Technology is constantly evolving and plays a big part in our daily lives, whether it is at home or work. The uses of new technologies are expanding, and many teaching professionals are replacing their blackboards for virtual reality headsets to train their students and staff members.
In the healthcare industry, virtual reality technology is an innovative tool to teach medical students, train new staff members, and refresh current medical professionals on essential skills. Virtual reality technology has the power to transform the healthcare industry one headset at a time. Here’s how:
Virtual reality technology is changing the way healthcare providers and facilities are training students and staff members. According to a study on the “Effects of Virtual Reality training on medical students’ learning motivation and competency”, virtual reality was found best for medical students in both learning motivation and learning competency. Virtual reality environments help prepare students and staff members mentally and physically for real-life scenarios.
At Immertec, we focus on real-time training with virtual reality because optimal learning stems from human interaction. Individuals who train with and under the tutelage of expert mentors reach proficiency faster, make fewer errors, and perform consistently.
Reduce patients’ and healthcare professionals’ risk
Another great benefit of virtual reality is that it gives medical students and professionals the training they need to gain real-world experience in a way that doesn’t endanger patients. Just like learning any new skill, practice makes perfect. Making mistakes can happen, but when it comes down to someone’s life, there is no room for error. With VR technology, students and professionals have the opportunity to practice their trade with real-time training and with a hands-on realistic scenario without putting a patient’s life in jeopardy.
Reduce the cost of healthcare training
Virtual reality can also reduce the cost of healthcare training. VR offers benefits for learners and educators by delivering cost-effective, standardized clinical training on demand. VR allows simulation to be delivered at a reduced cost with little to no need for physical training facilities or events. It also allows more people to be trained remotely per session.
Boost individualized patient education
Virtual reality tools can take patient education into the future by delivering patients an individualized and immersive experience. The VR tool can help patients gain a better understanding of their health by showing the patient a 3D tour of their medical condition. This allows patients to view their exact results and offers visualizations that can promote a better understanding of their conditions.
At Immertec, we focus on real-time training with virtual reality and understand the importance of gaining experience and access to live training surgeries whenever necessary. Learn more about Immertec’s process and how we can implement VR training in your organization today. Contact us today!