Clinician using the tactile vr™ simulator.
- Jun. 6, 2012 - SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. --
, a division of mySmartSimulations®
, Inc., released Central Venous Catheterization, the third topic for their 3D simulator suite, tactile vr™.
The new topic, along with the already-available Peripheral IV Insertion and Urinary Catheterization, were strategically selected because they carry a high risk for infection. tactile vr™ offers clinicians a training outlet that is promotes patient safety, quality care, and risk management.
Central Venous Catheterization, like the other simulator modules, immerses the user in a life-like simulated learning environment. While following best practice guidelines, it leads the user step-by-step using physical feeling throughout the entire procedure. tactile vr™ accomplishes this by incorporating haptic technology, the science of applying tactile sensation to human interaction with computers.
Haptics is one of the many aspects that sets tactile vr™ apart from other medical simulators. With the “millennial”
generation entering the workforce, training programs need to match new users’ skills and expectations. tactile vr™ provides high quality 3D graphics with a gamer-type approach that will satisfy young clinicians as well as current generations in the workforce.
Through a study performed last year, mySmartHealthcare™
was able to determine that all participants, with varying clinical backgrounds, were able to use the equipment easily. Furthermore, they increased their proficiencies while learning within the simulated environment—
helping to develop clinical competency prior to working with actual patients.
Additionally, tactile vr™ integrates data feedback and usage documentation within the simulation software; making the analytics accessible for administrative users.
The Central Venous Catheterization module is the first of many topics being introduced in 2012. For more information on tactile vr™, please contact mySmartHealthcare™
at (866) 474-7627.About mySmartHealthcare™
is a division of mySmartSimulations®
, Inc. Since 2003, mySmartSimulations®
, Inc. has developed custom training and educational solutions for the medical device industry.
In 2009, mySmartSimulations®
, Inc. launched mySmartHealthcare™
, a site designed to provide healthcare professionals access to compliance, anatomy, and industry training worldwide.
In 2011, mySmartHealthcare™
introduced tactile vr™, an innovative, easy-to-use training solution developed to increase proficiency and improve patient safety and quality through immersive virtual reality training experiences. tactile vr™ was created initially to teach healthcare professionals Peripheral IV Insertion, Urinary Catheterization, and Central Venous Catheterization. These topics are based on best practice guidelines identified by many healthcare institutions.
For more information visit http://www.mySmartHealthcare.com
or contact us at (866) 474-7627 or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/tactilevr
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