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Lake Regional Health System, Missouri USA, Customer Success Story

Nov 29, 2023 11:49:38 AM / by Jumana Mascati posted in PeriopSim learning model, PeriopSim, perioperative, Virtual Reality, Instrumentation

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Alvin Lawson

We had the privilege of conversing with Alvin Lawson, CSFA, Surgical Services Education Coordinator, and Perioperative Educator at Lake Regional Health System. With a remarkable background in surgical technology dating back to 1991 and certification as a Surgical First Assistant in 2002, Alvin is at the forefront of surgical education.

Supported by the unwavering dedication of Director of Peri-Operative Services Sarah Green, they've embarked on a groundbreaking journey into the realm of Virtual Reality Simulation training, reshaping the landscape of surgical education. As Alvin shared invaluable insights, we spotlight the pivotal role of PeriopSim VR in their pursuit of surgical excellence. Join us as we delve into this captivating narrative of transformation and learning in the realm of healthcare.

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Overcoming Motion Sickness in VR

Nov 27, 2023 1:18:41 PM / by James Hay posted in digital simulation, Virtual Reality, motion sickness

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Let’s talk about motion sickness: it can sometimes be a problem for a small percentage of people when they put on a headset and enter a VR experience. It can also be a debatable situation as we’ll discuss further down. Unfortunately, a lot of people have had past experiences in VR that weren’t the most optimal. From that epic rollercoaster ride that was poorly edited, to crawling on a plank thousands of feet above the ground, we can all understand why some people express hesitancy when entering VR. 

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Educator Spotlight - Texas State Technical College

Oct 19, 2023 11:58:52 AM / by James Hay posted in Digital Health, PeriopSim, perioperative, Educator, education

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Texas State Technical College

In this exclusive interview, we dive into the experiences and insights of Yolanda Ramirez and Marissa Gonzales, educators at Texas State Technical College. They share their journey with PeriopSim and PeriopSim VR, discussing how these innovative tools have transformed their teaching and enhanced their students' learning experiences.

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PeriopSim - OR Curriculum Integration: Insights from Jackie Phaneuf

Aug 30, 2023 11:24:52 AM / by Jumana Mascati posted in PeriopSim, Educator, clinical, Curriculum Integration

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We had the opportunity to speak with Jackie Phaneuf, MSN-Ed, RN, CNOR, OR Clinical Educator, to delve into the successful integration of PeriopSim into OR curricula at her facility in Washington DC, USA. Jackie shared her valuable insights into how she effectively incorporated PeriopSim.

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Educator Spotlight - Interview with Jay Chambers

Aug 17, 2023 7:36:31 AM / by Jeremie Kweto posted in Digital Health, PeriopSim, perioperative, Educator, education

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In the world of surgical technology education, simulation has become a popular tool for preparing students for the operating room environment. However, with the onset of COVID-19, simulation has become even more important as traditional hands-on training has been limited. That's where PeriopSim comes in.

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Enhancing Periop Training with PeriopSim at Boston Children's Hospital

Jul 27, 2023 1:16:25 PM / by Jeremie Kweto posted in PeriopSim, Simulation, VR, Pediatric, Pediatric Cardiac

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Boston Children's Hospital's Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR) wanted to expand its capacity to train new surgical scrub personnel through simulation.  After reviewing the adult modules in PeriopSim, they saw the value of the approach—scrub trainees could memorize instruments and learn procedures without burdening instructors, OR space, or equipment.

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VR Accessories to Consider

Feb 2, 2023 12:14:01 PM / by James Hay posted in Educator, Virtual Reality, VR

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Educator Spotlight: Interview with Brittney Wright

Jan 30, 2023 1:09:42 PM / by Jumana Mascati posted in Educator, clinical

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HTC VIVE Focus 3 - Screen Casting

Jan 12, 2023 3:32:38 PM / by James Hay posted in Educator, Virtual Reality, VR

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “How do we cast what the VR user is seeing to an external monitor?”.  When casting from your headset, the VR user can share what they see in VR wirelessly, making it a more inclusive experience for all involved. The VR view will appear on the external device you choose, allowing a user to share their VR experience in real-time.  

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Sanitizing your VR Headset

Oct 26, 2022 2:37:50 PM / by James Hay posted in Educator, Virtual Reality, VR

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As in any operating room environment, or classroom for that matter, one of the most critical areas to pay attention to is sanitization. Running a VR training program means that sharing is often involved. There’s no getting around the fact that everyone is covered in sweat and oil. Because of this, it’s important to keep the headsets as clean as possible.

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