We understand that Hospital Educators are extremely busy and have a lot on their hands. That's why we compiled a list of tips on how to use PeriopSim within your curriculum
1. Instrument Overviews
Before assigning modules, you can see what instruments are going to be covered in the module so you have a heads up if the Learner asks about a different instrument name. Different facilities have different names for instruments, so it is a great way to get your Learners comfortable with it.
2. PeriopSim 2D before PeriopSimVR
PeriopSim can be used on iPads prior to PeriopSimVR and they can get familiar with the instruments and procedure modules. That way when they do use the VR, they are already familiar with the instruments and can focus on how to pick up instruments correctly, sharps safety, and how to maintain a sterile environment. This way you will get more learners to use VR in the allotted time for PeriopSim.
3. Challenge your Learners to a PeriopSim-Off
A great way to encourage more fun and engagement in the learning process is if one of you completes a specific experience module and then challenges the learners to compete and see if they can better your score. Our new term for this is a PeriopSim-Off! You can offer learners a small prize (such as a scrub cap) for getting to the top of the leaderboard for that specific module.
4. Repetition is key
Ideally, to achieve a competency rating of an A or B, a learner would need to do an experience module at least 7-10 times. A B grade implies that the learner is passing on time and within the required time, an A grade indicates that the learner is anticipating. Learn more about learner competency levels here.
5. Practice makes perfect
Learners are eager to enter and spend more time in clinicals. If they are able to practice the corresponding module on PeriopSim before entering the OR for the same procedure they would be better prepared and more confident.
If you are ready to incorporate PeriopSim into your curriculum, request a demo with us! We'll go more in-depth on what other educators do at their facilities and how you can get the most value out of PeriopSim.