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.
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.
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.
We sat down and asked Educator Jessica Reed from Indianapolis, Indiana a few questions and this is what she had to say.
Implementing a VR training component to your lab can be a daunting process to the uninformed, so we’re here to help you with deciding what type of headset is right for your program.