“Virtual Reality Reusable e-Resources:

VRReR 1: Effective Communication with Adolescents to an Interactive 360° Immersive Environment

The efficacy of home visiting of adolescent who are at risk of self-harm has a great dependency on the communication between the patient and the healthcare professional. Face-to-face encounters with healthcare professional and patients have heightened importance to counteract negative COVID-19 related social isolation effect. 

European social workers and students have access to an upgraded learning resource that facilitates emotional awareness and helps to communicate mannerisms that produce positive outputs from patients.

The link to download the Resource for Android can be found in the Google Play Store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uonhelm.CoViRREffectiveHealthcareComm

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Published in January 2022, a detailed conference paper describes the e-Resource in addition to presenting and discussing the impact evaluation data from student participants. The paper was titled ‘Repurposing a Reusable Learning Object on Effective Communication with Adolescents to an Interactive 360° Immersive Environment by Adapting the ASPIRE Framework’.

 

 

VRReR 2: Clinical Procedures

Clinical procedures such as measuring blood pressure, handwashing, IM injections and putting on sterile gloves using a non-touch technique can be difficult for healthcare students to grasp.  In this resource, users will explore the demonstration of how to correctly undertake a variety of clinical procedures within the context of a 360°/VR environment.  These essential procedures take time to understand and require up to date information that can be accessed many times. The impact comes from reduced need for educators to show these procedures from the very start as the VRReR details most of the information required, along with the required action steps.

 

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The link to download the Resource for Android can be found here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uonhelm.CoViRRClinicalProcedures

 

 

VRReR 3: Pressure Ulcers Experience

A common issue that healthcare students often face is in successfully identifying and diagnosing a pressure ulcer and its category (stage) of development. In this resource, users explore a variety of scenes in a 360° video/VR experience to help observe the common places that pressure ulcers occur whilst also learning to identify the categories they belong to, based on their appearance and on their medical status.

 

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The link to download the Resource for Android can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uonhelm.CoViRRCategoriesOfPressureUlcers

 

 

VRReR 4: Clinical Skills equipment and resources

Clinical Skills e-resources are not always reflective of the existing immersive needs of the leaners, nor the needs of teachers and health professionals. CoViRR approach provides a concrete and easy to transfer solution to any healthcare undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD curriculum, minimizing the cost of training and maximising the experience and practicing with required tools. The surgical instrument table is also sterile paved by a surgical field, sterile green. On the table are lying all the sterile instruments which can be used for several operations, especially minor ones. There is a great deal of information for users to understand how and when to use each instrument in this resource.

 

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The link to download the Resource for Android can be found here:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MariosHadjiaros.CoViRR_360

 

 

VRReR 5: Wound suturing

This VRReR has specific details that a clinical professional would only be able to provide therefore will save time for educators in addition to allowing critical skills to be learned, and important maintained with up-to-date information. The contents consist of Wound sterilization, Applying Gloves, Local anesthetic, Wound suturing, and Removing gloves:

For example, this app demonstrates that to sterilize a trauma, we use sterile gauze and antiseptic iodine solution and clean the area circular, from the center to the periphery. A sterile surgical field with hole is placed over the trauma to ensure a sterile environment.  A surgical forceps, a needle holder, a scissors, the suture, sterile gauzes, anesthetic solution and a scalpel – if needed – will be placed on the field also.

 

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The link to download the Resource for Android can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MariosHadjiaros.CoViRR_360

 

 

VRReR 6: 12 lead ECG placement (VR, AR, Desktop)

A non-invasive procedure, the placement of the 12-basic leads records the electronic activity of the heart as waveforms. It can monitor a range of heart conditions, from arrythmias to coronary heart disease to electrolyte balance. The main purpose of 12-lead abduction is to control the patients for possible cardiac ischemia. Helps medical experts easily to identify patients who have STEM (ST elevation, myocardial infraction). In the 12-Lead ECG placement application, students can navigate in 3D environment and place the electrodes on the virtual patient.

 

 

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VRReR 7:  X-Ray examination

Doctors can use radiology technology to detect or treat diseases in almost any part of the body. One of the most well-known tests used is x-rays, which can be used to check for fractures, signs of pneumonia, breast cancer and more.

For the implementation of the application, a variety of different X-Rays were chosen, each one corresponding to a different epidemiology and/or morphology. The X-Rays used were part of a database provided by a hospital. Upon the initiation of the application, the user finds themselves in an empty room where a patient is lying on an examination table. Alongside the patient, a chest X-Ray is displayed. The user must identify the problem based solely on the provided X-Ray and choose among 4 options displayed in a banner next to the X-Ray.

 

https://www.covirr.eu/covir_vr.zip

https://www.covirr.eu/covir_desktop.zip

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Auth.CoViRR&hl=el&gl=US

 

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