Virtual Reality Training for Healthcare Practitioners
Empower practitioners to practice and master high-stakes conversations for improved confidence, compliance, and positive impact.
Virtual Standardized Patient Simulators
Mursion’s virtual standardized patient (VSP) simulators offer medical educators a powerful way to enhance both technical and interpersonal skills.
- Improving the communication skills of a doctor delivering a negative diagnosis
- Increasing the effectiveness of therapy skills of psychologists
- Enabling prospective nurses to master giving an effective patient history and coaching interview
- Allowing pediatric healthcare providers to train in scenarios involving a parent and an elementary-age child
- Enhancing the debriefing skills of a surgical team
A Cost-Effective Alternative to Standardized Patients
The use of standardized patients (SPs) to provide medical trainees with realistic simulations of patient interactions has become indispensable to medical education and assessment.
Real human SPs, however, require significant personnel, financial, and logistical resources. Mursion offers health programs and systems a more scalable way to deliver this proven method of education.
Duke Case Study
In a recent survey, 94% of professional medical schools and 65% of teaching hospitals use SPs as part of their educational curriculum. SPs have been shown to be a valid method of teaching students physical examination skills, history-taking skills, and communication skills in a safe and controlled environment without putting real patients at risk. In an experimental study led by Drs. Scott Compton and Arjun Nagendran, the authors’ preliminary findings showed that there were no significant statistical differences in a range of biometric measurements of stress between the treatment group who received simulations on Mursion’s platform and the control group who received their simulation from a real human actor (live role-play). Measurements included cortisol levels, pre/post mood tests, and other measures of medical student performance. These findings are currently being reviewed for publication in the journal “Teaching and Learning in Medicine.”