The pediatric VR applications use artificial intelligence (AIenabled) voice technology to replicate real-world interaction and to create highly sophisticated, self-directed learning experiences that adapt to the providers’ proficiency level to optimize learning gains. The current offerings are described below.
Pediatric Emergency Assessment™
With true-to-life assessment and stabilization scenarios, learners are virtually presented with infants and children who present with physical findings of:
- Compensated & Decompensated Shock
- Respiratory Distress
- Respiratory Failure
- CNS/Metabolic Disorders
- Cardiopulmonary Failure
Pediatric Emergency Assessment™ includes eleven vignettes that may be completed on a quarterly basis or all at once. Providers may receive 0.5 to 0.75 CAPCE credits for each successful vignette completion.
The VR scenarios may be used as a stand-alone training option, or as a complementary resource to the AAP’s existing Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) continuing education training program, which has trained over 300,000 EMS providers since 2000.
Pediatric Emergency Care™
After refreshing pediatric assessment skills through the Pediatric Emergency Assessment™ application, first responders can practice the role of team lead, managing multiple in-home resuscitation scenarios with Pediatric Emergency Care™. The learner will evaluate infants and children and identify underlying conditions, then intervene with pediatric resuscitation workflows — all in accordance with American Heart Association and Red Cross guidelines. Learners train virtually on pediatric length tapes, dosing medications and electricity, team-based management skills, and full cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
To Learn More
For more information about the VR applications, visit www.aap.org/EMSvirtualreality.
To view the demo on these products, visit: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=OOujUSl300E.