Health Scholars and CareerCert partner on VR training

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First responders and clinicians can now access advanced cardiovascular life support VR training thanks to a partnership between Health Scholars and CareerCert

Quick read

➨ The ACLS VR training programme of US-based developer Health Scholars will be added to the CareerCert platform so that emergency and healthcare departments can regularly sharpen the skills of their first responders and clinicians
➨ ACLS certifications last for two years and these skills can deteriorate within months if not constantly practiced and refreshed, according to the American Heart Association
➨ Emergency and healthcare professionals can easily access a wide range of online training options through CareerCert, including VR from Health Scholars, as well as interactive mobile learning, virtual instructor-led training, scenario-based education, multimedia online courses and 3D learning

The story

Health Scholars has teamed up with online learning provider CareerCert to enhance advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) training for first responders and clinicians with VR.

The ACLS VR training programme of US-based developer Health Scholars will be added to the CareerCert platform so that emergency and healthcare departments can regularly sharpen the skills of their first responders and clinicians.

ACLS certifications last for two years and these skills can deteriorate within months if not constantly practiced and refreshed, according to the American Heart Association.

Emergency and healthcare professionals can easily access a wide range of online training options through CareerCert, including VR from Health Scholars, as well as interactive mobile learning, virtual instructor-led training, scenario-based education, multimedia online courses and 3D learning.

Health Scholars chief executive officer Cole Sandau said: “Healthcare providers consistently give their all to help others, which is why we believe first responders, clinicians and their patients deserve the best training possible.”

“Our partnership with the CareerCert division of Carrus will help ensure that we can bring effective VR training to a larger number of providers and we could not be more excited to add our ACLS VR training to CareerCert’s programme.”

According to Health Scholars, its ACLS VR training helps emergency and healthcare departments to save up to 83% on costs compared to high-fidelity simulation-based training.

It also reduces the number of educators/proctors needed to run a successful simulation by 75%.

Scott Jensen, senior vice president at CareerCert, said: “In order to keep up with the rapid acceleration of medical knowledge, first responders and healthcare providers need innovative, comprehensive training that fits their schedules and helps them provide the best care possible.”

“Virtual reality is one key factor in providing quality training that makes an impact.”

The application of VR training in healthcare and medical settings is regularly connected with improved patient care.

The benefits of risk-free repetitive training are difficult to dispute, but are improved outcomes for patients there to see? What has your experience been?

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Main image: ACLS VR training programme of US-based developer Health Scholars