The UbiSim Editor makes the flow of creating simulations easy to understand and easy to accomplish.”
As nursing enrollment steadily grows, programs are charged with scaling simulation activities while also managing constraints in staffing and physical resources. Our team of nursing simulation experts understand these challenges, crafting a solution that scales high fidelity simulation across nursing programs while using resources judiciously.
The UbiSim Editor, our web-based simulation authoring tool, guided nursing instructor Frank Stickler through the entire scenario design process. Frank designed a nursing scenario focused on the physical assessment of a medically underserved patient in a community clinic. Through a health promotion lens, Frank’s scenario challenges nurse learners to build key transferable skills, including clinical judgment, physical assessment, patient education, and therapeutic communication.
Having a regular manikin simulation has been great, but seeing a patient’s status and reaction changing before you, you can’t do that without virtual reality,” “With the headset on, students see the patient’s face changing. They can see a look of concern as the patient turns pale. It should trigger the nurse to look at the chart and take the right steps to save the patient.”
UbiSim’s immersive VR simulations provide a high level of realism and fidelity that support learners in attaining the scenario objectives. Learners navigate an interactive virtual EHR to review labs, imaging, provider orders, and an eMAR. Our virtual patients display a wide variety of dynamic symptoms and features that are difficult to simulate with other modalities, including authentic facial expressions, respiratory distress, edema, and skin lesions. Learners recognize and analyze these important cues as they develop clinical judgment, prioritize nursing actions, and improve their practice moving forward.
It’s the closest we get to the clinical setting without actually being there,” “The VR system works well. We can move the patient and get their vitals as we would with a real-life patient. It’s pretty life-like.”
UbiSim VR simulations are authentic, allowing learners to suspend disbelief and focus on mastering critical nursing skills. UbiSim has no menu-based actions or communications. Learners simply speak with the patient, family, or member of the interprofessional healthcare team in their own words as they would in a real-life clinical setting. This empowers learners to improve their therapeutic and team-based communication skills. Nursing actions occur naturally in UbiSim. For example, learners simply pick up a stethoscope and place it on the patient’s chest to auscultate heart sounds, without any menus. By supporting natural communication and actions, learners can focus on what matters most – improving their nursing practice and patient outcomes.