BY JESSICA CRAKER, LAURA BINDEMAN,
Software / Hardware
Evaluate System Used
Advantages / Disadvantages
What is Virtual Patient Case Scenario?
Computer based simulation training
Realistic and interactive virtual patients
Medical, dentistry, and pharmacology
Reasoning or diagnosis
History, lab tests, physical exams
No cues from the program
Often found in VP systems
Cause and effect
Time element/ personal story line
75% of studies show positive effect of simulation
Fit every situation
any situation /
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Offers communal learning
Offers interactive buildings / sites
New way to teach students
Shorter hospital stays
Fewer opportunities to learn
Learning in risk
Repeated practice of skills
Continued research into effectiveness / potential
Can focus on specific areas
Presents serious/ uncommon situations
Learn at own pace
Develop higher level of thinking
Retention of knowledge
Absence of patient risk
Issues of copyrights and legality
Who did you get your simulation from?
Lack of realism and patient responses
Not really hands on
Software / hardware issues
Slow internet, viruses, hackers
Cost of hardware, software and supportive features
Computers aren’t cheap!
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