VR-based training for student nurses in Ontario
June 9, 2021
TORONTO – Lumeto, the Toronto-based immersive learning company deploying its learning platform Involve XR to frontline workers, announced that its healthcare training software has been selected to be administered to universities and colleges across Ontario.
eCampus Ontario has chosen a consortium led by Laurentian University, Lumeto, Georgian College and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN to receive $1.1 million in funding for the development of a nursing-focused virtual reality healthcare training program.
The investment is among the largest amounts awarded to any applicant for the eCampus Ontario VLS (virtual learning strategy) program.
The funding will see the consortium develop twelve virtual reality simulation training programs for Nursing (RN) and Respiratory Therapy (RT) students across Ontario, including scenarios focused on:
- Donning and Doffing PPE
- Patient Assessment
- Wound Management
- Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP)
- Pediatric Airway Management
- Tracheostomy Care
- Management of a Deteriorating Patient / CPR
- Management of a Deteriorating Patient with Respiratory Distress / Protected CPR
- Mental Health De-escalation
- Advanced Airway Management – Intubation
- Hypovolemic Shock in Postoperative Patient
- Management of a Mechanically Ventilated Patient
The simulations, based on existing curriculums, will be developed to run on Lumeto’s Involve XR immersive learning platform, which provides remote synchronous immersive learning (learners and instructors, regardless of location, can enter the same virtual environment for simulation training), a learning insights engine, advanced and interactive medical equipment and drug library, AI-driven virtual patients, and flexible “no-code” lesson creation.
The twelve modules will be accessed via low-cost all-in-one VR headsets or via Involve XR’s flat-screen observer mode software.
“Involve XR is designed to bridge the gap between didactic learning and on-the-job experience for frontline workers, leading to better health and safety in our communities. The technology enables training scenarios that are flexible enough to be used across institutions with varying approaches to curriculum. We are excited that our advanced immersive learning platform has been chosen to help improve learning outcomes for healthcare professionals province-wide,” said Raja Khanna, CEO, Lumeto.
Lumeto is set to partner with Laurentian University’s Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH), Laurentian University’s School of Nursing, Georgian College and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN for the initial development and deployment of the training programs, which will then be made available, at no cost, to all Ontario Colleges and Universities (including access to Lumeto’s Involve platform). Additional details to be announced at a later date.
Lumeto enables the future of work through its advanced XR simulation, training and skills assessment platform, Involve XR. The platform enables institutions looking to deploy data-driven, enterprise-grade, immersive training and assessment across their workforce. The company currently operates across the health care and safety fields, enhancing learning outcomes tied to individual and team decision-making, problem-solving, de-escalation and complex procedures. Involve XR enables enhanced levels of learner assessment and benchmarking, providing learners an efficient way to remotely re-skill, up-skill and study in live, synchronous, immersive, scenario-based learning environments. Lumeto is based in Toronto, Canada, and employs a global workforce. Visit www.lumeto.com to learn more.