Open RN: Creating OER Nursing Textbooks and Virtual Reality Scenarios with Kim Ernstmeyer
Kim Ernstmeyer is the Director of Open RN and a Nursing Instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College. She’s an experienced nurse educator and passionate about teaching clinical judgment and patient safety using simulation.
In this interactive Acadicus Roundtable in VR we’ll meet with Kim to learn more about her work leading Open RN, a project funded by a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Education and focused on creating 5 OER Nursing Textbooks with 25 associated Virtual Reality scenarios using the Acadicus platform. We’ll also explore firsthand some of the already completed simulations live in VR.
You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions live in Zoom, and we’ll be recording the entire session for everyone to watch later.
If you can’t attend but would like to pre-submit some questions for Kim, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Office Hours
Drop in to meet with John ‘Pathfinder’ Lester and Jon Brouchoud as they explore featured simulations, unbox new content, and more.
Upcoming Office Hours will be held at 2:00 Eastern and are currently scheduled for March 19th, April 2nd, April 16th, April 30th, May 14th, and May 28th.
No registration required. Meet us in the Acadicus Commons by downloading and installing Acadicus on a compatible windows PC. For the best experience, be sure you’re plugged directly into a stable high speed internet connection and use a headphones with a mic.
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“I Got a Headset, Now What?” – Best Practices for Success in Deploying VR-based Learning with Carly Brady
Carly Brady is the Manager of Academic Technology at Madison College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and leads a team of over ten Instructional Consultants and Technologists who support all faculty at Madison College. With years of experience in online learning and other flexible formats, Carly has recently led Madison College’s exciting journey into Virtual Reality with the help of Bill Ballo and Acadicus.
Your Guide to Running a Virtual Simulation
This event was held on Friday February 12th at 1:30pm Eastern. Participants were able to learn best practices for running a virtual simulation and experience firsthand how people can interact with virtual standardized patients, medical equipment and other learners and educators.
You can watch a 3D Recording of this event in VR or Non-VR mode for free by downloading Acadicus and entering room 9209 on the launch screen.
Bill Ballo is an EMS/Paramedic Instructor and Professor at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Madison College. In this interactive Roundtable, learn more about how Bill is using Acadicus to build foundational education programs and 3D lectures in anatomy, casualty training and emergency response.
You can watch a 3D Recording of this event in VR or Non-VR mode for free by downloading Acadicus and entering room 4949 on the launch screen.
Dr. Nick Slamon
Dr. Slamon recently completed a research study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. The study focused on teaching pediatric airway intubation using VR Simulations in Acadicus with inexperienced junior fellows and residents.
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Acadicus Content and Features
This HVAC virtual simulation enables instructors to teach the basics of manifold gauge use that students can join from anywhere, any time.
This multiple casualty incident (MCI) simulation is a proof-of-concept being developed in partnership with an alliance of EMS organizations.
In this series of 3D Recorded presentations, Dr. Nick Slamon describes ACLS and PALS heart rhythm disturbances.
A library of virtual nursing simulations, scenarios, environments, characters and equipment are being developed. Access demo simulations for free in Acadicus.
Operating room virtual reality simulation content pack with airway management / endotracheal intubation assets.
This virtual medical simulation content pack aligns with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) training and education activities.
This virtual simulation content pack includes assets for basic wound treatment in an emergency room environment.
This content pack contains everything needed to conduct ECG lead placement training through virtual simulation. Accessible in VR or non-VR.
The Respiratory Therapy asset pack includes an elderly patient, various oxygen adjuncts, and interactive oxygen flow meter.
The human muscular visualization pack is now available for use in Acadicus, in VR or non-VR, for live or recorded lessons.
The Heart Block virtual visualization asset includes an interactive 3D model with 4 different blocks, selected from an interactive interface.
Within the environment, characters, equipment and other assets can be added to the scene depending on the scenario.