Virtual Patients 2016


The term virtual patient is used to describe interactive computer simulations used in health care education.



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The role for virtual patients in the future of medical education
NB Berman, SJ Durning, MR Fischer… – Academic …, 2016 –
Abstract The medical education community is working—across disciplines and across the continuum—to address the current challenges facing the medical education system and to implement strategies to improve educational outcomes. Educational technology offers the

The development and preliminary validation of a rubric to assess medical students’ written summary statements in virtual patient cases
S Smith, JR Kogan, NB Berman, MS Dell… – Academic …, 2016 –
Purpose: The ability to create a concise summary statement can be assessed as a marker for clinical reasoning. The authors describe the development and preliminary validation of a rubric to assess such summary statements. Method: Between November 2011 and June

Using virtual patients to teach empathy: a randomized controlled study to enhance Medical Students’ Empathic Communication
A Foster, N Chaudhary, T Kim, JL Waller… – Simulation in …, 2016 –
Methods: Seventy medical students, randomly assigned to 3 separate study groups, interacted with (1) a control VP portraying depression,(2) a VP with a backstory simulating patient shadowing, or (3) a VP able to give immediate feedback about empathic

Assessing progression of clinical reasoning through virtual patients: An exploratory study
E Forsberg, K Ziegert, H Hult, U Fors – Nurse education in practice, 2016 – Elsevier
Abstract To avoid test-driven learning, there have been discussions regarding the use of more formative assessments in health care education to promote students’ deep learning. Feedback is important in formative assessment, but many students ignore it; therefore,

Embedding a virtual patient simulator in an interactive surgical lecture
R Kleinert, P Plum, N Heiermann, R Wahba… – Journal of surgical …, 2016 – Elsevier
Background Lectures are traditionally used for teaching declarative knowledge. One established tool for clinical education is the demonstration of a real patient. The use of real patients in the daily clinical environment is increasingly difficult. The use of a virtual patient

Enhancing primary care clerkships with virtual patients
M Sobocan, Z Klemenc-Ketis – Education for Primary Care, 2016 – Taylor & Francis
Abstract Background: Virtual patients, computer-assisted patient scenarios, have been used in different medical disciplines over several years. Researchers have already gained knowledge on how it helps foster clinical thinking, fills knowledge gaps and enables patient

The effect of constructing versus solving virtual patient cases on transfer of learning: a randomized trial
MG Tolsgaard, RMHG Jepsen, MB Rasmussen… – Perspectives on medical …, 2016 – Springer
Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of actively constructing virtual patient (VP) cases compared with solving VP cases on knowledge gains, skills transfer and time spent on cases. Forty-five fourth-year medical students were randomized to

Virtual patient simulation in psychiatric care–A pilot study of digital support for collaborate learning
C Sunnqvist, K Karlsson, L Lindell, U Fors – Nurse education in practice, 2016 – Elsevier
Abstract Psychiatric and mental health nursing is built on a trusted nurse and patient relationship. Therefore communication and clinical reasoning are two important issues. Our experiences as teachers in psychiatric educational programmes are that the students feel

Virtual patient simulations for health professional education
AA Kononowicz, L Woodham, C Georg… – The Cochrane …, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
Kononowicz AA, Woodham L, Georg C, Edelbring S, Stathakarou N, Davies D, Masiello I, Saxena N, Tudor Car L, Car J, Zary N. Virtual patient simulations for health professional education. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD012194. DOI:

Advancing virtual patient simulations through design research and interPLAY: part I: design and development
A Hirumi, A Kleinsmith, K Johnsen, S Kubovec… – Educational Technology …, 2016 – Springer
Abstract Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of randomized controlled studies conclude that virtual patient simulations are consistently associated with higher learning outcomes compared to other educational methods. However, we cannot assume that students will

Evaluating medical student engagement during virtual patient simulations: a sequential, mixed methods study
L McCoy, RK Pettit, JH Lewis… – BMC medical …, 2016 –
Background Student engagement is an important domain for medical education, however, it is difficult to quantify. The goal of this study was to investigate the utility of virtual patient simulations (VPS) for increasing medical student engagement. Our aims were specifically to

Simulated Patients, Real IPE Lessons: When you bring together students from three disciplines to treat virtual patients, interprofessional learning gets real.
CC Dudding, L Hulton, AL Stewart – The ASHA Leader, 2016 – ASHA
Multiple debilitating strokes have left Ronnie, 73, struggling to communicate and swallow. His wife, Elizabeth Ann, now bears the burden of constantly caring for him at home—with some morning assistance from their son.Elizabeth Ann feels the strain as Ronnie requires

Dynamics of study strategies and teacher regulation in virtual patient learning activities: a cross sectional survey
S Edelbring, R Wahlström – BMC medical …, 2016 –
Background Students’ self-regulated learning becomes essential with increased use of exploratory web-based activities such as virtual patients (VPs). The purpose was to investigate the interplay between students’ self-regulated learning strategies and perceived

A qualitative analysis of virtual patient descriptions in healthcare education based on a systematic literature review
I Hege, AA Kononowicz, D Tolks… – BMC medical …, 2016 –
Background Virtual Patients (VPs) have been in the focus of research in healthcare education for many years. The aim of our study was to analyze how virtual patients are described in the healthcare education literature, and how the identified concepts relate to

Dental Materials and Their Selection-Virtual Patient (VP) Software from a Student Perspective
A Doloca, O Tanculescu, L Trandafir… – Materiale …, 2016 –
Virtual-patient (VP) software is an innovative educational tool which provides a safe environment in which students and interns can acquire clinical skills before engaging in real patient cases. Virtual patients allow the study of different scenarios regardless of the

Combination of a flipped classroom format and a virtual patient case to enhance active learning in a required therapeutics course
AB Lichvar, A Hedges, NJ Benedict, AC Donihi – American journal of …, 2016 – AJPE
Objective. To design and evaluate the integration of a virtual patient activity in a required therapeutics course already using a flipped-classroom teaching format. Design. A narrative-branched, dynamic virtual-patient case was designed to replace the static written cases that

Virtual Patient Simulation Training in Graduate Dysphagia Management Education—A Research-Led Enhancement Targeting Development of Clinical Interviewing …
I Sia, S Halan, B Lok, MA Crary – Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest …, 2016 – ASHA
Abstract Access to patients for clinical education is a challenge for educators and students across all health care professions. Led by colleagues in medical and nursing education, health care educators have increasingly embraced new teaching technologies such as

Innovations in Health Education-M-Learning Facilitated Multimodal Learning using Clickable Images and Virtual Patients
A Wong – CPCE Health Conference, 2016 –
… M-Learning and SRS (Student Response Systems) – Benefits, Mechanisms • Multimodal learning – visual and kinaesthetic – Clickable images and virtual patients • Future – educating health professionals to become mobile application content providers. Page 3. Mobile-Learning and

Perpetual and Virtual Patients for Cardiorespiratory Physiological Studies
D Brossier, M Sauthier, X Alacoque… – Journal of Pediatric …, 2016 –
As a result of innovations in informatics over the last decades, physiologic models elaborated in the second half of the 20th century could be transformed into specific virtual patients called computational models. These models, developed initially for teaching

Virtual patients to explore and develop clinical case summary statement skills amongst Japanese resident physicians: a mixed methods study
BS Heist, N Kishida… – BMC medical …, 2016 –
Background In Western clinical training, formulation of a summary statement (SS) is a core exercise for articulation, evaluation, and improvement of clinical reasoning (CR). In Japanese clinical training, structured guidance in developing CR, including opportunity for

Real-Time Ultrasound Simulation for Training of US-Guided Needle Insertion in Breathing Virtual Patients.
A Mastmeyer, M Wilms, D Fortmeier… – Studies in health …, 2016 –
Abstract One draw-back of most existing VR ultrasound training simulators is the use of static 3D patient models neglecting physiological changes induced eg by respiration or heart motion. In this paper to the aim of more realistic Ultrasound simulation, breathing motion

Advancing virtual patient simulations through design research and interPLAY: part II—integration and field test
A Hirumi, T Johnson, RJ Reyes, B Lok… – Educational Technology …, 2016 – Springer
Abstract In Part I of this two-part series, we examined the design and development of NERVE: A virtual patient simulation created to give medical students standardized experiences in interviewing, examining, and diagnosing virtual patients with cranial nerve

A Virtual Patient Representation in the Medical Rehabilitation Domain.
N Gal, D Andrei, DV Poenaru, V Stoicu-Tivadar… – MIE, 2016 –
Abstract. This paper proposes a virtual patient (VP) for the medical rehabilitation domain using the digital representation of the real life patient’s matchstick skeleton. This virtual patient is used to analyze and track the recovery of the orthopedic patient with malicious

Integrating Virtual Patient Simulations into the Classroom: The SRM Model
AJ Kleinheksel – 2016 –
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: The Strategy-Relationship-Management (SRM) conceptual framework provides a new, targeted, and specific model through which to understand and implement the successful integration of virtual patient simulations in nursing

A qualitative study of the perspectives of pre-registration pharmacists on the use of virtual patients as a novel educational tool
SR Chapman, JS Thompson… – International Journal of …, 2016 –
Methods: Following institutional ethical approval, a purposive sample of UK based pre-registration trainees (2014-2015) was recruited via emails and presentations at study days. Participants were stratified by their sector of training and gender before being randomly

Augmenting a Clinical Study With Virtual Patient Models: Food and Drug Administration and Industry Collaboration
A Himes, T Haddad, D Bardot – Journal of …, 2016 – …
Medical device manufacturers are increasingly using predictive computer models during the product development process. These models are created for a specific context of use in order to simulate the device and relevant anatomy and physiology associated with

Participant’s Perception of Realism and Pediatric Pain Assessment Utilizing a Virtual Patient: A Pilot Study
A Carson – 2016 –
Abstract The use of simulation in curriculum affords students with the opportunity to enhance clinical skills in a safe environment. However, certain aspects of patient assessment are difficult to reproduce in current simulators, such as changes in facial expressions. Facial

Reality check: validating virtual patients for interprofessional wound care education
D Wiegleb Edström, N Karlsson… – AMEE 2016. International …, 2016 –
Background: Interprofessional collaboration is important for successful healing of leg ulcers, but studies have demonstrated a lack of collaboration in practice. The education can contribute to establish conditions for interprofessional collaboration and an understanding

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The Medical Virtual Patient Simulator (MedVPS) Platform
P Nedungadi, R Raman – Intelligent Systems Technologies and …, 2016 –
Abstract Medical Virtual Patient Simulator (MedVPS) is a cutting-edge eLearning innovation for medical and other health professionals. It consists of a framework that supports various patient cases, tailored by interdisciplinary medical teams. Each virtual patient case follows

Virtual Patient and Simulation: Strategies to Teach End-of-Life Care
LA Konieczny – 2016 –
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: How does the educator prepare students for the profound experience of providing care at end-of-life? Technology can be used to provide the knowledge and skills needed before the

Measuring interprofessional competencies and attitudes among health professional students creating family planning virtual patient cases
E Wong, JJ Leslie, JA Soon… – BMC medical …, 2016 –
Background The Virtual Interprofessional Patients-Computer-Assisted Reproductive Health Education for Students (VIP-CARES) Project took place during the summers of 2010–2012 for eight weeks each year at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Undergraduate health

Using Foreign Virtual Patients With Medical Students in Germany: Are Cultural Differences Evident and Do They Impede Learning?
J Walldorf, T Jähnert, NB Berman… – Journal of medical …, 2016 –
Background Learning with virtual patients (VPs) is considered useful in medical education for fostering clinical reasoning. As the authoring of VPs is highly demanding, an international exchange of cases might be desirable. However, cultural differences in foreign VPs might

A Methodology to Generate Virtual Patient Repositories
U Kartoun – arXiv preprint arXiv:1608.00570, 2016 –
Abstract: Electronic medical records (EMR) contain sensitive personal information. For example, they may include details about infectious diseases, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or they may contain information about a mental illness. They

User Requirements and User Interface Design for Virtual Patient Simulator
S Partanen – 2016 –
In this thesis, user requirements and a user interface design for a virtual patient simulator were created for a company that manufactures patient monitoring devices. A virtual patient simulator is used for replaying recorded patient data to a patient monitor, while observing

Participatory Design of a Pediatric Virtual Patient Creation Tool
LC Dukes, N Meehan… – … Informatics (ICHI), 2016 …, 2016 –
Abstract: Virtual patients are computer simulations that behave in the same way that an actual patient would in a medical context. Since these characters are simulated, they can provide realistic yet repetitive practice in patient interaction since they can represent a wide

A single virtual patient education activity led to improvements in some self?reported interprofessional competencies in approximately 40% of students
JN Scanlan, G Nisbet – Australian occupational therapy journal, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
… care settings. Next article in issue: Connections Next article in issue: Connections. View issue TOC Volume 63, Issue 4 August 2016 Pages 298–300. Critically Appraised Paper A single virtual patient education activity led to improvements in some self-reported interprofessional

A “Virtual Patient” Cohort and Mathematical Model of Glucose Dynamics in Critical Care
TD Knab, G Clermont, RS Parker – IFAC-PapersOnLine, 2016 – Elsevier
Abstract: Stress hyperglycemia is common in critically ill patients and is strongly correlated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. Tight glucose control has been studied as a route to improving patient outcomes by attempting to maintain euglycemia in critical care

Virtual Patients And Serious Games In Medicine
P Siregar, N Julen – Diagnostic Pathology, 2016 –
Aims We describe diagnostic concepts that can be incorporated in serious games dedicated to medicine. Diagnosis can be modeled as an iterated hypothetico-deductive loop (HDL): collect/elicit patient data, evaluate them, establish a differential diagnosis, repeat the HDL if

Virtual Patient for Training Doctors to Break Bad News
M Ochs, B Donval, P Blache – … , Affect, Compagnon Artificiel …, 2016 –
ABSTRACT The way doctors deliver bad news has a significant impact on the therapeutic process: disease evolution, adherence with treatment recommendations, litigation possibilities (Andrade et al., 2010). However, both experienced clinicians and medical

A Learner-Created Virtual Patient Curriculum for Surgical Residents: Successes and Failures
KM McKendy, N Posel, DM Fleiszer… – Journal of surgical …, 2016 – Elsevier
Objective To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a learner-created virtual patient (VP) curriculum for postgraduate year 2 surgical residents. Design Using a social-constructivist model of learning, we designed a learner-created VP curriculum to help

Putting the ghost in the machine: exploring human-machine hybrid virtual patient systems for health professional education
D Topps, ML Cullen, N Sharma, RH Ellaway – PeerJ PrePrints, 2016 –
Background: Virtual patient authoring tools provide a simple means of creating rich and complex online cases for health professional students to explore. However, the responses available to the learner are usually predefined, which limits the utility of virtual patients, both

83 The use of virtual patients in education and assessment of postgraduate general surgical trainees–a pancreatic cancer model
NR Walker, R Bamford, D Alder, P Duncan, K Butcher – 2016 –
Introduction Virtual patients (VP) are a valuable method of e-learning and assessment of competencies, particularly clinical decision making. Using the Low-Fidelity method of VP design, a peer-reviewed VP was created and its value assessed to surgical trainees

A Corpus of Word-Aligned Asked and Anticipated Questions in a Virtual Patient Dialogue System.
A Gokcen, E Jaffe, J Erdmann, M White, D Danforth – LREC, 2016 –
Abstract We present a corpus of virtual patient dialogues to which we have added manually annotated gold standard word alignments. Since each question asked by a medical student in the dialogues is mapped to a canonical, anticipated version of the question, the corpus

Factors affecting acceptance and learning of Virtual Patient Simulation in a mental health care context
BD Peev – 2016 –
The following study explored factors affecting acceptance and learning of Virtual Patient Simulation (VPS) in a mental health care context. The use of VPS is increasing in healthcare sector, as it is considered to have educational and cost-effective benefits. To identify which

Virtual Patients in Psychiatry: A Study of Mania And Schizophrenia.
C Radhakanth –
Abstract: This study using computer graphics based Virtual Patients of Mania and Schizophrenia is the first of its kind in Psychiatry in India. In Psychiatry, Virtual patients instead of live patients offer many advantages in cases of violence, suicide, complex

The Virtual Patient for Improving Quality of Care in Primary Healthcare
U Fors, S Ekblad, J White –
Purpose: To date, few studies have assessed the impact of the virtual patient (VP) as a learning tool in primary health care in diagnosing and treating marginalized patients (eg refugees). Scope: This pilot grant allowed the authors to develop and test the impact of a VP

Virtual Patients and Nontechnical Skills in Undergraduate Health Professional Education: An Integrative Review
M Peddle, M Bearman, D Nestel – Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 2016 – Elsevier
Background Technology enhanced simulation such as virtual patients offer flexible, reproducible, and accessible learning experiences for student to develop nontechnical skills. Method Integrative review methods were used to synthesize empirical and theoretical

Integration of virtual patients into modernizing activities of medical education across MEFANET
J Majernik, L Szerdiová, D Schwarz… – Information and Digital …, 2016 –
Abstract: Utilization of traditional teaching methods in education of medicine was considered as the most convenient way to introduce clinical problems and topics during long history. Thanks to the modern technologies and advances in multimedia, simulations and on-line

Ellipsis and Coreference Resolution in a Computerized Virtual Patient Dialogue System
CJ Lin, CW Pao, YH Chen, CT Liu, HH Hsu – Journal of medical systems, 2016 – Springer
Abstract This paper describes the design of an ellipsis and coreference resolution module integrated in a computerized virtual patient dialogue system. Real medical diagnosis dialogues have been collected and analyzed. Several groups of diagnosis-related concepts

In 2009, the Obama administration passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, committing up to $27 billion worth of incentive payments to clinicians and hospitals to encourage greater adoption and use of electronic health records

The use of virtual patients in assessment of postgraduate general surgical trainees–A pancreatic cancer model
N Walker, K Butcher, P Duncan, D Alder… – … Journal of Surgery, 2016 –
Objective: Virtual patients (VP) are a valuable method of e-learning and assessing competencies, particularly clinical decision-making. Using the Low-Fidelity method of VP design, we created a peer-reviewed VP map and assessed its value to surgical trainees in

Real-Time Ultrasound Simulation for Training of US-Guided Needle Insertion in Breathing Virtual Patients
J SCHRODER, H HANDELS – Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22 …, 2016 –
Abstract. One draw-back of most existing VR ultrasound training simulators is the use of static 3D patient models neglecting physiological changes induced eg by respiration or heart motion. In this paper to the aim of more realistic Ultrasound simulation, breathing

Virtual Patient Simulation: Improving Management of Polycythemia Vera Patients No Longer Responding to Cytoreductive Therapy
S Cooper, E Van Laar, R Caracio… – Clinical Lymphoma …, 2016 –
BACKGROUND Clinical symptoms of polycythemia vera (PV) include vascular occlusive events, splenomegaly, aquagenic pruritus, and hemorrhagic complications after injury. Headache, fatigue, excessive sweating, gingival and gastrointestinal bleeding, and

A tale of three cases: Examining accuracy, efficiency, and process differences in diagnosing virtual patient cases.
T Doleck, A Jarrell, EG Poitras… – Australasian …, 2016 –
Clinical reasoning is a central skill in diagnosing cases. However, diagnosing a clinical case poses several challenges that are inherent to solving multifaceted ill-structured problems. In particular, when solving such problems, the complexity stems from the existence of multiple

Improving clinical reasoning by transferring the control of the path and the branches of the virtual patient to trainees using a non-linear, non-branched model
D Price, S O’Keefe, E Johnson, J Pung – MedEdPublish, 2016 –
Abstract Non-linear, non-branched (NLNB) virtual patient (VP) models have no defined paths or branches and emulate the “real world” where health professionals evaluate and manage their patients contemporaneously. This model has not been evaluated in prior

A novel approach to virtual patient simulation using natural language processing
A Persad, E Stroulia, S Forgie – Medical education, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
… Next article in issue: Digital interactive learning during idle time at work Next article in issue: Digital interactive learning during idle time at work. View issue TOC Volume 50, Issue 11 November 2016 Pages 1162–1163. Really Good Stuff: Lessons learned though innovation

Study of Learning by the Virtual Patient Case Created.
K Hirano, Y Majima, K Tokunaga – Studies in health technology and …, 2016 –
Either your web browser doesn’t support Javascript or it is currently turned off. In the latter case, please turn on Javascript support in your web browser and reload this page. … Study of Learning by the Virtual Patient Case Created. … We develop the Virtual Patient Creation Format

The effect of virtual patient simulations on student learning outcomes in an Associate of Science medical-surgical nursing course
BJ Musgrove – 2016 –
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine what the effects of virtual patient simulation instruction are on the learning outcomes of students in an Associate of Science medical-surgical nursing education course. Using a causal-comparative design, this study

The usability of virtual patients to facilitate clinical reasoning in physiotherapy
TA Burge – 2016 –
Clinical reasoning is essential for effective physiotherapy practice, but its complexity makes it difficult to teach and learn. The literature suggests it is learnt within the practice environment and improves with patient-centred experience. However, physiotherapy

Designing the model patient: Data-driven virtual patients in medical education
D Babichenko, MJ Druzdzel, L Grieve… – Serious Games and …, 2016 –
Abstract: In this paper we describe ModelPatient, a software application developed to allow health sciences educators to create and deliver educational cases that are based on and simulate real patient behavior. ModelPatient uses data from Electronic Medical Record

Data-driven model of virtual patient for doctor social training
M Ochs, E Lombardo, S Verbog, MC Moll… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2016 –
Abstract. The way doctors deliver bad news has a significant impact on the therapeutic process. In this paper, we present an ongoing project that aim at developing an embodied conversational agent simulating a patient to train doctors to break bad news. The embodied

Teaching cardiopulmonary auscultation in workshops using a virtual patient simulation technology—A pilot study
D Pereira, P Gomes, S Faria… – … in Medicine and …, 2016 –
Abstract: Auscultation is currently both a powerful screening tool, providing a cheap and quick initial assessment of a patient’s clinical condition, and a hard skill to master. The teaching of auscultation in Universities is today reduced to an unsuitable number of hours.

Usability Evaluation of a Pediatric Virtual Patient Creation Tool
LC Dukes, N Meehan… – … Informatics (ICHI), 2016 …, 2016 –
Abstract: Virtual patients are computer simulations that behave in the same way that an actual patient would in a medical context. Since these characters are simulated, they can provide realistic yet repetitive practice in patient interaction since they can represent a wide

A Scenario-Based Virtual Patient Program to Support Substance Misuse Education
L Zlotos, A Power, D Hill, P Chapman – American journal of pharmaceutical …, 2016 – AJPE
Objective. To evaluate virtual patient (VP) programs for injecting equipment provision (IEP) and opiate substitution therapy (OST) services with respect to confidence and knowledge among preregistration pharmacist trainees. Methods. Preregistration trainee pharmacists

Virtual Patients and Virtual Cohorts: A New Way to Think About the Design and Implementation of Personalized ICU Treatments
JG Chase, T Desaive, JC Preiser – Annual Update in Intensive Care and …, 2016 – Springer
Abstract Intensive care unit (ICU) patients exhibit complex and highly variable behavior, making them very difficult to manage efficiently and safely. More pragmatically, the cost of intensive care in healthcare systems has dramatically risen over the last decades mostly

L Manyuk – EUREKA: Social and Humanities, 2016 –
Abstract The system of higher medical education of the USA is characterized by the significant advance in the sphere of new technologies usage. The first computerized training programs for medical students were introduced in this country. Nowadays, new technologies

A Grounded Theory Approach to Explore the Teaching of Clinical Reasoning Skills with Virtual Patients
I Hege, A Kononowicz, J Kuefner – Medical Education, 2016 –
Background/Purpose Clinical Reasoning is a complex skill that is difficult for healthcare professionals to teach and for students to learn. Virtual Patients (VPs) are supposed to be an ideal activity to teach clinical reasoning skills. They offer a learner-centered and safe

Virtual Patient Simulation: A Method to Study Diagnostic Process as an Emergent Aspect of Information Sampling Behavior
DT Nystrom, DE Paull, AND Meyer… – Proceedings of the …, 2016 –
Medical diagnosis has begun to draw attention as a patient safety concern that is valid, yet difficult to study. In the current study, we implement a virtual patient simulation to assess different information sampling techniques practiced by a variety of health care providers

Formal analysis of temporal dynamics in anxiety states and traits for virtual patients
AA Aziz, F Ahmad, N Yusof, FK Ahmad… – AIP Conference …, 2016 –
This paper presents a temporal dynamic model of anxiety states and traits for an individual. Anxiety is a natural part of life, and most of us experience it from time to time. But for some people, anxiety can be extreme. Based on several personal characteristics, traits, and a

Omics approaches to individual variation: modeling networks and the virtual patient
H Lehrach – Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 2016 –
Abstract Every human is unique. We differ in our genomes, environment, behavior, disease history, and past and current medical treatment—a complex catalog of differences that often leads to variations in the way each of us responds to a particular therapy. We argue here

Virtual patient consultations and the use of an ePortfolio assessment to support student learning of integrated professional skills
F Naumann, JL Yang, T Thai, C Ford… – Focus on Health …, 2016 –
Introduction: Exercise physiology is a relatively new allied health profession and requires extensive knowledge and competency to assist patients with the management of chronic disease. Providing large numbers of students with meaningful training in competency

STUDY OBJECTIVES Ulcerative colitis (UC) is the most common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), affecting 700,000 Americans annually.[1] The management of UC has advanced rapidly since the introduction of biologics, however, clinicians are still challenged

Virtual Patient Case Sharing Across Two Schools of Pharmacy
MA Smith, LA Siemianowski, N Benedict – American journal of pharmaceutical …, 2016 – AJPE
Objective. To expand the use of virtual patients at 2 schools of pharmacy through virtual patient case sharing. Design. Faculty members at two schools of pharmacy collaborated to expand the use of virtual patients. Two simulation programs, vpSim and DecisionSim

103 Use of virtual patients to support learning about working with people with dementia
A Redvers, Y Pearson – 2016 –
This phase of the project aims to improve the skills, confidence, attitudes and ultimately competence of learners across a range of tasks involving communication with people with dementia and their families. Learning builds on individuals’ existing experience of dementia

A pilot feasibility study of virtual patient simulation to enhance social work students’ brief mental health assessment skills
M Washburn, P Bordnick, AS Rizzo – Social work in health care, 2016 – Taylor & Francis
ABSTRACT This study presents preliminary feasibility and acceptability data on the use of virtual patient (VP) simulations to develop brief assessment skills within an interdisciplinary care setting. Results support the acceptability of technology-enhanced simulations and offer

Virtual Patients in Health Professions Education
AJ Kleinheksel – Advancing Medical Education Through Strategic …, 2016 –
ABSTRACT The field of health professions continues to struggle with the impact of increasing practitioner and educator shortages. Health professions education is also faced with the issues of limited clinical placements and an increasing demand for online

Virtual Reality and Patient Simulator, Technology to Teach Humanistic End-of-Life Care
DNP Leona Konieczny – 2016 –
… Health assessment and nursing theory courses are taken during the fall semester. In this semester, students have the initial experience with the virtual patient and begin learning using simulation. … The students are informed that the virtual patient’s support person is her daughter. …

T Branan, A Hawkins, K Smith, R Palmer – Critical Care Medicine, 2016 –
… Interactive virtual patient cases were implemented in an attempt to provide exposure into the clinical environment of the ICU. The objective of this study is to determine student perceptions of interactive virtual patient cases and perceived confidence in clinical decision making. …

Impact of a paper vs virtual simulated patient case on student-perceived confidence and engagement
SG Barnett, CE Gallimore, M Pitterle, J Morrill – American journal of …, 2016 – AJPE
… 8. Zary N, Johnson G, Boberg J, Fors UG. Development, implementation and pilot evaluation of a web-based virtual patient case simulation environment – Web-SP. BMC Med Educ. 2006;6:10. 9. Orr KK. Integrating virtual patients into a self-care course. Am J Pharm Educ. …

… treatment centers. Methods: In this experimental study, 40 nurses were selected from Ilam educational-treatment centers and randomly allocated to two groups of virtual patient safety education and lecture-based education. Hospital …

Animation Validation of Obese Virtual Pediatric Patients Using a FLACC Pain Scale
TB Pence, LC Dukes, LF Hodges – International Conference on Virtual …, 2016 – Springer
… pain scale. We also investigated whether there were differences in how the virtual patients animations were perceived between the male vs female virtual patient and the obese vs non-obese virtual patient. The virtual children …

SU?F?P?18: Development of the Technical Training System for Patient Set?Up Considering Rotational Correction in the Virtual Environment Using Three …
K Imura, T Fujibuchi, K Kaneko, E Hamada… – Medical …, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
… The position errors to mechanical isocenter considering alignment between skin marker and laser on the virtual patient model were displayed by utilizing numerical values expressed in SI units and the directions of arrow marks. …

Student self-reported communication skills, knowledge and confidence across standardised patient, virtual and traditional clinical learning environments
M Quail, SB Brundage… – BMC medical …, 2016 –
… Unlike SPs however, the level of standardisation of the virtual patient is higher given that the virtual patient is controlled by the educator at … There are inherent limitations regarding the repertoire of comments and reactions of the virtual patients, in that technology is unable to fully …

Piloting Virtual Surgical Patient Cases with 3rd-year medical students during the surgery rotation
SA Sullivan, E Bingman, A O’Rourke… – The American Journal of …, 2016 – Elsevier
… Surgical education; Virtual patients; Clinical reasoning skills; Feedback; Medical students; Situated cognition. … By supporting students to think like practicing physicians, virtual patient scenarios can be successful at helping students learn clinical reasoning and decision-making …

A Technological Platform to Support Education in Regional Anaesthesia with Patient-Specific Virtual Physiological Human (VPH)-Based Models
G Christodoulakis, K Marias, G Notas… – … Conference on Medical …, 2016 –
… The output interface is responsible for showing updated views to users. The output views are divided into three pan- els. The first one is the patient view, which displays the scene being rendered including the virtual patient and the needle. …

Virtual Standardized Patient as a Training Tool for Mild TBI Screening
R Sakpal, DM Wilson, C Elnitsky… – … (ICHI), 2016 IEEE …, 2016 –
… a program that will assist clinicians in developing the highly sophisticated interviewing and diagnostic skills required for effective TBI evaluation [9]. As a result, the need for a standardized virtual patient portraying symptoms of mTBI … Virtual patients to teach cultural competency. …

Mathematical model of T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma: disease, treatment, cure or relapse of a virtual cohort of patients
N Eymard, V Volpert, P Kurbatova… – … and biology: a …, 2016 –
… We developed a mathematical model of virtual patients with T-LBL in order to obtain a proportion of virtual relapses close to the one observed in the real population of patients from the EuroLB database. Our simulations reproduced a 2-year follow-up re.

3D virtual planning in orthognathic surgery and CAD/CAM surgical splints generation in one patient with craniofacial microsomia: a case report
F Vale, J Scherzberg, J Cavaleiro, D Sanz… – Dental press journal of …, 2016 – SciELO Brasil
… The ”virtual patient” created underwent virtual surgery and a simulation of postoperative results on hard tissues. Surgical splints were manufactured using CAD/CAM technology in order to transfer the virtual surgical plan to the operating room. …

Creating virtual ARDS patients
A Das, M Haque, M Chikhani, W Wang… – … in Medicine and …, 2016 –
… new multi-intervention treatment strategies in silico by exploiting the speed, reproducibility, and cost-effectiveness of “virtual” patient trials. … and reproducible – different treatments, or combinations of treatments, can be applied to the same spectrum of virtual patients, in order to …

Evaluation of a virtual pet visit system with live video streaming of patient images over the Internet in a companion animal intensive care unit in the Netherlands
JH Robben, DN Melsen, O Almalik… – Journal of Veterinary …, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
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Retention of knowledge and application of poisoned patient management using 3-D virtual poison center
LIE Dorough – 2016 –
Retention of knowledge and application of poisoned patient management using 3-D virtual poison center. Abstract. Nurse educators must decide how best to prepare nursing students to be ready to care for all patients, including the poisoned patient. …