Virtual Patients 2020


Notes:

  • Clinical virtual reality (Clinical VR)
  • Virtual patient simulation (VPS)

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See also:

100 Best Virtual Patient VideosPatient Treatment & Chatbots 2019 | Virtual Reality Patient 2020


Creation and application of virtual patient cohorts of heart models
SA Niederer, Y Aboelkassem… – … of the Royal …, 2020 – royalsocietypublishing.org
Patient-specific cardiac models are now being used to guide therapies. The increased use of patient-specific cardiac simulations in clinical care will give rise to the development of virtual cohorts of cardiac models. These cohorts will allow cardiac simulations to capture and …

Effective virtual patient simulators for medical communication training: a systematic review
J Lee, H Kim, KH Kim, D Jung, T Jowsey… – Medical …, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Context Despite the growing use of virtual patients (VPs) in medical education, few studies have explored the features and effectiveness of VP?based medical communication skills training. We undertook a systematic review to summarise the design and evaluation of VP …

Effectiveness of virtual patients in teaching clinical decision?making skills to dental students
M Mardani, S Cheraghian, SK Naeeni… – Journal of dental …, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of virtual patient?based training on the clinical decision?making ability of dental students. Methods This quasi?experimental study with pretest and posttest design was conducted on 76 (2015 admitted) dental students …

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology approaches for Immuno?oncology: adding virtual patients to the development paradigm
V Chelliah, G Lazarou, S Bhatnagar… – Clinical …, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Drug development in oncology commonly exploits the tools of molecular biology to gain therapeutic benefit through reprograming of cellular responses. In immuno?oncology (IO) the aim is to direct the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. After remarkable …

Learning from amyloid trials in Alzheimer’s disease. A virtual patient analysis using a quantitative systems pharmacology approach
H Geerts, A Spiros – Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Background Many trials of amyloid?modulating agents fail to improve cognitive outcome in Alzheimer’s disease despite substantial reduction of amyloid ? levels. Methods We applied a mechanism?based Quantitative Systems Pharmacology model exploring the …

Creating a virtual patient for completely edentulous computer-aided implant surgery: A dental technique
J Li, C Sommer, HL Wang, L Lepidi, T Joda… – The Journal of prosthetic …, 2020 – Elsevier
A fully digital workflow for generating a virtual patient for completely edentulous computer-aided implant surgery is described. Existing dentures are temporarily relined with a radiopaque dental silicone material, and a cone beam computed tomography scan is made …

Lessons from the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: Will virtual patient management reshape uro-oncology in Germany?
S Rodler, M Apfelbeck, C Stief, V Heinemann… – European journal of …, 2020 – Elsevier
Abstract The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is challenging for physicians treating patients with genitourinary cancers as they are considered at high risk of severe events. The uro-oncology outpatient clinic at our academic institution was affected early by …

Designing a virtual patient dialogue system based on terminology-rich resources: Challenges and evaluation
L Campillos-Llanos, C Thomas, E Bilinski… – Natural Language …, 2020 – cambridge.org
Virtual patient software allows health professionals to practise their skills by interacting with tools simulating clinical scenarios. A natural language dialogue system can provide natural interaction for medical history-taking. However, the large number of concepts and terms in …

Virtual patients as a tool for training pre-registration pharmacists and increasing their preparedness to practice: A qualitative study
J Thompson, S White, S Chapman – PloS one, 2020 – journals.plos.org
Virtual patients are an active learning pedagogical tool which simulate clinical scenarios in a three-dimensional environment. Their use in pharmacy education is under-researched in comparison to other healthcare professions. In the United Kingdom, pre-registration training …

Learning clinical reasoning: how virtual patient case format and prior knowledge interact
J Kiesewetter, M Sailer, VM Jung… – BMC medical …, 2020 – bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com
Clinical reasoning has been fostered with varying case formats including the use of virtual patients. Existing literature points to different conclusions regarding which format is most beneficial for learners with diverse levels of prior knowledge. We designed our study to …

Increasing competence in wound care: A cross-sectional study to evaluate use of a virtual patient by undergraduate student nurses
C Redmond, P Hardie, C Davies, D Cornally… – Nurse education in …, 2020 – Elsevier
Concerns have arisen internationally over the competency of student nurses to perform wound care. A global shortage of nursing faculty and clinical practice opportunities is regarded as a contributing factor. Virtual simulation offers a possible solution. The aim of this …

Semantic similarity to improve question understanding in a virtual patient
FAA Laleye, A Blanié, A Brouquet… – Proceedings of the 35th …, 2020 – dl.acm.org
In medicine, a communicating virtual patient or doctor allows students to train in medical diagnosis and develop skills to conduct a medical consultation. In this paper, we describe a conversational virtual standardized patient system to allow medical students to simulate a …

Complete populations of virtual patients for in silico clinical trials
S Sinisi, V Alimguzhin, T Mancini, E Tronci… – …, 2020 – mclab.di.uniroma1.it
Motivation. Model-based approaches to safety and efficacy assessment of pharmacological drugs, treatment strategies, or medical devices (In Silico Clinical Trials, ISCT) aim to decrease time and cost for the needed experimentations, reduce animal and human testing …

Direct comparison of a novel antitachycardia pacing algorithm against present methods using virtual patient modeling
DJ Swenson, RT Taepke, JJE Blauer, E Kwan… – Heart Rhythm, 2020 – Elsevier
Background Antitachycardia pacing (ATP) success rates as low as 50% for fast ventricular tachycardias (VTs) have been reported providing an opportunity for improved ATP to decrease shocks. Objective The purpose of this study was to determine how a new …

The Physical-Virtual Patient Simulator: A physical human form with virtual appearance and behavior
S Daher, J Hochreiter, R Schubert… – Simulation in …, 2020 – journals.lww.com
Methods We describe the implementation of the technology, technical testing with healthcare experts, and an institutional review board–approved pilot experiment involving 22 nurse practitioner students interacting with a simulated child in 2 scenarios: sepsis and …

Codeveloping a Virtual Patient Simulation to Foster Nurses’ Relational Skills Consistent With Motivational Interviewing: A Situation of Antiretroviral Therapy …
G Rouleau, J Pelletier, J Côté, MP Gagnon… – Journal of medical …, 2020 – jmir.org
Background Although helping people living with HIV manage their antiretroviral therapy is a core competency of HIV nursing care, no educational intervention has sought to strengthen this competency. Thus, we codeveloped a simulation of a virtual patient (VP) having difficulty …

Virtual patient simulation in breaking bad news training for medical students
V Carrard, C Bourquin, S Orsini, MS Mast… – Patient education and …, 2020 – Elsevier
Objective The present study explores students’ perspective on the added value of a virtual patient (VP) simulation as part of a breaking bad news training in undergraduate medical education. Methods The VP simulation allows trying out and practicing different ways of …

Virtual patient technology to educate pharmacists and pharmacy students on patient communication: a systematic review
CL Richardson, S White, S Chapman – BMJ Simulation and …, 2020 – stel.bmj.com
Background Virtual patients (VPs) are a sub-type of healthcare simulation that have been underutilised in health education. Their use is increasing, but applications are varied, as are designs, definitions and evaluations. Previous reviews have been broad, spanning multiple …

Standardization of patient modeling in hyperthermia simulation studies: introducing the Erasmus Virtual Patient Repository
GG Bellizzi, K Sumser, I VilasBoas-Ribeiro… – International Journal …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
Purpose: Thermal dose-effect relations have demonstrated that clinical effectiveness of hyperthermia would benefit from more controlled heating of the tumor. Hyperthermia treatment planning (HTP) is a potent tool to study strategies enabling target conformal …

Mapping data to virtual patients in type 1 diabetes
P Colmegna, K Wang, J Garcia-Tirado… – Control Engineering …, 2020 – Elsevier
In this work, a new approach to represent dynamic variations in type 1 diabetes (T1D) leveraging field-collected data (glucose monitor, insulin pump and meal records) is presented. The proposed methodology consists in identifying a time-invariant model …

Actual vs. Perceived Competency Development—How Can Virtual Patients Impact Pharmacist Pre-Registration Training?
J Thompson, S White, S Chapman – Pharmacy, 2020 – mdpi.com
Virtual patients are an active learning pedagogical tool that stimulate clinical scenarios. There is an established disparity in pre-registration examination pass rates depending on whether individuals complete their training in a community or hospital pharmacy. This study …

A virtual patient model for students’ interprofessional learning in primary healthcare
C Tran, E Toth-Pal, S Ekblad, U Fors, H Salminen – PloS one, 2020 – journals.plos.org
Objectives Interprofessional education is important for increasing the quality of patient care, but organising it in primary healthcare is still challenging. The aim of this study was to develop and assess a virtual patient model for primary healthcare and to investigate …

Virtual patient simulations for brief assessment of mental health disorders in integrated care settings
M Washburn, DE Parrish… – Social Work in Mental …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
This mixed-methods pilot investigation evaluated the use of virtual patient simulations for increasing self-efficacy and diagnostic accuracy for common behavioral health concerns within an integrated care setting. A two-by-three factorial design was employed to evaluate …

Adaptation of an international virtual patient collection to the COVID-19 pandemic
I Hege, M Sudacka, AA Kononowicz… – GMS journal for …, 2020 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Virtual patients (VPs) are online cases often used to train health profession students in clinical reasoning. This includes gathering information, formulating and prioritizing differential diagnoses, ordering tests to confirm or rule out diagnoses, deciding about a final diagnosis and …

Neurological assessment using a physical-virtual patient (PVP)
L Gonzalez, S Daher, G Welch – Simulation & Gaming, 2020 – journals.sagepub.com
Background. Simulation has revolutionized teaching and learning. However, traditional manikins are limited in their ability to exhibit emotions, movements, and interactive eye gaze. As a result, students struggle with immersion and may be unable to authentically relate to …

Modeling a cancerous tumor development in a virtual patient suffering from a depressed state of mind: Simulation of somatic evolution with a customized genetic …
R Lahoz-Beltra, RJ Rodriguez – Biosystems, 2020 – Elsevier
Cancer is a disease of evolutionary origin in which a group of cells in the body initiate evolutionary changes under certain circumstances that can lead to the formation of a tumor. It is currently believed that a hostile cell environment can lead to the cells of an organ or …

Virtual patient trials of a multi-input stochastic model for tight glycaemic control using insulin sensitivity and blood glucose data
SM Davidson, V Uyttendaele, CG Pretty… – … Signal Processing and …, 2020 – Elsevier
Objective Safe, effective glycaemic control (GC) requires accurate prediction of future patient insulin sensitivity (SI), balancing the risk of hyper-and hypo-glycaemia. The stochastic targeted (STAR) protocol combines a clinically validated metabolic model and SI metric with …

Students’ engagement and learning experiences using virtual patient simulation in a computer supported collaborative learning environment
A Adefila, J Opie, S Ball… – Innovations in Education …, 2020 – srhe.tandfonline.com
Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments could be innovative teaching resources, providing a social space for students to engage in transformative learning. However, poor design and structure mean CSCL do not readily support skill …

Indirect Digital Workflow for Virtual Cross?Mounting of Fixed Implant?Supported Prostheses to Create a 3D Virtual Patient
L Lepidi, M Galli, A Grammatica, T Joda… – Journal of …, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Mounting dental casts in an articulator is an important prerequisite for prosthodontic rehabilitation cases where the design of an accurate static and dynamic occlusion is needed. Virtual mounting can be achieved through the superimposition of various 3D …

Psychological characteristics of students in learning clinical interview skills with the use of virtual patient
B Zalewski, M Walkiewicz, M Guziak – BMC medical education, 2020 – Springer
The goal of this exploratory study is to analyse which psychological characteristics of students are related to the effectiveness of learning clinical interview skills with the use of a virtual patient (VP). The sample consisted of 29 final-year clinical psychology students. The …

Harnessing COVID-driven technical innovations for improved multi-disciplinary cancer care in the post-COVID era: the virtual patient room
AJ Sim, G Redler, J Peacock, C Naso… – Cancer …, 2020 – journals.sagepub.com
Emergence of the COVID-19 crisis has catalyzed rapid paradigm shifts throughout medicine. Even after the initial wave of the virus subsides, a wholesale return to the prior status quo is not prudent. As a specialty that values the proper application of new technology, radiation …

Virtual patient clinical placements improve student communication competence
KE Robinson, PJ Allen, M Quail… – Interactive Learning …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
Effective communication is a generic competency essential to clinical practice. However, access to work-integrated placements where such competencies are traditionally developed is diminishing, compelling universities to develop supplementary placement opportunities in …

The utility of virtual patient simulations for clinical reasoning education
T Watari, Y Tokuda, M Owada, K Onigata – International journal of …, 2020 – mdpi.com
Abstract Virtual Patient Simulations (VPSs) have been cited as a novel learning strategy, but there is little evidence that VPSs yield improvements in clinical reasoning skills and medical knowledge. This study aimed to clarify the effectiveness of VPSs for improving clinical …

Analysis of laboratory reporting practices using a quality assessment of a virtual patient
DF Vears, M Elferink, M Kriek, P Borry… – Genetics in …, 2020 – nature.com
Purpose Existing research suggests that while some laboratories report variants of uncertain significance, unsolicited findings (UF), and/or secondary findings (SF) when performing exome sequencing, others do not. Methods To investigate reporting differences, we created …

Assessing the potential of a Virtual Patient Advocate to provide preconception care and health advice to women living in Australia
R Walker, S Drakeley, C Julce, N Sidduri… – … origins of health and …, 2020 – cambridge.org
A preconception Virtual Patient Advocate (VPA) called “Gabby” supported African-American women to decrease their preconception health risks and may be a scalable resource to increase women’s access to preconception care. Aims were to assess the acceptability of a …

Effect of a Virtual Patient Navigation Program on Behavioral Health Admissions in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial
J Roberge, A McWilliams, J Zhao… – JAMA network …, 2020 – jamanetwork.com
Importance The number of patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) for psychiatric care continues to increase. Psychiatrists often make a conservative recommendation to admit patients because robust outpatient services for close follow-up are …

Public Health emergencies and quarantine: virtual patient engagement as challenge and opportunity for Mental Health strategy
D Di Giacomo – Mediterranean Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2020 – cab.unime.it
Quarantine consists of the strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of infectious disease: it is the separation among people and their social isolation adopted who have been exposed a contagious disease to ascertain if they become unwell, so reducing the risk of …

The impact of using virtual patients in preclinical pharmacology teaching
PA Nicolaou, M El Saifi – Advances in physiology education, 2020 – journals.physiology.org
To reduce medication errors, medical educators must nurture the early development of rational and safe prescribing. Teaching pharmacology is challenging because it requires knowledge integration across disciplines, including physiology and pathology. Traditionally …

Guidelines for the design of a virtual patient for psychiatric interview training
L Dupuy, E de Sevin, H Cassoudesalle, O Ballot… – Journal on Multimodal …, 2020 – Springer
A psychiatric diagnosis involves the physician’s ability to create an empathic interaction with the patient in order to accurately extract symptomatology (ie, clinical manifestations). Virtual patients (VPs) can be used to train these skills but need to propose a structured and …

Automatic analysis of summary statements in virtual patients-a pilot study evaluating a machine learning approach
I Hege, I Kiesewetter, M Adler – BMC Medical …, 2020 – bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com
The ability to compose a concise summary statement about a patient is a good indicator for the clinical reasoning abilities of healthcare students. To assess such summary statements manually a rubric based on five categories-use of semantic qualifiers, narrowing …

A French Medical Conversations Corpus Annotated for a Virtual Patient Dialogue System
FAA Laleye, G de Chalendar, A Blanié… – Proceedings of The …, 2020 – aclweb.org
Data-driven approaches for creating virtual patient dialogue systems require the availability of large data specific to the language, domain and clinical cases studied. Based on the lack of dialogue corpora in French for medical education, we propose an annotatedcorpus of …

Comparison of Assessment by a Virtual Patient and by Clinician-Educators of Medical Students’ History-Taking Skills: Exploratory Descriptive Study
J Setrakian, G Gauthier, L Bergeron… – JMIR medical …, 2020 – mededu.jmir.org
Background: A virtual patient (VP) can be a useful tool to foster the development of medical history–taking skills without the inherent constraints of the bedside setting. Although VPs hold the promise of contributing to the development of students’ skills, documenting and …

Using interviews and observations in clinical practice to enhance authenticity in virtual patients for interprofessional education
DW Edström, N Karlsson… – BMC medical …, 2020 – bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com
Interprofessional collaboration is increasingly important in healthcare, but interprofessional education (IPE) faces challenges, such as different study programmes with varied schedules and campuses. These challenges can be met, in part, by using web-based virtual patients  …

The (future) doctor will see you now: Piloting a longitudinal virtual patient in medical education, simulating general practice
T Dale MacLaine, C Juengst, D Harris, C Fenn… – Medical …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
Introduction Virtual patients provide numerous learning opportunities for medical students, yet only support one-off patient interactions. To emulate general practice, allowing multiple encounters with a single patient, a new longitudinal virtual patient (LVP) was developed …

Supporting Empathy Training Through Virtual Patients
JK Olsen, C Oertel – International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in …, 2020 – Springer
For the training of interpersonal skills, such as those required in the medical field, virtual agents can provide a safe environment for practice. However, many agent systems are not developed with the ability to understand non-verbal input. Being able to automatically parse …

A Comparison between Virtual Patient and Peer-Assisted Learning in Teaching Basic Medical Knowledge and Skills.
L Seifert, A Manap, J Sterz, F Gerlach, R Sader – Electronic Journal of e …, 2020 – ERIC
The Studentische Poliklinik is Germany’s first student-run free clinic. Prior to fulfilling clinical obligations there, students must complete an extensive peer-assisted learning program (PAL). Due to capacity constraints, a web-based learning program involving virtual patients  …

How to Obtain an Orthodontic Virtual Patient through Superimposition of Three-Dimensional Data: A Systematic Review
F Marradi, E Staderini, MA Zimbalatti, A Rossi… – Applied Sciences, 2020 – mdpi.com
Background: This systematic review summarizes the current knowledge on the superimposition of three-dimensional (3D) diagnostic records to realize an orthodontic virtual patient. The aim of this study is to analyze the accuracy of the state-of-the-art digital …

Registering Maxillomandibular Relation to Create a Virtual Patient Integrated with a Virtual Articulator for Complex Implant Rehabilitation: A Clinical Report
J Li, Z Chen, B Dong, HL Wang, T Joda… – Journal of …, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
The virtual patient, a unique computer simulation of the patient’s face, teeth, oral mucosa, and bone, provides an extraordinary mechanism for digital dental implant surgery planning and prosthetic design. However, the seamless registration of digital scans with functional …

On-line virtual patient learning: a pilot study of a new modality in antimicrobial stewardship education for pediatric residents
A Alshengeti, K Slayter, E Black, K Top – BMC research notes, 2020 – Springer
Our objective was to develop and validate a virtual patient (VP) learning module to educate pediatric residents about antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) principles. A VP module on complicated pneumonia was developed by experts in AMS and pediatric infectious diseases …

Using Video and Virtual Patients in Problem-Based Learning: a Scoping Review
N Noverati, GR Naro, RJ Fischer… – Medical Science …, 2020 – Springer
Problem presentation in problem-based learning can include the use of videos and interactive virtual patients. This review scopes the literature for this variation and what benefits or pitfalls there may be to their use. Themes indicate that videos and virtual patients  …

Improving Academic Performance in Medical Students Using Immersive Virtual Patient Simulation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
S Lebdai, M Mauget, P Cousseau, JC Granry… – Journal of Surgical …, 2020 – Elsevier
Objectives To determine whether immersive virtual patient simulation (IVPS) on the MedicActiv platform is influential in improving student academic performance in module validation tests. Design In this prospective randomized controlled study a comparison was …

The Virtual Check-In’: A tool to facilitate virtual patient interaction for early clinical learners in a longitudinal integrated clerkship
A Johnston, K Barrick, F Jivraj, R Ram – MedEdPublish, 2020 – mededpublish.org
In response to restrictions on learner placements in clinical environments during the COVID-19 pandemic the authors developed a tool,’The Virtual Check-In’, for clinical clerks in the University of Calgary Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. These learners, who had been …

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Virtual Patient Network as a Peer Support Community: Protocol for Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis
N Wu, AS Brazeau, M Nakhla, D Chan… – JMIR Research …, 2020 – researchprotocols.org
Background: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Virtual Patient Network (T1DM-VPN) is a private Facebook group for youths with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Canada intended to facilitate peer-to-peer support. It was built on the finding that stigma is prevalent among …

Connecting a simulated virtual patient program with experiential practicums: Perspectives from year three students
K MacNeil, D Varga, S Gill, K Dahri – Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and …, 2020 – Elsevier
Background and purpose Research indicates that the simulated learning tools known as virtual patients (VPs) are valued by pharmacy students and impact students’ knowledge and confidence. However, research is needed to understand how students can be supported to …

Teaching Cardiopulmonary Auscultation to Medical Students using a Virtual Patient Simulation Technology
D Pereira, M Amélia-Ferreira… – 2020 42nd Annual …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
The teaching process of auscultation is complex in itself, and difficult to operate since it requires a wide spectrum of patients with the most diverse cardiopulmonary pathologies, readily available during teaching and assessment hours, for an ever-growing number of …

Chatbots in Healthcare Curricula: The Case of a Conversational Virtual Patient
F Dolianiti, I Tsoupouroglou, P Antoniou… – … Conference on Brain …, 2020 – Springer
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is among the top technological trends that are expected to shape the future of teaching and learning. Chatbots, or conversational agents, are software that can interact with a human user turn by turn using natural language, and they are considered as …

Using Virtual Patient Software to Improve Pharmacy Students’ Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Geriatric Patients
DT da Silva, AM Pereira, ROS Silva… – American Journal of …, 2020 – ajpe.org
Objective. To evaluate the effect of using a virtual patient software program to improve pharmacy students’ knowledge of and attitudes toward geriatric patients. Methods. The Virtual Patient for Geriatric Education (VIPAGE) software program was used in two Bachelor …

Simulate and sense force exertions during virtual patient transfer tasks
K Chen, R Widmayer, KB Chen – Proceedings of the Human …, 2020 – journals.sagepub.com
Virtual reality (VR) is commonplace for training, yet simulated physical activities in VR do not require trainees to engage and contract the muscle groups normally engaged in physical lifting. This paper presents a muscle activity-driven interface to elicit the sensation of forceful …

Virtual Patient Generation using Physiological Models through a Compressed Latent Parameterization
A Tivay, GC Kramer, JO Hahn – 2020 American Control …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
This paper presents a data-driven approach to generating virtual patients using mathematical models of physiological processes. Such models often contain a large number of tunable parameters that must be calibrated to capture the observed characteristics of each …

Designing a virtual patient as an interprofessional enactment: lessons learnt from the process
S Ahn, S Edelbring – International Journal of Learning …, 2020 – inderscienceonline.com
This study is based on observations of the design process of a virtual patient (VP), which aimed to facilitate interprofessional learning. By following the design process of this particular VP, this study aimed to trace how different practices and the knowledge within …

… myocardial stiffness more than impaired relaxation function limits cardiac performance during exercise in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a virtual patient …
T van Loon, C Knackstedt… – … Heart Journal-Digital …, 2020 – academic.oup.com
Aims The relative impact of left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and impaired left atrial (LA) function on cardiovascular haemodynamics in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is largely unknown. We performed virtual patient simulations to …

Virtual Patient Journey: a novel learning resource
J Salem, J Fukuta, A Coombs, J Morgan – The clinical teacher, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Summary Background Virtual Patient Journey (VPJ) is a novel online resource that follows a patient through their illness and integrates first?person video content with in?video decision making, allowing the student to take on the responsibility of a health care professional. The …

Designing virtual patient based self-study quizzes covering learning goals in clinical diagnostic sciences for undergraduate medical students–the radiology …
M Wagner-Menghin, V Szenes… – GMS journal for …, 2020 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Background: Diagnostic tests and examinations inform clinical decision making. Thus, an essential part of medical students’ workplace-based training is dedicated to core skills in clinical diagnostic sciences. Due to a reduction of clinical internships for fifth-year students in …

Teaching small animal reproduction via virtual patients
L Vogt, V Duckwitz, SP Arlt, P Haimerl… – … in Domestic Animals, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Virtual patients have become an interesting alternative in medical education. Due to increasing demands regarding theoretical and clinical teaching and to improve an interdisciplinary approach, a new blended learning concept including virtual patients was …

The Role of Medical Error and the Emotions it Induces in Learning–A Study Using Virtual Patients
MR Kyriakidou, P Antoniou, G Arfaras… – … Conference on Brain …, 2020 – Springer
Medical students develop their clinical and patient management skills mainly by practice on real patients during their residency. This policy poses risks for the safety of patients [1]. Technology provides several tools for alleviating this risk [2]. To address this issue, solving medical cases …

Hot tips to assist virtual patient assessment in uncertain times
B Meehan, M Honey – Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand, 2020 – search.proquest.com
a virtual assessment is likely to take longer because all the usual cues you might pick up when faceto-face are not available. Completing the assessment and being mindful of COVID-19* Assess the person through structured conversation, in the same way as a face-to-face …

Virtual Patient Immersive Trainer to Train Perceptual Skills Using Augmented Reality
CE Sushereba, LG Militello – Proceedings of the Human …, 2020 – journals.sagepub.com
In this session, we will demonstrate the Virtual Patient Immersive Trainer (VPIT). The VPIT system uses augmented reality (AR) to allow medics and medical students to experience a photorealistic, life-sized virtual patient. The VPIT supports learners in obtaining the …

Constructing Virtual Patient Cohorts for Simulating Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
CH Roney, M Beach, A Mehta, I Sim… – 2020 Computing in …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Determining the optimal treatment approach for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging as patient-specific mechanisms underlying the arrhythmia are typically unknown. Virtual patient cohort simulations can be used to investigate these mechanisms …

Generation of virtual patient data for in-silico cardiomyopathies drug development using tree ensembles: a comparative study
VC Pezoulas, GI Grigoriadis, NS Tachos… – 2020 42nd Annual …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
In-silico clinical platforms have been recently used as a new revolutionary path for virtual patients (VP) generation and further analysis, such as, drug development. Advanced individualized models have been developed to enhance flexibility and reliability of the virtual  …

Creating intelligent virtual patients for simulation-based pharmacy education through human-centred conversation modelling
J Jackson, S Park – International Journal of Smart …, 2020 – inderscienceonline.com
Virtual Patients (VPs) with interactive conversational abilities are essential to create a fully immersive simulation in healthcare education. This paper presents a VP design case guided by educational design research that took the formative design approach towards their VR …

Development of Simulation Methods in Biomedical Sciences-From Phantoms to Virtual Patients
R Mladenovic, D Dakovic… – Serbian Journal of …, 2020 – content.sciendo.com
Simulation is an imitation of the operation of a real process or system over time that is applied for a variety of purposes, including entertainment, education, training, system evaluation, and research. Medical simulation is an artificial presentation of real clinical …

Video with Virtual Patients in the Assessment of Medical Interns’ Knowledge on Headache
MC Bastos, RQB Vilela, ÂMM Canuto – Revista Brasileira de …, 2020 – SciELO Brasil
Resultados: Dentre os 155 estudantes matriculados no internato, 31 participaram da pesquisa. A análise mostrou que apenas 16, 13% identificaram a enxaqueca crônica, 93, 55% reconheceram os sinais de alarme para a cefaleia secundária e 96, 77 …

Distance assessment of counselling skills using virtual patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
D Thomas, SA Beshir, S Zachariah… – Pharmacy …, 2020 – ortofonshop.com
Description: In this innovative method, a high quality simulator ‘Virtual Patient Learning’ (VPL) was developed at Gulf Medical University (GMU) and was used to assess the counselling skills of 15 pharmacy graduate students. Counselling skills were measured using a four-domain …

Work-in-Progress—Testing of a Virtual Patient: Linguistic and Display Engagement Findings
F Chen, Y Lee, R Hubal – 2020 6th International Conference of …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
This work-in-progress paper reports the development and testing of an innovative virtual patient simulation application for medical education. The goal was to make the conversation-based simulation experience both natural and authentic, with a focus on the language …

Investigating Trainees’ Nonverbal Behaviors in Virtual Patients Communication in Virtual Reality
H Yao, M Alappattu, M Robinson… – 2020 IEEE Conference …, 2020 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
In this paper, we want to explore which verbal and non-verbal communication behaviors health professions trainees will employ during the training of interpersonal skills through the interaction experience with virtual patients. We investigated participants’ eye gaze position …

Use of a virtual patient simulation program to enhance the physical assessment and medical history taking skills of doctor of pharmacy students
BD Fidler – Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 2020 – Elsevier
Introduction To evaluate if utilizing a virtual simulated patient program in a required pharmacy course improves the health history taking and physical assessment skills of first-year professional pharmacy students. Methods During a 14-week course students registered …

Virtual Patients and Clinical Decision-making Skills: How Students Learn to Diagnose Depending on Their Psychological Characteristics
B Zalewski, M Walkiewicz, M Guziak – 2020 – researchsquare.com
Background: The goal of this exploratory study is to analyse which psychological characteristics of clinical psychology students are related to the effectiveness of learning clinical decision-making skills with the use of virtual patient (VP). Methods: Authors’ VP was …

Virtual patient simulation to improve nurses’ relational skills in a continuing education context: A convergent mixed methods study
G Rouleau, MP Gagnon, J Côté, L Richard, G Chicoine… – 2020 – researchsquare.com
Background Nurses must meet professional standards by attending continuing education activities. Despite the potential of virtual patient simulation in nursing education, it has rarely been used in nurses’ continuing education to address relational skills. We developed an …

Exploring the impact of virtual patient design: medical students’ small group learning around medical error
LA Woodham – 2020 – openarchive.ki.se
Background: The demands on medical and healthcare practitioners are continuously changing, with new technologies, treatments and regulatory guidelines emerging each year. One such example is increased focus on the impact of medical error, which although difficult …

The smartphone: an evolution or revolution in virtual patient healthcare during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic? An evaluation and comparison of the …
A Raza, S Mukherjee, V Patel, N Kamal… – medRxiv, 2020 – medrxiv.org
Smartphones are now commonly used, for virtual outpatient consultations, to help reduce disease transmission during the COVID 19 pandemic. Nosocomial spread of COVID 19 and hospital acquired infections are usually from staff or students to patients. Reducing non …

What do speech pathology students gain from virtual patient interviewing? A WHO International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) analysis
A Miles, S Hayden, S Carnell, S Halan… – BMJ Simulation and …, 2020 – stel.bmj.com
Background Virtual patients have an established place in medical education but do virtual patient interviews train holistic clinicians or just diagnosticians? This study explored speech pathology students’ virtual patient interviews using WHO International Classification of …

In silico modelling of in-host tuberculosis dynamics: towards building the virtual patient
MJ Pitcher – 2020 – research-repository.st-andrews.ac …
Tuberculosis (TB) accounts for over 1 million deaths each year, despite effective treatment regimens being available. Improving the treatment of TB will require new regimens, each of which will need to be put through expensive and lengthy clinical trials, with no guarantee of …

Virtual consent for virtual patients: benefits of implementation in a peri-and post-COVID-19 era
S Mukherjee, A Raza – 2020 – magonlinelibrary.com
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to the healthcare system, including increased reliance on virtual services, particularly clinic appointments. This leads to difficulty in obtaining informed consent; the vast majority of patients now need to be consented on the …

Virtual patient simulation method for learning and assessment in cardiology field
IBAP Manuaba, IPY Prabawa, A Bhargah, CC Wu – balimedicaljournal.org
Virtual patient simulation (VPS) is an online computer simulation system that contains patients’ clinical situation to train and realistically assess clinical abilities with supplemental animation, demonstration of anatomy, ECG tracing, etc. It can be used for teaching, learning …

Virtual Patient Simulation in Continuing Education: Improving the Use of Guideline-Directed Care in Venous Thromboembolism Treatment
KS Lucero, J Spyropoulos, D Blevins… – Journal of European …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
Results of a CME-certified activity completed by a total of 986 cardiologists and 783 haematologists-oncologists (haem-oncs) from around the world were examined to determine whether virtual patient simulation could improve decision-making and …

The use of a virtual patient to simulate a pharmacist-patient anticoagulation consultation: a mixed methods evaluation
CL Richardson – 2020 – eprints.keele.ac.uk
Introduction Patients commencing new medications, particularly those that are high risk such as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), require counselling to ensure safe, effective and empowering use of the medicine. Pharmacists are well placed to provide this …

CASE: BASED VIRTUAL PATIENT SIMULATION IMPACT on MEDICAL and GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATIONAL COMPETENCIES and MILESTONES: A META …
EW Lam, IC Lam, ME Schwartz, D Woo… – Journal of Contemporary …, 2020 – jcmedu.org
Objective: Virtual strategies have assumed an even greater role in medical education and graduate medical education during the recent pandemic. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of case-based, virtual patient simulation on medical education and …

S0468 Virtual Patient Simulation Improves IBS Diagnosis and Treatment: A CME Study
J Lubarda, S Dermer, DM Brenner… – Official journal of the …, 2020 – journals.lww.com
METHODS: An online CME case-based intervention in a VPS platform 1 allowed learners to interact with patients via video, order lab tests, make diagnoses, and order treatments. Clinical decisions were analyzed, and learners received clinical guidance (CG) based on …

Completion and augmentation of connectomic datasets in dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease using Virtual Patient Cohorts
DM Arbabyazd, K Shen, Z Wang, M Hofman-Apitius… – bioRxiv, 2020 – biorxiv.org
Large neuroimaging datasets, including information about structural (SC) and functional connectivity (FC), play an increasingly important role in clinical research, where they guide the design of algorithms for automated stratification, diagnosis or prediction. A major …

Learning analytics with virtual patient data reveals subgroup of students who miss pertinent findings
A Corbett, C Sandholdt, D Bakerjian – Innovate Learning Summit …, 2020 – learntechlib.org
Learning analytics with virtual patient data has shown promise in detecting and understanding clinical reasoning challenges among health science students. We use this approach to evaluate the success of first-year nurse practitioner and physician assistant …

Multimodal Simulation in Stroke: A Standardized and Virtual Patient With Mobile Tracking App for Interprofessional Training
VN González, RP Stegmeier, DA Millar, S Armijo… – 2020 – researchsquare.com
Background: Ischemic stroke is a time-dependent disease, with early diagnosis and interdisciplinary and coordinated management between pre-hospital and in-hospital being key to patient management. Interprofessional training has incorporated various teaching …

Replicate Engineered Virtual Patient Populations as Surrogates for Real Patient-Level Data
FJ Alenghat – bioRxiv, 2020 – biorxiv.org
Objectives: To demonstrate a new method for generating virtual, individual-level data by testing it on a known clinical trial population. Design: Virtualization of aggregate data from a clinical trial. Setting: Virtual Participants: 936,100 virtual patients. Interventions: None. Main …

Culturally adapted virtual patient interactive experience in a rural setting
SA Buchman, IA Chertok, AM Ament, TL Hood-Brown – sigma.nursingrepository.org
A culturally based interactive video experience was created that integrated effective educational pedagogy with safe exploration of sensitive issues affected by beliefs and practices including postpartum care, female circumcision, infant care, and gender roles in …

Virtual patient simulation improves first-line treatment selection in advanced EGFR-mutated NSCLC
MA Worst, R Caracio, DL Topping, SS Ramalingam – 2020 – AACR
Background: Patients with advanced EGFR-mutated NSCLC benefit from treatment with EGFR TKIs. However, gaps in oncologists9 performance hamper their ability to integrate individualized treatments into the care of patients with this disease. This study was …

Complete populations of virtual patients for in silico clinical trials Supplementary material
S Sinisi, V Alimguzhin, T Mancini, E Tronci, B Leeners – tmancini.di.uniroma1.it
This supplementary material is organised as follows. In Section SM1 we give the formal definitions and full details of our methodology. In Section SM2, we show technical details on our case study and on how we instantiated our general methodology to it. In Section SM3 …

VIRTUAL PATIENT SIMULATION IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT IMPROVING GUIDELINE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF HYPERLIPIDEMIA
A Larkin, D Anderson, M Warters, G Littman – Journal of the American …, 2020 – jacc.org
Background We sought to determine if an online, virtual patient simulation (VPS)-based continuing medical education (CME) intervention could improve performance of cardiologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) related to management of hyperlipidemia …

APPLICATION OF INNOVATION TEACHING METHODS ON THE BASIS OF VIRTUAL PATIENTS FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS OF MEDICAL FACULTY
S Tarnavska, O Shahova – The Scientific Heritage, 2020 – cyberleninka.ru
The article deals with the assessment of efficacy to apply the elements of problem-oriented learning using virtual patients in the educational process of graduating students within the frame of ERASMUS+ ???? grant project (training against medical error) by the results of an …

Exploring an adaptive version of the 3D model of debriefing using a virtual patient simulation
FA Jimenez, C Wilson – 2020 – sigma.nursingrepository.org
In this study, we explored the debriefing experience of undergraduate students using the 3D Model of Debriefing after completing a virtual simulation module on conflict management. Results suggest that students can experience the benefits of a transformative learning …

INFLUENCE OF PATIENT IMMIGRANT STATUS ON PROVIDER DIABETES TREATMENT DECISIONS: A VIRTUAL PATIENT EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
L Hsueh – 2020 – hammer.figshare.com
Immigrants are at elevated risk for not having their diabetes treatment appropriately intensified, likely resulting in poorly-controlled diabetes and increased morbidity and mortality. Immigrant status is a powerful sociodemographic cue, yet its influence on …

Salvaging COVID?19 interrupted Alzheimer clinical trials using virtual patient simulations: Developments in clinical trials and cognitive assessment
H Geerts, P Van der Graaf – Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2020 – Wiley Online Library
Background The COVID?19 pandemic has halted many Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials, with some forced to re?start at different points along the trial time?line with substantial protocol amendments and patients dropping out with substantial partial assessments. To …

EFFECT OF VIRTUAL PATIENT SIMULATION AT IMPROVING MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC HYPERKALEMIA
A Larkin, D Anderson, M Warters, G Littman… – Journal of the American …, 2020 – jacc.org
Background We sought to determine if an online, virtual patient simulation (VPS)-based continuing medical education (CME) intervention could improve performance of cardiologists related to identification of patients with heart failure and hyperkalemia, and …

A virtual patient educational programme to teach counselling to clinical pharmacists-A quantitative evaluation
CL Richardson, S White… – … and Drug Safety, 2020 – eprints.keele.ac.uk
Conference abstract, from Special Issue Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety: Prescribing and Research in Medicines Management?PRIMM (UK & Ireland) 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK, January 17th, 2020:’Medication Without Harm?WHO is …

Virtual Versus Paper-based Cases in Reinforcing the Collect and Assess Elements of the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process
JS Newsome, TD Wallace-Gay, OA Shoair – American Journal of …, 2020 – ajpe.org
… While paper-based patient cases allowed pharmacy students to quickly identify and “collect” relevant information, increased use of virtual patient cases may … Virtual patients involve computer-based programs that can be used in education to simulate real-life clinical scenarios …

A virtual standardized patient–based assessment tool to evaluate psychiatric residents’ psychopharmacology proficiency
JJ Rakofsky, TB Talbot, BW Dunlop – Academic Psychiatry, 2020 – Springer
… The simulator was designed to replicate an outpatient psychiatric clinic experience. The virtual patient reported symptoms of a treatment-resistant form of major depressive disorder (MDD), requiring the learner to use various antidepressants in order for the patient to fully remit …

The creation of a virtual dental patient with dynamic occlusion and its application in esthetic dentistry
Q Li, M Bi, K Yang, W Liu – The Journal of prosthetic dentistry, 2020 – Elsevier
… 9 With this virtual patient, crowns are made to restore the maxillary incisors, and a 3D surgical template is printed to guide crown-lengthening surgery. Technique … Figure 3. A, Virtual patient with dynamic occlusion. B, Video still …

Potential Benefits and Limitations of Using Virtual Reality-Based Patient Simulation Systems in Education
T Baniasadi, L Shahmoradi, A Salimi-lahiji… – Iranian Journal of …, 2020 – ijme.mui.ac.ir
… Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Lshahmoradi@tums.ac.ir. Abstract: (9 Views). Introduction: The utility of capabilities of technologies as Virtual Reality (VR) and Virtual Patient Simulators (VPS) has provided rich opportunities in medical education …

Usability of mental illness simulation involving scenarios with patients with schizophrenia via immersive virtual reality: A mixed methods study
Y Lee, SK Kim, MR Eom – PloS one, 2020 – journals.plos.org
… found good applicability of VR in educational simulations and well-fostered emotional connections between learners and virtual patients [12 … end of each scenario, participants were given a scenario-based quiz and provided with vocalized communication with the virtual patient …

The Use of Virtual Reality Simulations in Nursing Education, and Patient Safety
SB Bayram, N Caliskan – … Topics in Patient Safety-Volume 1, 2020 – intechopen.com
Nursing education puts theory into practice. Patient safety is indispensable in nursing education. During clinical practice, nursing students make medication errors and have difficulty deciding on what interventions to perform in unusual situations and communicating with patients …

Influence of Patient Immigrant Status on Provider Diabetes Treatment Decisions: A Virtual Human Experimental Study
L Hsueh – 2020 – scholarworks.iupui.edu
… Participants were 140 medical students/professionals (‘providers’). Providers viewed profiles (videos + vignettes) for virtual patients differing in immigrant status (born in Mexico or US; other characteristics held constant). Analyses …

Realistic simulation of virtual multi-scale, multi-modal patient trajectories using Bayesian networks and sparse auto-encoders
M Sood, A Sahay, R Karki, MA Emon, H Vrooman… – Scientific reports, 2020 – nature.com
… Moreover, BNs belong to the family of generative models and hence can be used to simulate virtual patient trajectories after model fitting … We suggest a conservative approach to simulate virtual patients, which allows for scoring virtual subjects compared to the distribution of real …

Undergraduate Nursing Student Experiences in Using Immersive Virtual Reality to Manage a Patient With a Foreign Object in the Right Lung
BS Botha, L de Wet, Y Botma – Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 2020 – Elsevier
… Kleinert et al. (2015) used a VE called Artificial Learning Interface for Clinical Education to simulate a clinic where students were able to interact with nonplayer characters, such as nurses, doctors, and the virtual patient, to make the correct diagnosis …

Realistic simulation of virtual multi-scale, multi-modal patient trajectories using Bayesian networks and sparse auto-encoders
S Meemansa, S Akrishta, K Reagon… – Scientific Reports …, 2020 – search.proquest.com
… Figure 5. Multiple correspondence analysis plot of real ADNI and virtual patients. The probability of a virtual patient to belong to the real data is shown via a color code. Figure 6. Multiple correspondence analysis plot of real PPMI and virtual patients …

Generating patient-specific virtual tumor populations with reaction-diffusion models and molecular imaging data
N Henscheid – Mathematical biosciences and engineering: MBE, 2020 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
… In this context, we say that the parameter values and resulting simulations correspond to a virtual patient … Here, we are interested in computational techniques for generating virtual patient populations, and thus consider a relatively simple PDE model (2.1) …

Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography as a patient avatar for virtual surgical planning: Repair of a Raghib syndrome variant in middle adulthood
S Azam, C Baker, V Starnes… – Journal of …, 2020 – journalofcardiovascularct.com
… The use of 3-D CCTA views reconstructed in the surgical planes of approach served as a virtual patient avatar for individualized multidisciplinary planning of the approach and materials necessary for this complex surgery. References …

Learning in 360 degrees: A pilot study on the use of virtual reality for radiation therapy patient education
K Johnson, B Liszewski, K Dawdy, Y Lai… – Journal of medical …, 2020 – Elsevier
… the treatment workflow within the RT department. The simulated treatment was filmed using an LG 360 CAM from the physical viewpoint of the virtual patient receiving treatment. The entire treatment appointment was filmed from …

Training of patient handover in virtual reality
S Streuber, P Saalfeld, K Podulski, F Hüttl… – Current Directions in …, 2020 – degruyter.com
Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation Publications. Subjects. Architecture and Design Arts Asian and Pacific Studies Business and Economics Chemistry Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Computer Sciences Cultural …

The Emotional and Behavioral Impact of Delivering Bad News to Virtual versus Real Standardized Patients: A Pilot Study
SR O’Rourke, KR Branford, TL Brooks… – … and learning in …, 2020 – Taylor & Francis
… Published online: 22 August 2019. Figure 2. Image of virtual patient used in study. Note. This figure displays an image of what a virtual patient that was used in the study actually looks like. Display full size. Figure 2. Image of virtual patient used in study. Note …

Assessing Student Disposition Using a Virtual Environment and Simulated Patient.
S BuShell, K Valentino, S Silverstein – Radiation Therapist, 2020 – search.ebscohost.com
… Edelbring S, Dastmalchi M, Hult H, Lundberg IE, Dahlgren LO. Experiencing virtual patients in clinical learning: a phenomenological study … Evaluation of the use of a virtual patient on student competence and confidence in performing simulated clinic visits. Am J Pharm Educ …

Personalized, narrative and interactive simulation based on a rules-engine system designed to confront caregivers with personalized virtual Alzheimer’s patients and …
L Chauveau – 2020 – archive-ouverte.unige.ch
… 29 3.3.5. Virtual patient functional specifications ….. 31 Page 6. Personalized, narrative and interactive ad hoc simulation iii … 41 4.2.1. Personalization for the virtual patient …

Source localization of simulated electroencephalogram of Virtual Epileptic Patient to investigate clinically feasible montages
Z Herrick – 2020 – search.proquest.com
Page 1. Source localization of simulated electroencephalogram of Virtual Epileptic Patient to investigate clinically feasible montages by Zoe Herrick July 30, 2020 A thesis submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School of the …

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