Nurse Anesthetist Training AR
Many people are already familiar with augmented reality applications in the mainstream environment. Probably the most mainstream application of augmented reality to date is the graphic material employed during NFL football or MLB baseball games, where first down markers and a virtual strike zone are layered into the scene. Pokemon Go is an online application that has also taken full advantage of the compelling power of augmented reality to drive its popularity. The key feature of augmented reality is its ability to layer in real-time, dynamically responsive virtual graphics onto a user's camera view to enrich and enhance a customized experience. The recent introduction of ARKit and ARCore, Apple and Android's respective new AR development platforms, has opened up the AR application landscape, making it possible for anyone with a smartphone or tablet to access state-of-the-art augmented reality experiences.
AugmentedReality.health is a leading developer of augmented reality applications, with a specific focus on AR apps for the medical community. The company is responding to the advent of ARKit and ARCore with a number of new concepts that focus on the design and development of medical augmented reality applications, and provide immediate practical value for the health care industry. Nurse Anesthetist Training AR is an augmented reality medical concept AugmentedReality.health believes will make an immediate positive impact on anesthetist training for nurses nationwide.
The NBCRNA, or National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, is the regulatory body that currently monitors and certifies nurses for anesthetist certification and recertification. Anesthetist training for nurses is expected to grow by 22% by 2022, and certification provides valuable training as well as the added credential. Nurse Anesthetist Training AR will follow the curricular standards currently used by the NBCRNA and place them in an augmented reality context. Nurses can use Nurse Anesthetist Training AR to learn the process of administering anesthetic to a patient, gain proficiency with the equipment and receive detailed real time information to work closely with physicians and provide patients with anesthesia and related care before, during, and after surgeries and procedures. Augmented reality can provide floating text and flowchart data as a complement to the delivery of anesthetic to the patient, and allow nurses to more effectively monitor vital signs throughout the procedure.
Nurse Anesthetist Training AR has the potential to be used by the NBCRNA as a significant upgrade to their existing certification process, and to establish new standards for the certification of nurses across the country. By bolstering procedural information with the immersive and interactive properties of AR, the Nurse Anesthetist Training AR app provides hands-on, real-world training, with detailed real-time information delivery. Once its benefits are firmly established in the medical community, Nurse Anesthetist Training AR could be used as a standardized tool for the NBCRNA to both train nurses and to provide real world assistance in the course of a procedure.
The Nurse Anesthetist Training AR app will be accessed through a smartphone or tablet. The environment can be scanned for a quick review of the materials to check if all items are in order. By looking at the anesthetic machine with the camera view, a nurse will receive detailed floating text that labels the dials and controls, as well as operational graphics such as arrows vectors, power on and off alerts, and guidelines for best practices, including real-time tips for common errors to avoid. Anesthetist training involves knowledge of the layout and proficiency in the use of the tools associated with the anesthetic machine, as well as the protocols specific to the treatment of a patient. All nurses administering anesthetic will use a standard set of tools to perform the procedure. For example, a Rapid Sequence Intubation or RSI, will require:
- A high flow oxygen delivery device, or oxygen mask with tubing
- A series of suction devices
- A selection of airway assist devices
- Ventilation device, such as a self-inflating bag mask
Augmented reality will allow a nurse to review the machine and obtain real-time information about setting up the associated tools. Nurse Anesthetist Training AR will be able to offer prompts during each phase of the process, and evaluate trainee performance for precise testing.
AugmentedReality.health was created by its parent company, DDA, as a full-service interactive multimedia company with a specific focus on the design and development of augmented reality applications. DDA has made significant contributions in nearly all forms of digital interactive multimedia design and development, and garnered Tabby Awards in both 2012 and 2014 for two of its own original tablet applications. AugmentedReality.health launched its first augmented reality application in 2009, and employs a logical and iterative approach to software development. A team of experienced professional designers, programmers, and multimedia specialists apply a comprehensive skill set to handle all aspects of the project in house, without resorting to third-party contractors.
By maintaining full control of the project, AugmentedReality.health interacts closely with their clients during every phase of the process, resulting in a fully integrated and tested end user experience that performs flawlessly across every platform and every device. Whether the project requires continuing medical education (CME) and other eLearning platforms to videos, animations, mobile apps, and more, AugmentedReality.health is ready to meet and exceed your expectations. Learn more about Nurse Anesthetist Training AR app, take advantage of the advanced capabilities of augmented reality, and contact AugmentedReality.health today.