Connect the DotsWe are building medical expertise through mass training in safe, virtual environments.Good cooperation, communication and medical skills makes increases patient safety.
CTD Health is a training program in which healthcare personnel can get immersive mass training in basic medical skills, interdisciplinary interaction, and communication. In our virtual world, healthcare personnel can train when they want, as often as they want, and with whom they want – time efficient and without costly course or travel expenses. The only prerequisite is a VR headset and a subscription to our services.
VR - more effect, less awkward
We know that training in virtual worlds and using a VR headset might be unfamiliar. However, research shows that training in VR is both motivating and provide better results than traditional training. VR removes distractions such as limitations in physical surroundings and performance anxiety in role-playing in front of spectators. By also being able to train more frequently, alone or in a team, trainees become more confident, quicker to uncover changes in patient conditions and better at handling various patient pathways.
For professionals, unskilled and students
Unskilled workers will gain necessary knowledge by practicing steps 1 and 2 in the "chain of prevention", while professionals, such as nurses, are able to refresh their knowledge and practise scenarios that require collaboration with other parts of the health service, such as the emergency room or 911. For students, CTD Health will function as an ideal training arena for new knowledge.
Focus on learning
Reflection on and feedback on one's own actions is important for the learning process. Our application provides users with feedback on e.g., order of examinations, whether measurements are correct and decisions on further care. After completing a scenario training session, the team meets in a debrief room to reflect on their own performance. To facilitate the learning process, the training program has built-in questions to trigger reflection on professional results and interdisciplinary communication.
Confidence and mastery
Managers must be confident that employees have the necessary competence to handle assigned tasks. In our web portal, CTD Portal, managers can get an overview of registered VR headsets and access to anonymous user data from training carried out in CTD Health. CTD are serious about security and privacy, and our applications are developed in line with acknowledged principles of privacy by design. The information provides insight into how often employees are training, what skills they are practising and the results of the training. That way, managers can encourage training in areas where weaknesses have been identified and applaud good effort.