Innovative VR-based Program Piloted by Community Health Systems through the HealthStream Resuscitation Innovation Lab
Unique program focuses on leadership capabilities of the clinical team leader in improving resuscitation outcomes, a largely overlooked, critical component of training for code blue events
In hospitals, code blue emergencies—signifying cardiac arrests—can occur anywhere in a hospital. In such situations, nurses and physicians quickly form the resuscitation team where life-saving resuscitation efforts are immediately performed. The number of clinicians who comprise the team, their roles, and communication responsibilities are typically determined in real-time as the urgent event unfolds. These decisions, along with necessarily rapid clinical decision-making, are relegated to the clinical leader of the team, making the leadership role critical in determining outcomes. The new, unique VR-based pilot focuses on this critical component of resuscitation training: improving the leadership capabilities of the clinical leader in code blue emergencies.
It is important to note that for optimal impact in improving clinical leadership capabilities, training needs to be realistic. According to the
“We believe outstanding resuscitation training is essential—and improving the capabilities of clinical team leaders to coordinate and lead others as effectively as possible in a high-stress clinical situation may prove to be a contributing factor in improving resuscitation outcomes,” said
The new VR-based education program being piloted at CHS was co-developed and is co-owned by
“Through their strong commitment to performance excellence in healthcare delivery, CHS is playing a leading role in advancing science that is focused on improving patient outcomes through their participation in this potentially ground-breaking program,” said
The new VR-based program to improve a clinical leader’s capabilities in resuscitation events (i.e. program being piloted by CHS) is anticipated to be commercially available in the second quarter of 2020.
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Mollie Condra, Ph.D.