Safe ECT

 VRINN members Sykehuset Innlandet and Vixel in cooperation with Helse Sør-Øst.

Simulation based training for improved quality in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).

ECT is a clinical treatment that needs specifically trained personel. The use of a visual experience with virtual reality leads to increased learning and advanced observation training.

The aim of this project is to develop a virtual training program for checklist training prior to initiating ECT.

Why VR?

  • Enables quantity training
  • No risk to patients
  • Easy distribution
  • Creates a highly qualified team

Decentralized training through virtual reality technology:  training in how to handle ECT with others, independent of the geographical location is possible.

Through virtual reality for checklist training prior to ECT it was possible to create potential risk situations in a safe environment, visualize and train complex clinical situations in a planned observation phase and improve the quality and the patients safety in ECT