In this study conducted at Mount Sinai HELPS Center, authors compare VR and mannequin-based simulations for ACLS (Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support) training. They show that users measured skills in VR is closely correlated with those in classical method (with the mannequin). Even if VR can’t replace the old method, it will be very efficient to be used for individualized training, more often and for a lower cost.
The study found that VR simulation was predictive of clinicians’ overall performance in high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation and was 83% more cost effective. There was no statistically significant difference in assessing clinicians’ decision-making capabilities between VR and high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation. Additionally, the rank order of the clinicians’ performance in VR correlated with their rank-order in high-fidelity simulation, indicating that VR can predict how clinicians will perform in