SIMs have gained acceptance for pre-job training, especially in the medical segment.
Virtual Patients Help Train Student Nurses
A new virtual hospital is helping student nurses to perfect their skills before they treat real patients.
Students at Birmingham City University create their own avatars, which they then control on simulated wards.
They learn to monitor patients by keeping track of their heart rate, temperature, urine output and other read-outs.
Abnormal readings prompt them to work out what’s wrong and what action to take.