First Aid BLS VMS

First Aid BLS is a module of Virtual Medical Simulation that allows the implementation of simulation scenarios in a non-hospital environment. It is possible to implement basic simulation scenarios in singleplayer sessions. Simulation participants have a telephone, an AED defibrillator and a handy rescue bag with small necessary rescue equipment.

Scenario and virtual patient configuration

The configuration of the scenario and the virtual patient is performed by the instructor. Configuration consists of setting the type of patient, the external appearance including clothing and possible injuries and placing it in the simulation environment – a virtual hospital. At the stage of creating a virtual patient, the instructor creates a lifeline containing relevant vital signs, laboratory and imaging results. The line of life also sets parameters that are to be evaluated and should generate adequate feedback in the simulation summary. The instructor at the stage of creating the life line decides which parameters are critical errors, sets the scoring rules, sets the vital parameters of the patient and the response of the virtual patient to the individual activities of the participants.

Simulation summary - feedback

The summary of the simulation scenario is a feedback for the participants, which is generated automatically at the end of each simulation session. When creating a scenario, the instructor sets the appropriate parameters in the patient’s life line that are to be assessed and appear in the summary. The instructor at the stage of creating the life line decides which parameters are critical errors, sets the scoring rules, sets the patient’s parameters and the virtual patient’s response to the individual activities of the simulation participants.