For some industries and learning requirements, the business case for the use of immersive, simulation-based training is focused on delivering effective training in a safer and/or lower cost ‘virtual environment’. Caregiver training is different.
It focuses on human-centred rather than process or equipment-centred skills and the main investment is time – of both learner and trainer.
This article sets out the case for investing in FrailtySIM and the associated training resources covering its relevance, effectiveness, impact on quality and cost, its popularity and wider system of care benefits.
One of our design principles has been to make FrailtySIM, our Virtual Reality Frailty experience, as accessible as possible. A component of this is to ensure FrailtySIM can be used with the lowest cost hardware with sufficient functionality.
As it is a new way of learning for many individuals and organisations, and requires a few different elements to work together, we have produced this short guide to the four steps to deploy FrailtySIM.
We have identified five factors to consider in the design of awareness building and training events using the Frailty360 resources. These are:
- mix of learners,
- group size,
- expected outcomes,
- style of the event (including duration and facilities)
- number and background of the trainers & facilitators.