Mount Sinai HELPS Center and Colorado-based Health Scholars completed a study this July to assess the effectiveness of virtual reality (VR) simulation training for assessing Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) competency.

The study demonstrated that Health Scholars’ ACLS VR application performed similarly to high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation, specifically:

  • VR simulation was predictive of clinicians’ overall performance in high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation, indicating that VR can predict how clinicians will perform in real-life scenarios
  • VR performed similarly to high-fidelity mannequin-based simulation for assessing communication competencies
  • Majority of clinicians would voluntarily use VR every six months on their own accord for refresher training
  • VR was 83 percent more cost effective

Read the full study report here.