Immersive learning company Dark Slope is collaborating with The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). Based on CHEST’s curriculums, Dark Slope will develop a complete virtual reality training program on intubation techniques and best practices.

The training will be made available through Dark Slope’s immersive learning platform Involve XR. Consisting of a fully immersive and interactive ICU environment, physicians and other critical care workers will engage with dynamic, team-based, true-to-life training scenarios on intubation procedures. Participants will be able to train from any location with other remote team-members and live instructors, using virtual reality headsets. 

“COVID-19 has underlined the need to train pulmonary and critical care workers effectively on proper intubation techniques,” said Robert Musacchio, CEO/EVP of CHEST. “VR allows trainees to practice a range of patient scenarios, visualize aerosolization, and train without the need to travel to a simulation center or conference.  We see virtual simulation as a key pillar of the future of healthcare training for our 20,000+ members, and the broader domestic and international clinical community.”

“Dark Slope’s approach to virtual learning is to partner with subject matter experts like CHEST to develop science-backed and accredited training programs that can be built once and then made available to learners globally,” said Raja Khanna, CEO, Dark Slope. “Spatial skills are best learned through practice and live simulation training, both of which are enabled in virtual and augmented reality by our Involve XR platform.”

The virtual intubation simulation program is set to launch this fall.