Virtual reality learning platform Precision OS is expanding into orthopedic surgical nurse training to meet an increased demand for remote training.

Originally focused on surgeons, the developers of the proficiency-based, medical-grade VR platform is now committed to advancing perioperative orthopedic nursing staff’s skill set as well.

Precision OS technology will enhance orthopedic skills in support of traditional mentorship-based nurse training while allowing nurses to practice in realistic virtual environments where errors, and needed patient interventions can be recognized, failures detected, corrected, and skills practiced.

“Patient-centered care relies on a highly skilled team. Like all parts of our society today the precautions surrounding COVID-19 restrict the ongoing training and preparation that my operating room colleagues and I can participate in. Over the past weeks, I’ve consulted with Nursing experts and the need is clear,” said Dr. Danny Goel, an orthopedic surgeon and Chief Executive Officer of Precision OS.

The Precision OS software allows experiential learning while providing data on performance and decision-making processes. This is critical now more than ever, with COVID-19, where both nurses and surgeons have not been in the operating room performing elective cases for months.

“The user-friendly Precision OS technology system couldn’t be available at a more convenient time,” said Sandy Randhawa, the Clinical Nurse Educator at Burnaby (British Columbia) Hospital where Precision OS has made their mark in OR nurse training.

“Our current process uses an apprenticeship model where a junior nurse will assist by shadowing a senior nurse in the OR to teach the details of a case. The COVID pandemic has forced us to innovate many aspects of patient care. Increased utilization of virtual care models is one example of this. We are very excited that Burnaby hospital will be the pilot site for Precision OS to train the next generation of OR Nurses.”