The healthcare industry is an ever-changing field that requires extensive skills and training for its professionals. Different disciplines work together to ensure high quality patient care, and they need to be prepared for the teamwork involved.
With Noldus solutions, you will gain the insight you need in processes, human performance, and communication, whether your objective is to answer a research question, provide high quality medical education, or assess team performance.
Realistic clinical scenarios in the simulation lab
Noldus helps you design the perfect training and simulation facility, each of which is customized according to the specific needs of the trainers and researchers. Two Noldus products, Viso and The Observer XT, are at the core of your lab.
Audio and video software
Viso® is the user-friendly software suite for audio and video recording, annotation, and quick debriefing. Video feedback is the key to objectively assess performance, particularly during team training sessions. Videos, including markers and comments, can be viewed both in real-time and after a session, from any location, allowing you to set up a debriefing session wherever you want.
Recording composite sessions
In Viso it is possible to record different scenarios that take place in sequence in multiple rooms as one composite session. Such a session can cover an unlimited number of rooms.
Watch this animation to learn how the composite session recording option works in a healthcare setting.
Research and analysis software
The Observer® XT is the most powerful software tool for behavioral observation and video analysis. Used by over 20,000 professionals all over the world, The Observer XT allows you to easily
- Integrate and synchronize video, audio, and external data
- Assess performance and communication live or from video
- Analyze doctor-patient interaction
- Calculate statistics
- Give valuable feedback by presenting your results in video highlight clips
Combining Viso and The Observer XT
Interested in analyzing your training sessions in more detail? Benefit from the ease-of-use of Viso and the extensive analysis options of The Observer XT. Markers, remarks, videos, and audio can easily be imported into The Observer XT for more detailed analysis, visualization, and presentation. In this way you can turn qualitative data into quantitative results.
Discover the benefits of Viso
Request a FREE demonstration to find out why Viso is the right tool for your training facility!
- Get an extensive view of the software
- See how you can seamlessly record from multiple rooms at once
- Experience the easy-of-use yourself
View some of the labs we helped building, to get an example of the possibilities. Or read more about the experiences of our customers after downloading our free paper, and learn why and how Noldus' tools add value to your research, training, or education.
Extending your lab
A combination of physiological and behavioral data can provide you with essential information that will help you to further understand and explain your participants’ behaviors. A variety of additional data such as physiological data, eye tracking data, and more can easily be integrated into your custom Noldus solution. With Viso at the core to centralize recordings, and The Observer XT providing an additional level of data synchronization and analysis that cannot be beaten, Noldus provides our clients with the most current technologies for medical simulation and debriefing.
Certain questions require knowing where the subject is looking, in order to fully answer. How often is the nurse checking the patient’s files during rounds? Does the doctor have eye contact with the patient while asking questions regarding his physical state? These are just two examples of how adding an eye tracker to a medical simulation lab can substantially increase the power of data collected. This advanced technology measures visual attention, cognitive state, and workload.
Measuring and adding physiological responses to observed behavior opens a whole new view into the trainee. For example, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) can be measured as an additional data point when placed in a potentially stressful situation. The recorded physiological responses can be linked to cognitive load, and will also need to be in sync with video and audio. Using the Observer XT, all data streams can be recorded synchronously, and viewed in sync afterwards to quickly evaluate the data.
Diverse scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. The following list is only a small selection of scientific publications relevant to the research field of medical simulation. Several of these articles were used in our blog posts on medical simulation and doctor-patient interaction. Don’t want to miss new blog posts? Stay up-to-date and subscribe now! You will receive updates of new blogposts every month.
- Bayranzadeh, S.; Joseph, A.; San, D.; Khoshkenar, A.; Taaffe, K.; Jafarifiroozabadi, R.; Neyens, D.M. (2018). The Impact of Operating Room Layout on Circulating Nurse’s Work Patterns and Flow Disruptions: A Behavioral Mapping Study. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/1937586717751124
- Jones, J.; Wilkins, M.; Caird, J.; Kaba, A.; Cheng, A. & Ma. I.W.Y. (2017). An experimental study on the impact of clinical interruptions on simulated trainee performances of central venous catheterization. Advances in Simulation, 2 (5), DOI 10.1186/s41077-017-0038-1
- Kramer, C.E.; Wilkins, M.S.; Davies, J.M.; Caird, J.K. & Hallihan, G.M. (2015). Does the sex of a simulated patient affect CPR? Resuscitation, 86, 82-87.
- Percival, N.B; Pearson, A.; Jones, J.; Wilkins, m.; Caird, J.K. (2012). Ease of use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by older adults. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 906-910.
- Slort, W.; Blankenstein, A.H.; Schweitzer, B.P.M.; Knol, D.L.; Deliens, L.; Aaronson, N.K.; Horst, van der, H.E. (2013). Effectiveness of the ACA (Availability, Current issues and Anticipation) training programme on GP-patient communication in palliative care; a controlled trail. BMC Family Practice, 14:93
- Truijens S.E.M.; Banga F.R.; Fransen A.F.; Pop V.J.M.; Runnard Heimel P.J. van; Oei S.G. (2015). The effect of multiprofessional simulation-based obstetric team training on patient-reported quality of care: a pilot study. Simulation in Healthcare, 10, 210-6.
- Weaver, S.J.; Dy, S.M.; Rosen, M.A. (2014). Team training in healthcare: a narrative synthesis of the literature. BMJ Quality & Safety, 23, 359-372.
- Weller, J.; Henderson, R.; Webster, C.S.; Shulruf, B.; Torrie, J.; Davies, E.; Henderson, K.; Frampton, C.; Merry, A.F. (2013). Building the Evidence on Simulation Validity, Comparison of Anesthesiologists Communication Patterns in real and simulated cases. Anesthesiology, 120, 1.