The U.S. Army Research Lab’s Simulation and Training Technology Center needed a training solution that would be able to follow medical personnel anywhere in the world, enabling medics to train proficiently during their deployment.
“Burn care is such an important and specialized type of patient care. When not performed correctly, it can impact the patient’s mobility and overall quality of life forever. Working with the USAISR SMEs, who literally ‘write the book’ on burn care treatment, we learned there may be times when medics are deployed with little or no hands-on burn care experience. We’re honored for the opportunity to be part of this important training effort and give medics crucial knowledge on how to assess and treat a burn patient.” – BurnCARE Project Manager Marcia Clover
Virtual Heroes created BurnCARE, the Burn Computer Application for Research and Education.
It’s a solution that’s not just photorealistic but convenient—scalable enough to run on mobile devices, with or without an Internet connection—and easy for medical personnel to use. It’s also highly detailed, physiologically accurate, and replayable. Learners in any location can practice evaluation and treatment procedures again and again until they achieve repeatable success.
The BurnCARE program is transforming how the U.S. Army trains its medics to treat serious burn injuries. It has also opened up additional training possibilities. BurnCARE could become a valuable tool for global healthcare workers, including nurses, physician’s assistants, and doctors with varying levels of burn care expertise. Better-trained healthcare providers will mean better outcomes for patients around the world.