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Immediate Updating Using Content Management Systems in 3D Simulations

At Designing Digitally, Inc. our goal is to utilize the content management systems and existing hardware that you have to develop highly effective virtual training programs for your company, business, agency or organization. One of the most valuable but often overlooked features of 3D simulations is that they can be literally updated in real time by the client, providing the most specific and accurate simulation possible. This includes the ability to use content management systems that are connected directly to the actions, text and audio used with the 3D environment to make these instantaneous changes.

Once the system is set up and the virtual training developed it is possible to continually allow the system to evolve based on the learner’s responses in the training. This means that you don’t need to contact a Designing Digitally, Inc. staff member, designer or program developer, as the person with administrative access you can do this on your own. Not only does this save money in having to constantly go back to the company that built it for you, but it also allows you to tweak the 3D simulation to further provide the specificity that you require in your training.

There are lots of companies out there that provide 3D simulations but they require that even the smallest changes to the training occur through their professionals. We design the content management system specifically to your requirements which means that the need to change the data is minimal. However, our system does provide the option for those with administrative access to alter text or to change out an MP3.

One of the unique options that we offer that will mesh with your current content management system are the use of specific types of branding and overall training needs. Our professionals are here to work with you and to follow your requests, not to somehow take an existing 3D simulation or serious game and just throw in your colors, brand name or logos. We are committed to making each 3D simulation, learning environment and serious game completely unique to your needs, which includes the level of control that you want to have on an ongoing basis to make changes to the virtual environment.

It is important to consider how you want to limit access to the content management system. This means deciding who has the ability to make changes in the 3D training simulation or serious game and what changes can be made by these individuals. Generally changes will enhance the choices or supplement the learning within the specific part of the game, simulation or module. These choices, learning outcomes or information provided may not have been identified when the 3D training simulation was first developed, but have surfaced as participants work through the training. This flexibility is incredibly important for our customers, ensuring that they have a training module or 3D simulation that can be adapted over time. While you won’t be able to create new simulations from the existing program you can make the text or MP3 changes on your own. In addition we can certainly work with you on developing new and diverse simulations in the future.

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The Use of 3D Training Simulations in Medical Scenarios

As professionals in the medical field you are already aware of the important of following protocols and procedures in all aspects of patient care. The biggest problem in training medical staff to continue to use procedures is that it is always done in real time, in life and death situations, and with real people where an incorrect decision can be devastating.

One of the major ways that Designing Digitally, Inc. can provide service to the medical community is in developing 3D training simulations that allows doctors, nurses and other medical staff to learn the protocols and procedures used in the hospital in a 3D virtual environment. Staff is able to review, rehearse and practice all aspects of patient care, communication and all other aspects of their job in a 3D virtual world where mistakes are not a problem and it is possible to rehearse and repeat until you get the concept right.

Nurses are often faced with problems in dealing with very agitated patients and family members. Our 3D trainings can allow the nurse to try out different options for responding to that upset patient or family member and develop an effective, polite and efficient way in dealing with emotional issues on the unit. This can further expand into scenarios and situations where a nurse has to make an immediate decision in patient care. We can design trainings for specific types of patient environments from critical care units through to hospital emergency rooms. Since there is only a virtual patient the nurses aren’t under the pressure they would be in a true life and death situation, which allows them time to gather information and learn about their options.

Imagine what a benefit this type of training would be to a nursing college or program. Each student could virtually learn how to insert an IV, catheterize a patient, wrap a wound or respond to any number of major or minor situations in an emergency unit. Students that were then going on their practicum or for their actual real world experience would have literally already done the procedure, not just seen a video or listened to a lecture.

Doctors can also benefit from the use of online 3D training simulations. These types of trainings can be ideal for teaching new or complex types of surgical procedures. The training can be designed to allow the doctor to actually do a virtual surgery, developing competency and confidence will also allowing the medical professional to determine areas where they may need additional training, information or support. This is a wonderful way to provide training in international types of settings where the cost of flying doctors to observe a procedure may be very cost prohibitive.

Literally anything done in a hospital or medical facility can be duplicated in a 3D training simulation by the professional staff at Designing Digitally, Inc. This type of training not only ends up saving medical facilities in time and money, but it also helps to build confidence in the staff and ensure that everyone uses the same procedures and protocols when working with patients.