Not Just Games

Medical professionals can learn interventions for the operating room, emergency department or clinic, both challenging and more routine. The Miami Children’s Hospital, for example, is developing medical instructional software for basic procedures such as nasogastric tube insertion and starting an IV drip, with the aim of educating doctors as well as patients. Medical and nursing students can also learn their subject with more context than a book, for example by interacting with a “live” anatomical dissection table.

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