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CareerCert Expands VR Training to Include Pediatric Assessment

CareerCert has expanded our high-fidelity virtual reality training to include pediatric assessment simulations. This new VR training, powered by Health Scholars, allows emergency departments to provide their personnel with realistic, deliberate practice to improve pediatric patient outcomes anytime, anywhere, and as often as needed.

Pediatric emergencies make up only 10% of EMS calls.1 The infrequency of these calls mixed with the anatomical and physiological differences of children make these emergencies particularly stressful and anxiety-ridden for first responders.

Unless providers practice pediatric assessment frequently and consistently, their cognitive and psychomotor skills decay–impacting patient outcomes.

That’s why CareerCert is thrilled to announce the release of our pediatric assessment virtual reality training powered by Health Scholars. This immersive training, developed in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides a safe environment for first responders to receive deliberate practice that is scalable, repeatable, and affordable.


This new Pediatric Emergency Assessment VR Simulation Training includes scenarios that demonstrate:

  1. Abnormal Work of Breathing
  2. Abnormal Circulation to Skin
  3. Abnormal Appearance
  4. Normal & Abnormal Vitals by Age
  5. Respiratory Distress
  6. Respiratory Failure
  7. Cardiopulmonary Failure
  8. Compensated Shock
  9. Decompensated Shock
  10. CNS/Metabolic Disorders
  11. Stable Patient

If you are interested in expanding your department’s current training to include virtual reality simulations that are realistic, cost-effective, and clinically accurate, reach out to our team today.

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  1. Owusu-Ansah S, Moore B, Shah M et al. Pediatric readiness in emergency medical services systems. Pediatrics. 2019;145(1):e20193308. doi:10.1542/peds.2019-3308
  2. Al-Anazi AF. Pediatric emergency medical services and their drawbacks. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012;5(3):220-227. doi:10.4103/0974-2700.99687
  3. Seidel JS, Hornbein M, Yoshiyama K, Kuznets D, Finklestein JZ, St Geme JW Jr. Emergency medical services and the pediatric patient: are the needs being met? Pediatrics. 1984;73(6):769–772.
  4. Hill MG, Fuchs S, Sirbaugh P. Prehospital emergencies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004;20(2):135–140.
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