Prabal Khanal

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Central venous catheter related complications are a large burden on our healthcare system. Many of these complications can be prevented by the use of proper technique. One methodology to aid in the teaching non-technical aspects of procedures, serious games, has not been utilized in our field. The authors therefore set out to design a serious game aimed at(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a series of team-based, sequential and time constrained interventions, requiring effective communication and coordination of activities that are performed by the care provider team on a patient undergoing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure. The state-of-the-art ACLS training is conducted in a(More)
The use of virtual reality (VR) training tools for medical education could lead to improvements in the skills of clinicians while providing economic incentives for healthcare institutions. The use of VR tools can also mitigate some of the drawbacks currently associated with providing medical training in a traditional clinical environment such as scheduling(More)
This paper provides a novel approach for training in collaborative environment by integrating collaborative virtual environment (CVE) and haptic joystick. Active World is used as the CVE and Novint Falcon is the preferred haptic device to send force back to the user(s). As our test scenario, we consider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills training(More)
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