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A virtual reality education program for healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic

Project summary

The Dutch healthcare system has become unbalanced by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the acute increase in (complex) healthcare demand in hospitals with limited availability of the healthcare professionals who have to provide this healthcare – in short, an urgent shortage of bedside.  In addition, there is a mismatch between the changed demand for care and the supply of care personnel that can meet this specific demand for care (care for

Because of this problem we recently started the initiative to educate healthcare professionals with help of Virtual Reality. Also guidance of patients which are released from the Intensive Care Unit is included. VR creates a safe environment where a person can be placed in a safe and easy new situation. VR can also be used for educational circumstances, it creates a bridge between theoretical and practical knowledge.


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Use virtual reality based scenario training to provide healthcare staff with acute teaching quality in a time-efficient and qualitatively high-quality manner.

More detailed information

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Michel E van Genderen & Dr. Eva Klijn

Role Erasmus MC:



Intensive Care

Project website:

Not available

Funding Agency:

Fonds SGS