The Virtual I.V. is a comprehensive and fully interactive self-directed learning system for training intravenous catheterization.  Powerful 3D graphics provide visual realism, while a state-of-the-art force feedback device accurately simulates the sense of touch for a truly immersive experience.  Virtual patients respond with bleeding, bruising, swelling, as well as other patho-physiological reactions.  Over a dozen pieces of virtual equipment can be used to perform the medical procedure.

The Virtual I.V. Self-Directed Learning System provides unprecedented depth with over 150 distinct case scenarios.  Each is customized to be specifcally relevant to one of four disciplines: nurses, doctors, EMTs and military care providers.

Over forty unique patient models span human anatomy and physiology.  The Virtual I.V. Self-Directed Learning System records and evaluates students' performance and presents a thorough debriefing following each case.  The debriefing gives students both positive reinforcement, as well as clear instruction that can be used to improve their abilities and their training.

*Virtual IV system requires 1 each of the following (purchased separately):

  • Haptics Device (p/n 280-00001)
  • Desktop or Laptop Computer (p/n 280-00101 or 280-00201)
  • Choice of 1 Software Module (In-Hospital, p/n 280-04201 or Pre-Hospital, p/n 280-04301 or Military, p/n 280-04401)
  • Virtual IV Anatomical Viewer (p/n 280-04501)

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