Skip to main content
construction release_alert
Scholars@Duke will be undergoing maintenance April 11-15. Some features may be unavailable during this time.
cancel

Using an Immersive Virtual Reality System to Assess Lay Provider Response to an Unannounced Simulated Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Out-of-Hospital Setting.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Leary, M; Almodovar, A; Buckler, DG; Bhardwaj, A; Blewer, AL; Abella, BS
Published in: Simul Healthc
April 2019

BACKGROUND: A sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart abruptly stops beating; because of the nature of SCA, capturing data in the out-of-hospital setting from actual bystander response is difficult. Current technologies such as virtual reality (VR) allow the creation of scenarios programmed for heightened realism. No studies have used an immersive VR system to observe lay bystander response. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize lay bystander response to an unannounced simulated VR SCA event during a multisensory scenario. METHODS: Using a VR wearable device combined with a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recording manikin, we created a 3-minute multisensory SCA scenario that allowed for the observation of lay bystander response. Subjects were unaware of the nature of the emergency event but were told to respond how they would to an emergency situation. Subject's ability to proceed through the American Heart Association's Chain of Survival and their CPR quality were recorded. Frequencies and percentages were calculated using descriptive statistics. RESULTS: Between June 2016 and June 2017, 119 lay subjects were enrolled. Of those, 92% asked for 911 to be called, 81% attempted CPR, 13% requested an automated external defibrillator (AED), and 6% used the AED; 82% stated that they felt as if they were at a real SCA event. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation data were collected (n = 81), the mean CC rate was 93.5 ± 22.4 cpm, and the mean CC depth was 38.4 ± 13.8 mm. CONCLUSIONS: In our unannounced, immersive VR SCA observational study of lay bystanders, most subjects attempted CPR, although the majority did not use an AED.

Duke Scholars

Altmetric Attention Stats
Dimensions Citation Stats

Published In

Simul Healthc

DOI

EISSN

1559-713X

Publication Date

April 2019

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start / End Page

82 / 89

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Virtual Reality
  • Time Factors
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Middle Aged
  • Manikins
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Female
  • Emergency & Critical Care Medicine
 

Citation

APA
Chicago
ICMJE
MLA
NLM
Leary, M., Almodovar, A., Buckler, D. G., Bhardwaj, A., Blewer, A. L., & Abella, B. S. (2019). Using an Immersive Virtual Reality System to Assess Lay Provider Response to an Unannounced Simulated Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Out-of-Hospital Setting. Simul Healthc, 14(2), 82–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000338
Leary, Marion, Alfredo Almodovar, David G. Buckler, Abhishek Bhardwaj, Audrey L. Blewer, and Benjamin S. Abella. “Using an Immersive Virtual Reality System to Assess Lay Provider Response to an Unannounced Simulated Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Out-of-Hospital Setting.Simul Healthc 14, no. 2 (April 2019): 82–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000338.
Leary M, Almodovar A, Buckler DG, Bhardwaj A, Blewer AL, Abella BS. Using an Immersive Virtual Reality System to Assess Lay Provider Response to an Unannounced Simulated Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Out-of-Hospital Setting. Simul Healthc. 2019 Apr;14(2):82–9.
Leary, Marion, et al. “Using an Immersive Virtual Reality System to Assess Lay Provider Response to an Unannounced Simulated Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Out-of-Hospital Setting.Simul Healthc, vol. 14, no. 2, Apr. 2019, pp. 82–89. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/SIH.0000000000000338.
Leary M, Almodovar A, Buckler DG, Bhardwaj A, Blewer AL, Abella BS. Using an Immersive Virtual Reality System to Assess Lay Provider Response to an Unannounced Simulated Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Out-of-Hospital Setting. Simul Healthc. 2019 Apr;14(2):82–89.

Published In

Simul Healthc

DOI

EISSN

1559-713X

Publication Date

April 2019

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start / End Page

82 / 89

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Virtual Reality
  • Time Factors
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Middle Aged
  • Manikins
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Female
  • Emergency & Critical Care Medicine