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Welcome to the Virtual Resus Room!

The Virtual Resus Room uses real-time collaborative editing of a shared Google Slide + Zoom to provide a free, easy to use setting to run remote simulation sessions.

How does it work?

Zoom provides the audio and video through which the participants will communicate. Learners and facilitators open the same Google Slides document, their virtual “room”, and interact with it to run the case:

Learners click and drag moveable images of medications, monitors, and equipment over the patient silhouette to complete tasks.

Facilitators update the vital signs by typing into the monitors’ textboxes, reveal investigations that are ordered by learners, and modify the case progression in response to the actions of the team.

The Virtual Resus Room is:
  • Simple: Many learners will already be familiar with and comfortable using Google Slides, and it is an easy, intuitive interface. No advanced tech skills required!
  • Free: The expense of specialized simulation software programs can be prohibitive. Both Google Slides and the Virtual Resus Room resources are zero cost.
  • Collaborative: Learners must work together in real-time to divide roles, complete tasks, and communicate clearly to manage the case. This will encourage them to utilize and refine their crisis resource management skills.
  • Responsive: Facilitators will update the case in response to the learner’s decisions, so the case unfolds realistically. Learners will see and learn from the consequences of their actions.
  • Modifiable: It is easy to edit the Google Slides, making it simple for facilitators to change preexisting cases or create their own “room”.

In the Room, learners will be able to see and interact with slides like this:

“Great session for learning better team communication.”

“An excellent replacement for in person simulation.”

“The interface is creative and intuitive.”

– virtual resus room participants