Pressure Self-Assessment[edit | edit source]
Self-assessment is a process by which one can evaluate their own skills and knowledge. Furthermore, is also a tool that can be used to keep track of progress and therefore stay motivated.
In order to ensure that learners are competent in performing the necessary medical procedures in the field, a checklist has been designed and validated by CrashSavers expert trauma providers.
Steps for adequate Self-Assessment[edit | edit source]
The VR smartphone application is available for free download for any Android or Apple device.
Android device: Visit the Google Play Store and search “CrashSaversVR”. Download the app and register with your name and email. Apple device: Visit the App Store and search “CrashSaversVR”. Download the app and register with your name and email.
Please go through our Learning Material selection in the Crashsavers Mobile app to learn more about the different hemorrhage control techniques and their fair usage.
You can also visit our website to read detailed articles on this topic. Hemorrhage control techniques can be life-saving, but only if you know how to use them. Stay informed, stay prepared.
Download the instructions to build your own Pressure Simulator for hemorrhage control.
Inside de CrashSavers VR Mobile App, you will find the Building Manual with all relevant materials on pricing, online providers, and step-by-step instructions for building the simulator.
CrashSavers have developed different clinical case scenarios to test the learner's proficiency in hemorrhage control techniques.
Based on the history and physical exam findings, the learner must choose the correct procedure for stopping the bleeding and provide the patient with the most appropriate next steps. The CrashSavers VR application is interactive and is designed to accommodate both novices and experienced medical professionals.
The learner needs to observe if all the critical steps were proper to achieve a passing score. If one of the critical steps is incorrect, the learner needs to repeat the process until achievement of the learning curve is accomplished.
After answering when to apply pressure to achieve hemostasis, a prompt will appear to choose if the learner has built the Pressure Simulator. If so, the mobile app will instruct the learner to practice and come back afterward to complete the self-assessment
After practicing on the Pressure simulator the apprentice will return to the CrashSavers App and will be asked to press the "Finished" button.
Afterwards, the CrashSavers checklist for the Pressure simulation will be started and answered inside the application.
The online form version of the CrashSavers checklist - Pressure simulation is available in theis link:
Self-assessment is an important skill for any professional because it allows one to not only measure their own improvement but also compare their performance against others in the field. By looking at your own performance against others, you can see how you are doing and where you could improve.
Self-assessment can also give you a sense of accomplishment because it shows that you are working hard to improve yourself.