Tech for Global Health: Innovation for Emergency Education

With the spread of information faster, basic understanding of health is more accessible. Reliable sources can be found to obtain valid information that can add insight to become lessons learned in certain emergency situations. This is also supported by technologies that present new methods to help increase understanding and skills.

One of the contributions of technology in the health sector is the presence of new methods in learning various patient handling procedures. Emergency situations require rapid evaluation of the health of the victims/patients by health workers upon arrival at the accident site. A quick and accurate assessment can increase the chances of a victim’s life being saved.

VR Triage adopts emergency training into virtual reality technology. Similar to e-learning that has been presented by virtual reality, VR Triage is designed as a training method to improve the ability to evaluate the health of patients in emergency conditions. With the presence of VR Triage, users can learn the steps in providing first aid and meet patient requirements correctly. The result of this VR Triage course is that increased knowledge of a medic will be systematized and they will be eager to use it in real accidents.

Technological innovation has also emerged as an answer to the field of education related to global health issues. Adapting to Covid-19, Virtual case analysis for global health is an alternative for medical students to master the field of global health. Previously this program was implemented by studying abroad and providing health services to under-resourced communities. This field of study aims to improve and achieve equality of health status for all people of the world.

The establishment of WHO is one of the realizations to achieve global health equality. Global health crises such as cholera, chickenpox, to Covid-19 have different impacts and treatments in each country. Technological developments also contribute to efforts to achieve global health equity. The program began with introductions, joint lectures, and discussions via video conferences. It aims to provide formal permission, promote social justice, and prepare students for intensive and collaborative small group assignments through web conferencing.

The development of this two-way program is designed to achieve equitable mutual benefits and focuses on locally identified needs and priorities. Paying attention to local and structured costs to build local capacity to ensure sustainability in global health equity. At a much lower cost than traditional study abroad, students are able to recognize one another’s complementary strengths through two-way programming, learn about local needs and priorities through Virtual Reality or virtual case analysis, and build lasting relationships while tackling problems. tough real world.

One product that has been designed to meet the needs of studies in this field is VIEGLOBE: Virtual case analysis for global health. The collaboration between FK-KMK UGM, ARUTALA presents a learning platform with materials related to global health. The global health crisis, vaccination programs, climate change, health equity, to ethics in global health.

Information related to the sustainability of this program can be accessed directly through to support the development of health education globally. (Trescha – News)