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February 5, 2024

UbiSim Release 1.13: Pediatric Scenarios, Advanced Features, and Expanded Customization


Ginelle Testa
UbiSim Story Teller

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Welcome to the latest update from UbiSim, where we continue to push the boundaries of immersive learning in nursing education. With the release of UbiSim 1.13, we are excited to introduce a suite of new scenarios, features, and enhancements designed to enrich the training experience for nursing students and professionals alike.

Two exciting NEW UbiSim scenarios

Trent Jensen - Cystic Fibrosis: Learners care for a pediatric patient with cystic fibrosis by implementing respiratory interventions and developmentally appropriate nursing care to support a school aged child living with a chronic illness.

Tutorial - Infant Hospital Room: Learners become familiar with various features available in the pediatric hospital room using a guided tutorial format to prepare for caring for an infant patient.

Plus 5 existing scenarios have updated quizzes with new unfolding case studies. UbiSim helps prepare learners for the Next Generation NCLEX!

Lots of New Features

Vomiting + Emesis Bags

All patients except the infant can now vomit when provided with an emesis bag. Enable 'Emesis Bags' in Equipment, and set up vomiting in the patient's physio state. Two  new conditions relate to this feature: an intervention condition for giving the bag, and a transition condition for the patient vomiting.

vomitting + emesis bags

Biohazard bin in room

The biohazard bin previously seen only in the PPE anteroom can now be added to the patient room itself. This allows for safe disposal of items such as blood-streaked vomit, contaminated blood, or PPE.

Please Note: the configuration of the regular bin has been adjusted to create space for the new bin.

addition of biohazard bin next to trash

Unifocal PVCs

Two new rhythms are available in the patient Physio state: Sinus with Frequent PVCs and Sinus with Infrequent PVCs. When enabled, the PVCs will be seen on the 2 lead monitor and 12 lead ECG machine.

Unifocal PVCs ekg machine

Capillary Refill Check at Sternum

Capillary refill can now be checked at an additional location: the sternum. This check is performed via the same hand menu item as other cap refill checks.

Please Note: The refill time at this location defaults to 0s. Existing scenarios will need to be updated if the value should be other than 0.

capillary refill

Glass of water

The overbed tray can now contain a glass of water, orange juice, and/or the food tray - in any combination. Giving water is also now a condition option alongside giving juice.

glass of water

Male Transgender Undergarments for our OB Patient

For the OB patient, a choice of grey chest binder and briefs instead of their default pink maternity wear is available. This is intended to be representative of a transgender patient who has not had gender affirming surgery. We are excited to share an UbiSim scenario in an upcoming release using this feature. 

male transgender undergarments

PPE and scrubs options for characters at bedside

For increased scenario design flexibility, the character at the bedside now has a choice of scrubs or civilian clothes, and can be wearing all available PPE options such mask, face shield and gloves.

Face shield

Condition for removing patient’s clothes

A new critical action/performance gap condition is available for removal of the patient's clothes. This could be used for checking that learners are performing a skin assessment, for example.

Fixes & Improvements

  • UbiSim scenario titles have been reviewed and updated for improved consistency and brevity. This should make the catalog easier to browse.
  • Updated system to better handle interactions with two hands (for example, removing an oxygen mask with one hand and administering an oral syringe with the other)
  • The PPE sign is now correctly hidden when disabled in the Editor
  • A crying animation option is available in the dialog for the infant, so she can cry when triggered and not only via the ‘crying’ state.
  • Various small usability improvements are now available in the Web portal, including:
  • Your place in the class list will be remembered when you go back from viewing a class
  • Improvement of the Session search
  • Tutorials displayed in the catalog in recommended order

Connect with Us

‍As always, we are here to support you, whether you're integrating UbiSim into your curriculum, exploring new scenarios, or looking to maximize the potential of virtual reality in nursing education. 

We invite you to connect with us for any questions or feedback at and to join our growing community on LinkedIn!

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Ginelle Testa
UbiSim Story Teller

As an integral center of UbiSim's content team, Ginelle pens stories on the rapidly changing landscape of VR in nursing simulation. Ginelle is committed to elevating the voices of practicing nurses, nurse educators, and program leaders who are making a difference.

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