HD Video & High Quality Audio
Our software integrates with the latest IP camera technology. Observe in real-time or review recorded high definition video in 1080p resolution. Auto-gaining discrete microphones provide high-quality perfectly synchronized audio.
Card Reader Integration
The VALT software can integrate with student ID cards for the start and stop of recording. This allows for rapid fire recording while still segmenting the video properly so students can not see other students videos.
A built-in scheduler allows users to schedule recordings in advance or set up repeating schedules so the system automatically records the training simulations on the desired days and times.
Tag specific points within a recording either during live observation or during the review process. These points can have searchable descriptions associated with them. Such “markers” allow users to easily jump right to that point in the video, similar to chapters in a DVD.
Recording Simulated Medication Consultations
The VALT system from Intelligent Video Solutions is helping pharmacy programs use video to train and educate their students. Pharmaceutical schools and medical schools gear students toward taking the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) exam at the completion of their degrees. Real-world clinical scenarios are part of this exam, and using video for clinical skills assessments has demonstrated a significant jump in pharmacy student evaluations.
Using Video to Train Pharmacy Students
The OSCE has become a common method to assess learner performance and is a component of entry-to-practice licensing examinations. Many institutions have found marked increase in student performance by using video to prepare their students for the OSCE. The VALT (Video Audio Learning Tool) system enables pharmacy students to take what has been learned in the textbook and put this into practice in a series of interactions with fellow students.
As a pharmacist’s job includes many facets beyond merely filling prescriptions. A video recording tool for clinical pharmacy training, observation, and education allows faculty to evaluate these sessions without being obtrusive and to thoughtfully review activity and offer critiques on how the pharmacy students handled themselves.
Many organizations use video to help train pharmacy students in quick-paced sessions, such as ten minutes or less. Such sessions do not allow the student time to reflect on their performance, simulating the daily routine once the student is in practice. Using video to capture pharmacy education sessions, however, allows the students and staff to view later each interaction in exquisite detail.
With VALT, watching and recording live pharmacy training sessions for clinical assessment is extremely easy. Users with permissions can use the system with a simple internet browser. Users can watch live pharmacy clinics with nearly every common device, including smartphones and tablets.
Pharmacist Observation Training and Assessment Tool
VALT is an inexpensive, yet extremely powerful tool for pharmacy clinical simulation. Using IP cameras, combined with high-quality audio equipment, the recording quality of the VALT system is unparalleled. Video can foster best practice methods when dealing with dispensing or compounding training scenarios.
Instructors can monitor up to nine cameras simultaneously, with both fixed and movable pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras available. Our optional “talkback” feature allows instructors to coach students in real time from a centralized location. The VALT system supports both fixed installations, such as in a clinical room, and mobile installations using our Beam mobile capture and streaming application.
In addition to powerful hardware, VALT employs cutting-edge clinical simulation management software for pharmacy education. Recorded in the standard MP4 format, VALT video uses h.264 compression, minimizing demands on the network and allowing easy storing and sharing of clinical video sessions. When you use VALT video to record a clinical pharmacy session, the video is immediately available for review at the end of a session. Metadata is applied to each video recording, allowing instructors and students to easily find an individual session.
VALT software provides the necessary encryption, network architecture, user rights management, and authentication required to make all video content fully secure. Clinical sessions are only available to users who possess the necessary permissions to observe or review them.
Effectiveness of Video for Clinical OSCE Training
Many pharmacy programs are now using video to accelerate their students’ ability to learn, improve, and assess their skills. The best judges of the effectiveness of the VALT system are students themselves. Dr. Teri Charrois, Clinical Associate Professor and supervisor of the University of Alberta pharmacy lab program, credits the VALT system for a two-point jump in student evaluations over the previous year on a six-point scale. Dr. Charrois proudly states, “The system affords our students additional learning opportunities and the chance to become competent professionals in the area of pharmacy.” Contact us to request a quote or to schedule a demonstration of VALT.