The Challenge of Designing Interactive Scenarios to Train Nurses on Rostering Problems in a Virtual Clinical Unit

  • Catherine Pons LelardeuxEmail author
  • Herve Pingaud
  • Michel Galaup
  • Arthur Ramolet
  • Pierre Lagarrigue
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


The healthcare institutions in leading countries have undergone numerous changes to control their charges. These transformations generate an incredible impact on the work organization specially for caregiving staff. As a consequence, trainers in Nursing Schools need innovative tools to improve their courses. At the same time, there has been an increasing interest for immersive training environments which could represent with great fidelity a professional context. In this article, we present the method we set up to design educational interactive scenarios that take place in a socio-technical dynamic and complex system such as a clinical department. These scenarios aim to train nurses to plan their activity, deliver and organize cares for some fifteen inpatients. Using this method, we build a dozen of interactive non-linear scenarios. These scenario allow the trainee to freely act and make decision which could cause delay or equally bad and even far worse inadequate caregiving.


Virtual Environment Serious Game Nurse Rostering Nurse training 



These works are part of a global innovative IT program whose partners are University Champollion and the French Regional Healthcare Agency (Occitanie). The steering committee is composed of Ph.D. C. Pons Lelardeux, Ph.D.M. Galaup, Pr. H. Pingaud, Pr. P. Lagarrigue, C. Mercadier, V. Teilhol.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Pons Lelardeux
    • 1
    Email author
  • Herve Pingaud
    • 2
  • Michel Galaup
    • 3
  • Arthur Ramolet
    • 4
  • Pierre Lagarrigue
    • 5
  1. 1.IRITUniversity of Toulouse (France), INU Champollion, Serious Game Research NetworkToulouseFrance
  2. 2.LGCUniversity of Toulouse (France), INU Champollion, Serious Game Research NetworkToulouseFrance
  3. 3.EFTSUniversity of Toulouse (France), INU Champollion, Serious Game Research NetworkToulouseFrance
  4. 4.SGRLUniversity of Toulouse (France), INU Champollion, Serious Game Research NetworkToulouseFrance
  5. 5.ICAUniversity of Toulouse (France), INU Champollion, Serious Game Research NetworkToulouseFrance

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