Virtual Pain Manager (VPM) is a simulation of a patient control analgesia (PCA) machine, and teaches both the use of the machine and the provision of associated nursing care in a hospital setting.

VPM received a commendation in 2009 Jorum Learning & Teaching Competition.

In 2013 VPM was translated into, and is available in, German and Welsh.

If you plan to use VPM with your students please inform either Gareth Parsons or Barry Richards.

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