A Virtual Clinical Learning Environment for Nurse Training
Every nursing student is trained to possess certain skill set before they go for the clinical training in a hospital. This paper introduces the use of virtual reality to simulate a hospital ward for nurse training. The equipment in our virtual ward is carefully designed to simulate the equipment in Hong Kong hospital wards. Our virtual ward will provide several demonstrations on common ward operation tasks. Through the interactions provided in the virtual ward, nursing students can understand the ward operation routines in a better way. Our application is expected to reduce inexperienced nursing students’ anxiety and make them more familiar with the ward environment, which can then minimize medical error in their real practicum.
KeywordsVirtual reality Nurse training Virtual ward environment
This research work was supported by OUHK Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust Research and Publication Fund (Applied Research) (KS 2016/2.6).
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