A Virtual Clinical Learning Environment for Nurse Training

  • Sin-Chun Ng
  • Lap-Kei Lee
  • Andrew K. Lui
  • Ka-Fai Wong
  • Wan-Yee Chan
  • Hiu-Hin Tam
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 843)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Virtual reality Nurse training Virtual ward environment 

Notes

Acknowledgment

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sin-Chun Ng
    • 1
  • Lap-Kei Lee
    • 1
  • Andrew K. Lui
    • 1
  • Ka-Fai Wong
    • 2
  • Wan-Yee Chan
    • 2
  • Hiu-Hin Tam
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Science and TechnologyThe Open University of Hong KongHo Man Tin, KowloonHong Kong SAR, China
  2. 2.School of Nursing and Health StudiesThe Open University of Hong KongHo Man Tin, KowloonHong Kong SAR, China

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