Virtual & Augmented reality: preparing students for a clinical practice experience
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Advance HE Pre-function Area
The poster describes a teaching/research project that has created a 360degree video of an actual operating room (OR) with staff simulating an active surgical procedure. Prior to attending clinical placement in OR the student is able to view the resource with the use of a Virtual Reality (VR) headset and be immersed in the OR environment. Throughout the video, staff in the OR describe their role and what is expected of the student during that clinical placement. The purpose is to allow the student time and opportunity to prepare for the OR setting prior to being there in real life. This delivers an immersive experience in a safe, repeatable and consistent manner.