Case description: Postoperative nursing care

This 360° video simulation is produced by Turku University of Applied Sciences and aims to train students to master postoverative care in the recovery room.

Screenshot from the 360° video simulation in the recovery room.

Case: Interactive 360° training environment for nursing students

Produced by: Turku University of Applied Sciences

Objectives: Respond to the need of practice opportunities for patient’s postoperative observation in recovery room.

Learning goals of the scenario:
After the 360° video simulation the student

  • is able to master the patient postoperative care in the recovery room
  • is able to identify and treat ordinary complications during the care in the recovery room
  • masters the monitoring of the vital signs and the NEWS point calculation of the patient condition
  • masters the postoperative pain and nausea control
  • masters the postoperative patient’s documentation and reporting of care

Method: A manuscript for learning of patient’s postoperative observation was created. Furthermore, a new editor to edit the 360° video and a new player for the videocase were created as a part of the project. Link to the manuscript

Equipment and tools:

Evaluation: In general, the case worked well and was immersive according to the users. However, some details have still to be stylized. For example, the nurse’s voice should be of better quality. The feedback should be given after every response to the task question. The layout of the task boxes on the video should also be more sophisticated.

User instructions: Click “Start Simulation” at the left side up of the screen. When the video starts, listen to the report and start treating the patient. You can view the environment by moving the mouse (works like Google street view, for example). The white “hand” image opens up tasks for you. Answer them and check the correct answers in the feedback view. Consider your own response in relation to correct answer. The white hand, can be seen in different places of the room, or on the patient body. Accordingly, you may have to turn to find the next “hand” after solving the previous task. You can play as many times as you need to learn.
Use the mouse “wheel” to get the image closer or farther. Clicking on the image of the hand opens the learning tasks for you. If you answer correctly, you will move forward and if you answer incorrectly, you will receive feedback. Hotspots appear anywhere, so after answering the previous question, watch the video and wait for the next hotspot. Points are counted of the correct answers.

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