If you’re unfamiliar with the Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality system and can’t seem to come up with a reason why you’d want to become familiar with it, consider this comment by Brittany Oliver (Child Life Specialist) at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
“The VR headsets are used for therapeutic distraction prior to diagnostic imaging, IV starts, blood draws, and infusions. The Quest 2 headsets help to decrease anxiety over procedures by providing distraction and allowing the children to actively participate in familiar activities. In particular, we have seen children who struggle with blood draws and IV starts, who have refused to participate in care, be successful in completing these procedures, when using the Quest 2 headset.”
We can go on and on about how fun these systems are, but at the end of the day, in the hospital setting they are used to make patient care a little easier on both the patient and the provider. Our modified version of the Oculus Quest 2 offers:
- Carefully selected, pre-loaded games (no discs or downloads to manage) that are conducive to a hospital setting.
- A wipeable and hygienic covering that will make your infection control team happy.
- Deactivated internet so players can’t download unapproved content.
- Pre-calibrated system to ensure they are truly ready to play right out of the box.
We would love to talk to you more about how these systems are increasing procedure completion rates and spreading the only thing acceptable in a hospital setting… joy and laughter.
If you’re hesitant about adding VR to your hospital for any reason, consider what Brittany had to say about her experience with Fully Loaded –
“We are so fortunate at TBRHSC to have been able to work with FLE and help to facilitate a more positive experience for children and families in hospital! The set-up, communication, and support from FLE in implementing these systems has been outstanding!”
Let’s spread the positivity, together.
Rachelle “Shelly” Lee