Research Article
Volume 2 Issue 11- 2020
Interprofessional Students Learning to Save a Life through Cine-VR Simulation
Sherleena Buchman*, Char Miller, Deborah Henderson, Eric R Williams and Snehaa Ray
College of Health Sciences and Professions, School of Nursing, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA
*Corresponding Author: Sherleena Buchman, College of Health Sciences and Professions, School of Nursing, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.
Received: July 19, 2020; Published: October 09, 2020


Background: Deaths resulting from opioid overdose have increased drastically. Cine-VR simulation is a learning format that immerses the user into a virtual reality environment through the cinematic use of 360-degree video.

Objective: Exploring interprofessional students’ attitudes and perceptions related to learning how to administer naloxone through a virtual reality lens. This is important as this helps to educate how to potentially save the life of another human being.

Method: A qualitative descriptive exploratory approach was used to conduct focus groups (n = 32) on interprofessional undergraduate and graduate student participants following an immersive Cine-VR experience. A holistic coding approach was used whereas two researchers analyzed the data and identified themes and codes.

Results: Four overarching themes emerged: 1) improved knowledge about opioid and use of naloxone, 2) changed perceptions regarding ability to act during a crisis, 3) realism of learning from Cine-VR simulation and 4) improved learning with the help of Cine-VR simulation.

Conclusion: Participants attitudes and perceptions on the use of naloxone were increased. Cine-VR is a successful modality for learning how to identify an overdose and administer the lifesaving drug, naloxone.

Keywords: Opioids; Overdose; Naloxone; Virtual Reality; Cine-VR; Cine-VR Simulation


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Citation: Sherleena Buchman., et al. “Interprofessional Students Learning to Save a Life through Cine-VR Simulation". EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.11 (2020): 04-20.

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