Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2022
Virtual Reality as a Tool for New Build Familiarisation: An Experience Survey
Daniel Varghese*
Assistant Director of Nursing Informatics Department, NFMHS, Ireland
*Corresponding Author: Daniel Varghese, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nursing Informatics, NFMHS, Ireland.
Received: December 22, 2021; Published: July 19, 2022




Abstract

Aims and Objectives: The aim was to examine the effectiveness and usefulness of VR as a familiarisation tool for staff of NFMHS during a new build relocation.

Background: Virtual Reality is beneficial in training across many disciplines. The core principle of an immersive virtual reality experience lies in the functionality of 360-degree image viewing. VR is explored as a tool for new build familiarisation of a new forensic mental health hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

Design: This study used an experience survey.

Methods: The study surveyed 58 staff of NFMHS after staff had an experience of 360 videos of the new hospital. The videos were viewed through a head-mounted device.

Results: The results highlight majority of the staff strongly agreed with VR as a tool for familiarisation. 88 Per cent of the staff stated that VR helped them to understand the new hospital structure better.

Conclusion: VR as a familiarisation tool to help staff understand a new hospital is highly effective and valuable. It also ensures staff engagement during the familiarisation due to the novel experience for staff.

Keywords: Virtual Reality; Staff Familiarisation; Hospital Relocation

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Citation: Daniel Varghese. “Virtual Reality as a Tool for New Build Familiarisation: An Experience Survey”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 4.8 (2022): 03-09.

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