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Rev Bras Enferm. 2017 Nov-Dec;70(6):1291-1295. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2016-0575.

Use of virtual reality for treating burned children: case reports.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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1
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Postgraduate Program in Nursing. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
2
Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Undergraduate Program in Nursing. Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
3
Children's Hospital Joana de Gusmão, Burn Unit. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
4
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Undergraduate Program in Nursing. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
5
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Health Sciences, Pediatric Department. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report the use of virtual reality (VR) in pain intensity during dressing change of two burned children hospitalized in a Burn Treatment Center (BTC) in Southern Brazil.

METHOD:

Case report on the use of VR during dressing change of two burned children hospitalized in a BTC, from May to July 2016. For assessing pain, a facial pain rating scale was applied at four times: just before the dressing, during the dressing without the use of VR, during the dressing with the VR, and after the use of VR.

RESULTS:

The use of goggles was easy to apply and well-accepted by the children, and also had a relevant effect reducing pain.

CONCLUSION:

VR can become an important nonpharmacological method for treating pain in burned children.

PMID:
29160492
DOI:
10.1590/0034-7167-2016-0575
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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