CSTAN Grant update – VR training | Frontline staff managing Aggressive Behaviour

Read more about this CSTAN Round 1 grant from the project team below:

ECU Simulation and Immersive Digital Technology Group: 
Ms Jess Watson, Dr Luke Brook, Dr Brennen Mills, Mr Josh Johnson, Ms Sara Hansen (back row) Dr Joanna Nicholas, Dr Luke Hopper (front row)

The ECU Simulation and Immersive Digital Technology Group and study researchers would like to extend a large thank you to the five Perth hospitals involved in this grant (Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Rockingham General Hospital, and Joondalup Health Campus) for their support in our phase 1 formative research data collection.

Our group has now completed valuable qualitative focus groups and interviews with frontline emergency department healthcare professionals, aggression & risk managers, educators, and OHS staff from these partner hospitals. Our game developers are currently designing the completely immersive, virtual reality emergency department settings and soon we will bring the virtual reality characters and scenarios to life through the use of ECU’s Motion Capture Studio and WAAPA actors.

We can’t wait to share more with you as this project progresses. If you have interest in utilising virtual reality in healthcare education and training, please feel free to contact Chief Investigator Brennen Mills b.mills@ecu.edu.au or the team at simulation@ecu.edu.au