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Tuesday, December 7, 2021  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Immersive Distraction: Improving Pediatric Infusion Experience with Gaming

SPEAKERS
Nicole Norris, CLSSB, Associate AIA
Architectural Associate /Lean Specialist, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
Javier E. Oesterheld, MD
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Endowed Chair - Pediatric Cancer, Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center

This session will feature a healthcare facility designer and a pediatric oncologist sharing the challenges and benefits of creating an immersive gaming space for pediatric patients undergoing oncology-related infusion treatments. The discussion will cover topics including why Levine Children's Hospital chose to implement this space in their clinic and the different medical outcomes observed in patients who use the space. We will also explain design techniques used to make the space age-appropriate for all children, from toddlers to teenagers, and the technical/security challenges associated with creating this type of environment within a hospital-based clinic. Finally, the speakers will discuss the scale-ability of the immersive gaming experience as the current oncology clinic finds a new and improved facility.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Attendees will understand new techniques for designing positive pediatric care experiences that they can utilize in their own work.
2. Attendees will be able to accommodate and balance age-appropriate design for the wide age range of pediatrics.
3. After hearing this case study, attendees will understand the factors to consider when adjusting the scale of the immersive Infusion space to fit their own clinic size.
4. Attendees will understand the impacts and benefits of positive distraction on the medical outcomes of pediatric patients.

 

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