Use of virtual reality for treating burned children: case reports
Scapin SQ1, Echevarría-Guanilo ME1, Fuculo PRB Junior2, Martins JC3, Barbosa MDV4, Pereima MJL5.
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.
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.
The use of goggles was easy to apply and well-accepted by the children, and also had a relevant effect reducing pain.
VR can become an important nonpharmacological method for treating pain in burned children.
Resource: Rev Bras Enferm. 2017 Nov-Dec;70(6):1291-1295.