When experiencing delirium, people become confused, see things that are not there and behave irrationally. A good diagnosis and acting accordingly are crucial for becoming clear-headed again as soon as possible. Unfortunately, many medical professionals are ill-informed of this condition and the possible interventions. In cooperation with the University Medical Centre, our experts at IJsfontein have developed the “Delirium Experience”.
This interactive video game starring a famous Dutch actor allows nursing staff to experience a delirium episode not only as a nurse but as a patient as well. The game is composed of several scenarios based on true stories.
From the perspective of the nurse, the player gains an insight into the patient file and intervention may take place. The procedure may take the form of intervention, but what the game actually tries to show is how relatively small measures such as saying what day it is or opening the curtains may have a major impact. The player may subsequently see how their actions have an impact on the delirium from the perspective of the patient. Playing to minimize the delirium as well as playing to find out how badly the situation can escalate gives the player an insight into the effect of the interventions.
We can provide more information or arrange a demonstration on request