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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017, 5(4), 116-120
DOI: 10.12691/ijcdr-5-4-2
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ROLE OF GOOGLE-CARDBOARD DURING SURGERY

Elankumar S1 and Chittoria R K1,

1Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry-605006

Pub. Date: August 18, 2017

Cite this paper:
Elankumar S and Chittoria R K. ROLE OF GOOGLE-CARDBOARD DURING SURGERY. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017; 5(4):116-120. doi: 10.12691/ijcdr-5-4-2

Abstract

Most of the plastic surgical procedures can be done under local anesthesia or under regional block where most of the time patient will be conscious and oriented. Even whatever reassurance given by the caring staff patient remains in apprehension and anxiety. Even though sedation may be an option where anaesthesia team is available, this facility may not be available always. In these conditions to divert patient’s apprehension, anxiety and increase cooperation lot of measures have been described like music therapy, hypnosis etc. Another method which could be tried is not only audio (music) but also combined with video (audio-video) to distract patient’s attention from surgical procedure. This also has been attempted by asking patient to look at the monitor but may be cumbersome for patient to constantly look at particular direction and may be disturbing for the operating team. To resolve these issues, this study highlights the application of Google Card Board.

Keywords:
Google cardboard Anxiety Distraction Intraoperative cooperation

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