Feasibility of using Virtual Reality to manage patient anxiety during painful procedures in Emergency Department (VR-ED)

Many patients in emergency departments require painful needle related procedures (e.g. cannulation). Virtual reality (VR) is an innovative technology that can be used to distract patients from procedure-induced anxiety. Our pilot trial aims to test if it is feasible to use VR as a supplement to reduce patient anxiety during painful needle-related procedures in busy emergency department. Read more about the project here.

Trial details

Contact:  Grace Xu, grace.xu@qut.edu.au

Funded by the PA Research Foundation Emergency Medicine Awards Program.


Griffith University
Australia 4111