This virtual gaming simulation (VGS) is a serious game designed for health care students and professionals. The VGS provides an opportunity for knowledge and skills application, critical thinking and problem-solving in caring for an agitated older adult with dementia who had recently been admitted in a Long Term Care residence. Game players are invited to make decisions in a realistic situation and encouraged to try different approaches.
Demonstrate use of effective communication skills
Apply effective strategies for managing difficult behaviours
Identify environmental factors related to safety in older adults
Identify environmental factors contributing to an agitated state in older adults
Explore the impact of medications on older adults
Simulation Modality:Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient
This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.
Keywords:033e, Affinity Learning
Mastrilli P. Agitated Older Adult in Long Term Care. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from https://simulationcanada.ca/scenario/agitated-older-adult-in-long-term-care/.Copy Citation
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Undergraduate / post-secondary
Fields / Disciplines:
Gerontology / geriatrics / aging