Taking the stress out of surgery 虛擬現實技術幫助減輕病人手術中的焦慮

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Taking the stress out of surgery 虛擬現實技術幫助減輕病人手術中的焦慮

學習要點

有關 「surgery(手術)」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

What can the patient see when they are on the operating table?

文字稿

Austin Mills is being prepped for surgery after he was knocked off his bike by a car a few weeks ago. He’s wearing a virtual reality headset to distract him as he’s injected with a localised anaesthetic, which means he’ll be awake throughout his operation.

奧斯汀‧米爾斯正在接受術前準備。因為幾週前,他騎自行車時被一輛汽車撞倒。他戴著一個虛擬現實頭盔,以分散他的注意力,因為他的手術是局部麻醉,也就是說他在整個手術過程中都會是醒著的。

Dr Susan Hutchinson, Consultant anaesthetist
Many patients don’t want to hear anything or see anything in theatre. And even if I tell them that there’s going to be no pain, they’re very worried about being awake in the theatre environment. So in the past, we would use sedation to make them sleepy or drowsy and with the VR we don’t need to do that because effectively with sound and sight gone – and they’re in their own little world, they can have nothing at all.

蘇珊‧哈欽森            麻醉主任醫師
「許多病人不想聽到或看到手術室裡的任何東西。即使我告訴他們不會感到疼痛,他們還是很擔心在手術室的環境中醒著。所以在過去,我們會用鎮靜劑讓他們昏昏欲睡,而現在有了虛擬現實,我們不必那樣做,因為聲音和視覺消失了,他們在自己的小世界裡,可以不需要任何鎮靜藥物。」

The only thing Austin will see and hear while on the operating table is the exotic location of his choice.

奧斯丁在手術台上唯一能看到和聽到的就是他選擇的異域風情。

Voice of Austin Mills, patient
My shoulder moves occasionally to sort of bring me back to reality – but I’ve had no feeling, or whatever, of the actual surgery itself. It’s just, I feel like I’m just sitting by a mountain lake and every now and again somebody tugs on my arm.

奧斯汀‧米爾斯            病人
「我的肩膀偶爾會動一下,把我帶回到現實中去,但我對手術本身沒有任何感覺。只是,我覺得我就是坐在山湖邊,時不時會有人拉我的胳膊。」

Orthopaedic surgeon Shamim Umarji is leading this trial in the use of VR headsets.

骨外科醫生沙米姆‧尤馬爾吉領導這項使用虛擬現實頭盔的試驗工作。

Shamim Umarji, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
If you wheel a patient through to this environment, it’s pretty stressful. And they’re fully awake. They can hear the drills and the conversations that are happening around them, and it’s a stressful environment. Virtual reality is undoubtedly quite an immersive phenomenon.

沙米姆‧尤馬爾吉           骨外科主任醫師
「如果你把病人推到這種環境中,他們會很焦慮,而且他們還是完全醒著的。他們能聽到電鑽聲,還有周圍的對話,這是一個讓人充滿焦慮的環境。虛擬現實無疑給人們提供了一種令人身臨其境的感覺。」

Austin Mills, patient
I was really excited when Doctor Umarji approached me and asked me to be part of it, and yeah, it’s been a huge success so I’m really, really happy with it. Apart from my arm that I can’t feel, I feel completely normal.

奧斯汀‧米爾斯           病人
「當尤馬爾吉醫生找到我並邀請我參加這項試驗的時候,我非常激動,是的,這是一個巨大的成功,所以我非常滿意。除了我的手臂沒有感覺之外,其它一切正常。」

Currently, this technology is being used for patients undergoing hand or arm surgery, but it’s hoped it could be extended to other types of operations.

目前,這項技術只被用於接受手或手臂手術的病人,但希望此技術的運用在未來能擴展到其它類型的手術。

詞彙

prepped 為(患者)做手術準備

localised anaesthetic 局部麻醉

sedation 鎮靜劑

operating table 手術台

undergoing 經受(令人不快的事情)

問題答案

They can see and hear the exotic location of their choice.