Delivering Haemodialysis to patients with dementia is particularly problematic as they are required to remain still, in one place and attached to the dialysis machines for periods of up to 4 hours.
The Dialysis Units are often very busy high tech environments. There are limitations as to what activities can be done there, as patients often become unwell and require emergency treatment during sessions. It is also necessary to consider infection control risks around bringing ad hoc pieces of distraction material.
The technology has been helpful in providing a level of distraction that sufficiently occupies the outpatient during the session and meets the hospital standards around infection control.