Taking the stress out of surgery – Lingohack

Taking the stress out of surgery using VR headsets.
For many people the idea of going under the surgeon’s knife can be terrifying. Now a hospital in London is trialling technology widely used with video games to help them deal with this anxiety. Patients are given virtual reality headsets to wear while they are being operated on.

Learn language related to… surgery

Need-to-know language:
prepped – readied for something to happen

localised anaesthetic – drug given before an operation that stops someone feeling pain in only one area of their body

sedation – drugs that make someone calm or sleep

operating table – special table a patient lies on while they are being operated on

undergoing – experiencing something necessary but sometimes unpleasant

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

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