1. Hammer, Jan RN, MS
  2. Souers, Charlotte RN, MS


A multifaceted method of instruction for infusion therapy is presented in this article. The traditional use of mannequin arms is included and virtual reality is incorporated. The union of these methods, both of which use a hands-on approach, complements the use of text and laboratory demonstration for teaching infusion therapy. This study shows that with increased use of the virtual reality system, the student has increased probability of success at the first attempt during the return demonstration of the skill of initiating infusion therapy. With the emphasis on enhancing student preparedness for this advanced skill, the authors have found that the inclusion of all methods will better meet students' learning needs and their preferred methods of learning.