Recovery from cardiovascular surgical procedures can be problematic for the frail elderly due to developmental considerations and the way that post-operative education is delivered in hospitals. In this short communication paper, we outline the physical and developmental considerations of this cohort as well as the standard delivery of post-operative education. As an alternative, we introduce online gaming and explore considerations for the design of this intervention related to post-operative, frail elderly cardiovascular surgical patients. Specific strategies and/or techniques for addressing each of these influences are presented.
Fredericks, S., Lapum, J., Policelli , J. (2016). Considerations for the design of online gaming interventions for the frail elderly: A short communication. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 11(3)