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ForMed Films CIC: A Little Deep Sleep

ForMed Films CIC creates animated films and resources for medical education. It aims to inspire good health choices and encourage health promotion through informed self help and medical guidance.  

Name of organisation: ForMed Films CIC

Title of project/programme: A Little Deep Sleep - A Family Guide to Anaesthetics

Dates of project/programme: April 2015 December 2015

   

Summary

ForMed Films CIC creates animated films and resources for medical education. It aims to inspire good health choices and encourage health promotion through informed self help and medical guidance.  

 

ForMed Films was commissioned by anaesthetists at BRHC (Bristol Royal Hospital for Children) to make ‘A Little Deep Sleep - a Family guide to Anaesthetics’.  This animated short film was a collaboration between the hospital and ForMed Films, created to educate children and families coming into hospital to have surgery under general anaesthetic. The film was inspired by the incredible skill of the anaesthetic staff at BRHC.  

 

ForMed’s film-maker spent time in the hospital; on the ward, in theatre and the recovery room of ward 36. The director observed, sketched, recorded audio of the atmosphere, machines and staff, and interviewed children visiting the children’s hospital for the day to go under general anaesthetic.

 

The final film integrates the sounds and children’s experiences, with an authored narrative, illustrated with beautifully designed animation to make a concise and informative film about the experience of undergoing anaesthesia. The film takes the viewer on an authentic journey from entering the hospital to undergoing surgery under anaesthetic through to going home. It aims to ease anxieties and give clarity about what is to come during a family's hospital visit.  

 

The film can be viewed on the BRHC website making it accessible to families preparing for their visit to the children's hospital. It is also sent to the family pre-appointment by a link to smart phones.

 

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