Several Simulation Programs Gifted New Centers and Manikins, and One Still in Need!

Villa/The SUMMIT receives medical training mannequin

Giving must be in the air as multiple simulation programs have been gifted the products and spaces they need to better train healthcare professionals through simulation! Check out these recent stories of new programs and expanded center capabilities, and one where there is still a big need.



  1. UCA Host Grand Opening for Nabholz Center: “Today marks a significant step toward our goal of providing the latest technology and equipment for our health care faculty and students. Because of the generous gift from the Nabholz companies and foundation we have opened and equipped the Nabholz Center for Healthcare Simulation,” said UCA President Tom Courtway.
  2. Summit Receives New Grant for New Simulators: Nursing staff at Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT now have the ability to gain valuable on-site training after receiving a life-like geriatric medical training mannequin. Grant funds from Benedictine Health System, Duluth, Minn., provided staff development nurses from 30 BHS communities, including Villa St. Vincent, with mannequins and intensive training on how to utilize this new resource.
  3. Sadly, still in Need is the BCIT Program who Are Hoping to Raise Funds for Lucina: “The BCIT Simulation Lab for Specialty Nursing is in critical need of this equipment,” states a foundation funding proposal, “as today’s practice of dressing a male mannequin as a pregnant woman makes it challenging for students to believe that they are caring for a woman giving birth.”

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IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Interviews Recap

healthcare simulation videos

In case you missed any of our video interviews from the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2015 New Orleans, here’s the complete list of all of them. Be sure to start with our IMSH 2015 Exhibit Hall Video Highlights Reel!

Check out the HealthySim Youtube Channel for over a Hundred more Medical Simulation Videos!

IMSH Videos: Recap of Medical Simulation Vendor Product Demonstrations & Interviews

medical simulator demos

At IMSH 2014 San Francisco earlier this year, HealthySimulation.com was on hand to learn all the latest from a good number of leading medical simulation vendors. Over the past several months we have released several video interviews, which you can now all watch for free below. Special thanks to Matt Koss for his help editing these pieces, each of which takes several days to produce!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want more great medical simulation video content?
Check out HealthySimulation.com’s Youtube Channel which now boasts over 100 videos and more than 50,000 views!


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Moulage Concepts Announces Debut of SIM-Safe EMS/Nursing Product Line

sim safe moulage

This summer MoulageConcepts.com, an international medical trauma moulage company specializing in nursing, trauma, hospital, mass casualty and pre-hospital moulage training, supply and certification announced the debut of their new SIM-Safe EMS/Nursing moulage product line!

Designed for the pre-hospital/simulation suite training scenario, the SIM-Safe series features realistic, non-staining, non-food based make-up, secretions, bodily fluids and three dimensional wounds that can be used to creating authentic training scenarios on both simulators and standardized patients. With focus to detail, all SIM-Safe products visually and tactually replicate natural bodily processes to ensure your moulage meets your training needs. Large 4 oz. containers for multi-scenario options!

SIM-Safe EMS Set includes:

  • Fresh blood
  • Clotted blood
  • Bloody emesis
  • Bile • Blister
  • 10 make-up colors
  • Instaburn Set
    • Dermacurl
    • Dermascorch
    • Dermaflame
    • Dermachar

SIM-Safe Nursing Set includes:

  • Fresh blood
  • Clotted blood
  • Coffee ground emesis
  • Feces
  • Bile
  • Vomitus
  • 10 make-up colors
  • Secretion Set:
    • Clear
    • Frothy-white
    • Blood-tinged
  • Pus Set:
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Amber

Moulage Concepts, a nationwide company, provides moulage products, training and services to the simulated nursing, military, EMS, field and MCI training sectors. With attention to detail, Moulage Concepts interactive wounds can be triaged, drained, sutured, debided and even ruptured if handled aggressively. With product lines specific to training fields, their customizable line of moulage kits has won them the EMS World Innovation award 2013 for their ability to provide moulage products and training that could be customized to scenario outcomes.

Be sure to check out Bobbie’s amazing Medical Moulage Recipe Book and check the schedule of her upcoming training courses to help you  create training scenarios that look, feel, sound and smell like the real thing!

Get your Sim-Safe Moulage Products at MoulageConcepts.com!

Happy Halloween Moulage!

laerdal halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Above is a “manikin” costume from the Simulation Staff at the University of New England! Today we want to point out that you can stay connected with ALL the best moulage news from the healthcare simulation community by clicking on the moulage tab above, or by simply book-marking:

http://healthysimulation.com/moulage/

That location will summarize all the moulage articles that get posted on HealthySimulation.com. Everything from blood makeup tutorials, to new Pocket Nurse products, to moulage books and more! So if you are into treating yourself with some new moulage tricks – that is the best place to be!

Hope you all have a safe and fun night out there!

Trauma Moulage Blood Effects: Part 3

Part 3 of MilitaryMoulage.com’s article on Theatrical Blood Effects for Realistic Casualty Simulation has been released! Written by Suzanne Patterson, Curriculum Development Specialist / Instructor at MilitaryMoulage.com, this is the next installment after part 1 and part 2, of a 4-part series!

blood splatter moulage

 

The MilitaryMoulage.com (or MMCIS™) website suggests they provide “the highest quality moulage training workshops for military and civilian casualty simulation personnel, regardless of their skill level, which helps companies or individuals achieve the greatest value for training investment dollars.”

Here’s an excerpt from the article on the types of products necessary to create blood for your trauma scenarios:

“In the two previous blog posts in this series on theatrical blood effects we’ve discussed important facts and characteristics of human blood (and how it bleeds from the body) that you need to know in order to portray blood loss accurately in a simulation.  We also covered some important requirements and what to look for in choosing theatrical blood products for realistic portrayal.  Real time field training, clinical laboratory exercises and visual effects for film and TV production demand products with high fidelity elements for diverse types of real-to-the-eye end results.  Above all, they must contain the three prerequisites essential to high realism portrayals and that is opacity, texture, and color.  For film and TV use, this is vitally important as theatrical bloods can have different visual reactions in a range of light sources, especially in variable sunlight and stage/set lights.  To this end, you must be very careful in making sure the blood has the correct undertone in its color, so that it doesn’t render too orange or pink, or too purple or blue in camera.  If you ignore the undertone color then your simulation will have a visual skew in the overall performance fidelity, regardless if you have the right opacity, texture and redness in color.  In addition, it also must have a believable behavior/mobility on human skin or artificial appliances, meaning it must flow or dry realistically to the eye.

Theatrical blood products are available in 5 textures: thin liquids, thick syrups, semi-solid gels, solid pastes and dried/powders. Each has differing degrees of viscosity, along with a range of reds that you should always test first for color/undertone, texture and opacity before implementing them into your particular needs.  Always be aware of their classification as either cosmetic/external use only or food grade safe, especially if you are going to use it near the eyes, nose or in the mouth.”

blood moulage product

Learn about the 5-texture types for blood products and read the rest of this great article at Militarymoulage.com!

Pocket Nurse hosting massive product demo in PA

Pocket Nurse is hosting a FREE product demonstration event with a huge number of vendors July 27th – 30th at the Keystone Simulation & Education Center in Monanca, Pennsylvania.  This looks like a great opportunity to get hands on with a variety of medical simulation products.

Pocket Nurse Product Demo at Keystone

Keep reading to see what vendors and products will be there!

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2010 Healthcare Simulation Article Review:

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I have summarized the key articles of 2010 so that all you new members can catch up on all the best from HealthySimulation.com!

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The future of Healthcare Simulation technology

This video will make your head spin!

Model Med OB Trainers

Last week, Michelle Kelly from the University of Technology Sydney had the chance to tour the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.

While checking out the Newborn Congenital Anomalies Suite from Simureal.net she let me know I had to check out the task trainers from Model Med, a company based out of Australia.  Michelle was really impressed by the realistic skin of the manikins, AND I AM TOO!

I will be honest their website needs a bit of work but their products look really useful for educating in OB and prostate exams.

Check out this neat video about their “Sophie Trainer” demonstrating the procedure for educating on Shoulder Dystocia:

Model Med Shoulder Dystocia Manikin Trainer

Have you used their products before? Tell us what you think about them in the comments section below!