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Simulating reality for healthcare training

Simulating reality for healthcare training

In the world of simulation, reality can make a big difference in our training outcomes. The more realistic we can make the simulation, the more your senses (sight, sound, smell, and touch) are pulled in and the more you have a total involvement experience.  We hope that this experience will leave a lasting impression and provide the trainee with the kind of experience needed to make it easier to see and work through in future. One powerful way we can do this is through moulage.

The term 'Moulage' is French for casting or moulding, and it is the art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training Emergency Response teams and other medical and military personnel. Moulage may be as simple as applying pre-made rubber or latex "wounds" to a healthy "patient's" body, or as complex as using makeup and theater techniques to provide elements of realism, such as blood, vomit, or a fracture.  The practice dates to at least the Renaissance, when wax figures were used for this purpose.

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