EMS World Moulage Wound of the Month – Bullet Entry
Bobbie Merica from MoulageConcepts.com has another great moulage recipe for your medical simulations! And just in time for Halloween too! This “close entry bullet wound” moulage recipe is easy to follow and only needs latex, modeling wax, red make-up wheel, burgundy make-up wheel, black make-up wheel, caramel coloring thinned, and blood gel.
In the EMSWorld article, Bobbie even covers some tips on setting up the patient scene:
“Dress the victim in a pretreated bullet entry shirt. Use scissors to cut a small hole in the abdominal area of a light colored shirt, above the belt line. Using a large paint brush dipped in fresh moulage blood, liberally apply blood mixture to the front, side and abdominal area of the shirt. Create gunshot residue around the entry hole by applying a small amount of soot powder with a paint brush. Using a make-up sponge, apply white makeup to the face of victim, blending well. Create beads of sweat on the skin by applying a light mist of premade sweat mixture to the forehead, chin and upper lip of patient. Position the victim flat on his or her back. Using congealed blood mixture, create a small pool under the back and side of the patient, near the wound site. (In areas with stain risks, create a hard barrier by applying wax paper to ground surface prior to applying congealed blood.) Apply fresh bruising, superficial abrasions, bloody noses and bruised knuckles on several “friends” of the victim to create a fight scene.”
Click the links above to read the full recipe!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.