October 21, 2021By Lance Baily

Top Clinical Simulation Moulage Webinars

Moulage training is a crucial component of running an effective simulation center. By taking the time to include moulage across simulation experiences, learners are provided with the most realistic patient representation possible. For this reason, HealthySimulation.com presents a number of moulage presentations to help fulfill the “LEARN” platform mission to provide informative and relevant healthcare simulation webinars each month. Moulage webinars include methods, processes, and innovative techniques that can help educators and facilitators provide the most accurate clinical simulations. Engaging in these healthcare simulation webinars will help learners gain insight into the many benefits of incorporating this particular element of realism into their programs or training exercises.

Upcoming Moulage Webinar: Creating a Makerspace in Your Healthcare Simulation Labs

To be presented by David Biffar MS, CHSOS-A on Nov. 16, 10 AM PST, this one-hour, intermediate webinar will share the opportunities and process of building a shared makerspace, or innovative DIY prototyping development space, in your healthcare simulation labs. Further, this course provides an opportunity for simulation operations specialists, administrators, and directors to discuss best practices for onboarding and managing an in-house makerspace.

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The session is designed for those who are considering or are in the planning stages of establishing a new makerspace, as well as those interested in taking their existing space to another level. This course will not delve into the granular details of making specific models but will address the various methodologies available to do so (e.g. cast and mold, 3D printing) as well as best practices for managing these resources and collaborating with educators and/or researchers.

Content will address startup and annual budget considerations and effective project management techniques. The course will speak to the inception of modelmaking ideas, design considerations, beta testing, and logistical considerations for the deployment of new models to targeted learner groups. Considerations for model validation and technology transfer will be discussed. Research and funding opportunities, industry collaborations, and determining return on investment will also be reviewed. Learning objectives include:

  1. Gain insight into various considerations for launching and implementing a new makerspace and maintaining a cost-effective operation.
  2. Learn about available makerspace technologies, how to balance modelmaking with an educational operation, and effective collaboration.
  3. Engage with several case examples that highlight effective project management techniques, successful research, funding opportunities.

More About the Presenter: David Biffar is the Director of Operations for the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) and the Center for Advanced Technologies in Healthcare (CATH). He is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist-Advanced (CHSOS-A), Editor-in-Chief of the Simulation Technology and Resource Magazine (STORM), and an Accreditation Reviewer with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

He has advanced training on the design and implementation of simulation technology and the operational components to maintain a successful simulation center with over 20,000 Learner contact hours each year. He has developed simulation activities for all levels of healthcare, including multiple health science colleges, numerous hospital provider groups, and pre-hospital first responder organizations. His research interests include human factors and usability testing in healthcare environments, efficacy of model-making for assessment of procedural competency, and interprofessional simulation training modalities.

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Recorded Moulage Webinars

Innovation & Moulage: Affordable Solutions to Increase Clinical Simulation Realism

Presented by Tracie Barbour, CHSOS (along with Christopher DiLisio and Tyler Johnson), this one-hour, beginner webinar shares some examples of how commonly used items can be utilized to increase the fidelity of their clinical simulation experiences. As effective moulage and adjuncts don’t always require expensive supplies and equipment, the presenters will share some examples of commonly found items we have utilized to create engagement in our high fidelity simulations.

Moulage is the special effects makeup that helps the best present the patient case scenario to the learner. Imagine a patient who has experienced burn wounds on a manikin without any moulage, versus experiencing the more realistic patient presentation of a manikin covered in burn wounds will impact the way learners train for patients! Those looking for affordable options to make, apply, and store simulated moulage creations are what this presentation is all about. Learning objectives include:

  1. Identify and utilize commonly used items for moulage
  2. Determine the impact of moulage on cognitive load based on the learner’s experience level.
  3. Strategies for modifying task trainers for use in high fidelity cases.

More About the Presenter: A Simulation Specialist for more than 16 years, Tracie Barbour, CHSOS began her career in California and joined Maine Medical Center’s Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation, and Simulation in 2012. She enjoys working in all areas of simulation education including undergraduate, postgraduate, and interprofessional education training. Tracie has presented poster presentations, workshops, and been on discussion panels at simulation conferences such as the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN), and a workshop presentation at the 2017 SimOps.

Moulage Realism: Telling Patient Stories That Look, Feel, and Smell Like the Real Thing!

The addition of Moulage creates realistic training scenarios that mimic situational responses and are specialized in training outcomes. Realistic moulage creates a powerful story that engages participants and heightens the training scenario by providing the non-verbal story, that which must be seen, felt, heard, and even smelled. Presented by Bobbie Merica, CEO of Moulage Concepts, this one-hour, intermediate presentation will enlighten clinical educators as to the benefits of using simulated moulage makeup to increase the level of realism, and therefore outcomes, of their patient presentations during simulation. Increased realism can help to provide for increased outcomes! Learning objectives include:

  1. The participant will learn the value of creating scenarios that engages the senses.
  2. The participant will be able to support established training scenarios through the use of the non-verbal story.
  3. The participant will understand how to build in time and cost-saving options that support scenario realism.

More about the presenter: Moulage Concepts Inc. CEO and Founder Bobbie Merica, has been the leader in medical moulage since 2009. She is a Medical Trauma Moulage Expert (SME) Speaker, Innovator, Simulation Coordinator, Technologist & Consultant. She is also an award-winning Moulage Artist! Upon discovering the absence of moulage specific to a clinical/hospital setting, she developed the first of a series of 3D moulage wounds and training workshops specific to training outcomes in clinical, veteran, police, fire, industrial, veterinary and pre-hospital simulation communities. Her credentials also include the published author of “Medical Moulage: How to Make Your Simulations Come Alive.”

More About HealthySimulation.com Webinars

HealthySimulation.com’s streamlined clinical simulation webinar platform relaunched in February, and has since featured even more informative and insightful healthcare simulation presentations! These webinars offer live and on-demand content from some of the world’s leading healthcare simulation experts, covering everything necessary to successfully start, develop or expand a clinical simulation program. Topics range from safe medication administration to moulage and manikin functions. Below are HealthySimulation.com’s five most popular webinar presentations to date — all recorded and viewable from anywhere at any time.

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