Quick Manikin Moulage and Cleaning Tips
When I was at the Laerdal SUN Conference I heard a few fantastic manikin tips from LA Harbor College’s Simulation Team Brad Brown and Martin Gallegos that I just had to share with everyone:
1) To remove an ink stain from the manikin try using CLEARASIL – Clearasil can remove ink stains if applied to the stain and then left in strong UV sunlight.
2) Use Rubber Cement glue to apply wounds as when you are done you can just rub the sticky stuff right off!
As always it is best to experiment with your manikin’s neck skins or the back sides of chest skins to make sure these techniques work satisfactorily to your specific brand of products.
Have a great week in Sim!
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 Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.