Wallcur is a simulated medications and practi-products company that specializes in healthcare simulation training and education. The company provides simulation solutions designed for Nurses, Pharmacists, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), medical corps professionals and other allied health program learners throughout the world.
Founded in 1972 in San Diego, California, Wallcur is a certified, woman-owned small business. The company’s mission has remained to provide ideas and products that both stimulate and simulate clinical learning in a safe non-clinical environment. Today, with continued educator feedback as well as collaborative research and design, Wallcur has upheld the original mission to provide the most up-to-date, realistic, and cost-effective simulated clinical practice available.
Wallcur is committed to helping learners become the most competent, confident and ready practitioners for today’s healthcare system. Wallcur was born out of a desire to teach future nurses using an innovative approach to learning. Wallcur started with the world-renowned MATH FOR MEDS book, which became the highly successful standard for learning dosages and solutions throughout the United States and Canada.
Working closely with educators, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH) and advisory boards, Wallcur ensures that all company products look realistic, but have the proper warnings to differentiate them from real medicines.
All of Wallcur’s medications are scannable within multiple different medication management systems, including EHR Go‘s eMAR electronic charting system for healthcare education. Critical thinking lessons using these simulated medications can help learners to identify errors in medical records or doctor’s orders.
To strengthen Wallcur’s impact, the company has partnered with EHR Go. This is the educational EHR for simulation with diverse, realistic and customizable patient care scenarios that teach human-centered use of technology in healthcare. EHR Go is able to work seamlessly with Wallcur Practi-Meds.
Helping to spread the Wallcur mission and the use of simulated medications for training, the company’s products have been presented at a variety of medical simulation conferences, exhibitions and shows, such as those hosted by SimGHOSTS, INACSL, ASPiH, SESAM and IMSH.
Wallcur Practi-Meds Product Line
Wallcur owns Practi-Meds, a product line that provides practice medication for unit dosages, reconstitution for intravenous (IV), ampule and vial handling, injection techniques and more. The line’s true-to-life realistic design creates a safe and authentic practice that is easily integrated into any new or existing healthcare curriculum.
Wallcur Practi-Meds can integrate with electronic charting systems like EHR Tutor to create a realistic simulation environment. EHR Tutor’s prebuilt patients can be edited for simulating patient scenarios from scratch, allowing students to assess, view and review the patient’s condition and orders beforehand. This helps save educators time and money, while allowing learners to get physically familiarized with performing each step of the medication administration process, including scanning and recording medication.
For example, Heparin (an anticoagulant) is one of the most commonly miscalculated drugs. Wallcur’s Practi Heparin Vials and Teaching Module can be used to teach learners a variety of Heparin dosage calculations, measurement and administration skills–safely.
Wallcur sells direct to educational/training institutions, as well as through distribution, domestically and internationally. Additionally, Wallcur is known for providing superior customer service and guarantees customer satisfaction. The company offers a 30-day return policy to ensure that each product meets the needs and expectations of all customers. Wallcur will process all orders within seven business days.
Wallcur Simulated Medication Products
Included in Wallcur’s list of simulation tools are PPE products and ampules, flushes, syringes, injection simulators, oral medications, peel-n-stick labels, powders and vials, teaching modules, transdermal patches, moulage kits and more. Together, these simulators help ensure that learners are ready to proceed with and succeed at the vast range of demands presented by the healthcare industry.
As for PPE products, Wallcur offers disposable three-layer medical masks, general-use KN95 masks, a no-contact infrared forehead thermometer, disposable nitrile gloves, disposable bouffant caps, disposable non-slip shoe covers and disposable isolation gowns.
Practi accessories available for purchase include Practi-simulated urine, the Phokus Wound Cube Gen2 Simulator, a Practi insulin pen trainer, Practi Salbutamol nebules, Practi-SimSkin, a Practi nasal med trainer, Practi-Ipratropium Bromide nebules, Practi suppositories, the Practi-Bio patch and a Practi suture/staple removal pad.
For Practi simulated oral medication use, Wallcur offers a pill crush syringe that helps ensure more complete and accurate dose administration with less waste. With a pill crush syringe, the danger of residual cross-contamination between patients is eliminated, improving patient safety.
The company’s pill crusher cup with spitter is ideal for use with Wallcur’s Practi-Oral Meds. Tablets will crush immediately and completely with the pill crusher cup with a splitter. Each cup will crush medications to a fine powder in seconds with a simple motion. After adding the liquid, the cup top snaps over the bottom to create a shaker that allows practi-medication to liquify. The simulated medications produced by Wallcur are acetaminophen, activated charcoal, amoxicillin and aspirin.
Further, the Practi-Sim Lab Starter Pack helps learners train faster and master key skill criteria by including many of Wallcur’s vital products. A vital pack comes with Practi powder, a 10 mL vial, simulated insulin, a heparin training pack, one mL of Amp, 2 mL of mini tint vial, anatomical templates, a crash code pack, peel-n-stick labels and more. This pack is ideal for learners hoping to simulate multiple medical scenarios for more comprehensive training.
Important elements of Wallcur’s solutions are the teaching modules that accompany them. For example, the Practi-Calcul8 CD is designed to help educators design, teach and test dosage calculations. The addition of Practi-Mini-Ampule labels, simulate eight currently prescribed drug labels.
Practi-GO FIGURE is another exclusive teaching module CD to help educators integrate the teaching and testing of dosage calculations.The Practi-Fentanyl PatchTeaching Module then promotes experience, assessment and application through critical thinking. This healthcare simulation module includes case studies with Physician’s orders, MAR worksheets, clinical calculation questions and more. Other learning module solutions include the Practi-Lanox Teaching Module, Practi-Math CD 3-Pack, Practi-Mini Math and Practi-Nitroglycerin Patch Teaching Module.
Wallcur has added several new products to help perfect simulation training, from new simulated vial sizes of Practi-Sodium Chloride in 20 mL and 30 mL, to Practi-Meperidine, the generic medication of Demerol, to a new simulated oral medication, Practi-Lorazepam. The company has also released a new simulated bundle pack, the Practi-Sim Lab Starter Pack.
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