Healthcare Simulation Middle East has launched an electronic magazine for healthcare simulation professionals.
Ansari Shabnam Ateeq, President, Healthcare Simulation Middle East says, "The magazine is a community initiative by Healthcare Simulation Middle East and available at no cost. It has no ads, no rehashed content and no promotional material. The inaugural issue features medical moulage art experts Ciso Gonzales, Jalal Al Froukh, Ardee Domingo, Bobbie Merica, Billie Paschal and more. Moulage art experts are self-motivated, they don't wait for applause or performance rewards. The inaugural issue is a shout-out to them, as much as it is a resource for onboarding & peer community exchange."
Medical moulage preps learners for caregiving & timely interventions.
Ciso Gonzales, Simulation Operations Specialist, Orbis Education says, "Nothing grabs the attention of a learner more than moulage in a scenario. I knew this is something to be involved in and be good at very quickly. The advice to novice or budding moulage enthusiasts is to seek advice from experts. Some have been doing this for years, several have transited from movie FX to healthcare simulation. Mistakes have been made by all of us, knowing what NOT to do saves you a ton of time and money."
Magazine contents include:
- Moulage build cases
- Mistakes novice enthusiasts make
- Tips, trick and hacks from moulage art experts
- Book recommendations on moulage FX and real injuries
Jalal Al Froukh, Senior Simulation Technologist, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) says, "As opposed to other forms of art, the primary consideration in medical moulage art is SAFETY. Materials used on a standardized patient must not react with the skin or trigger an allergic reaction. Especially from latex, and for that I prefer natural substitutes. A mistake novice enthusiasts make is not visualizing final result before starting the build. A heads up to novice enthusiasts is that moulage should enhance learning and not distract from the case."
Medical moulage expertise pairs artistry with medical accuracy.
Ardee Domingo, Simulation Educator, Itqan Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center at Hamad Medical Corporation says, "I first encountered moulage six years ago. We were tasked with a large-scale mass casualty simulation. It is fascinating to create simulated wounds. Learners report when simulated injuries are close to reality, it leads them to manage the "wounds" properly. This makes the effort worthwhile. Creating simulated injuries need not be expensive. You CAN create moulage on a budget."