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Tips on how to simulate facial burns, burned-off eyebrows, and soot. Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in fires. It can cause thermal injury to the upper airway and injury from toxic...
It's not hard to come up with a research idea or question - but is it worth researching? Here are some dead-ends that might surprise you. A recent editorial by Geoff Norman, Editor of Advances in...
It's easy to create gel effects from common ingredients. Here's how.  Gel effects is a popular medium in medical and casualty simulation. It is a gelatin-based product that is heated and applied to...
In simulations, fragments embedded in wounds should be realistic but lightweight, non-toxic, and without sharp edges. Fragments are produced by explosions, terrorist weapons, and military munitions....
Many brands of stage blood are coloured with FD & C Red #40 food colouring. Here are a few points about non-staining blood. Many brands of stage blood, the kind often used in simulations, are ...
Looking for quick updates on clinical teaching skills? The Centre for Faculty Development at St. Michael's Hospital offers free, short video-based modules on key clinical teaching skills. Looking for...
A good debrief should be set in a safe and positive environment where the facilitator allows the learners to reflect on their areas of improvement in their knowledge, behaviours, and actions. ...
Always make sure that learning objectives are clearly set first and then create the scenario, to avoid confusion about learning outcomes. Always make sure that learning objectives are clearly set...
No matter how a simulation goes, the simulation facilitator can always mine the experience for nuggets of educational gold tied into the objectives! No matter how a simulation goes (assuming no death...
Follow these steps to create a stomach for Nasogastric flushing or decompression for a manikin. Here is how. Material required: 14 Fr. Nasogastric tube 1000cc empty IV bag Waterproof tape Lubricant...

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