Fake blood, gory injuries part of everyday routine at simulation center

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It’s not yet Halloween, but we still spotted some fake blood and gory injuries. 

It was just another day inside Carilion’s Center for Simulation, Research, and Patient Safety (CSRPS). The center opened in February and simulates medical scenarios for educational purposes.  

Moulage is the practice of applying fake injuries for medical training, and it’s often used at the center. 

“So the reason why we use moulage is because, number one, it helps to add to the realism of the situation. So for example, if our patient in the simulation is a burn victim, we can show that using the medical makeup, using the moulage,” says Dr. Sarah Henrickson Parker, senior director at CSRPS. 

The center has held simulation exercises for more than two thousand people since it opened. 

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