Socially distanced clinical skills training: introducing MultiPad
Clinical skills training is Simulaids’ forte; if you need a task trainer or manikin to teach a skill, we have it, probably more than one.
Traditionally educators have been focussed on realism, which inevitably means task trainers and manikins are designed to replicate life-sized body parts. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant students can no longer access skills labs, therefore an alternative method of training is needed.
A little over two weeks ago Medicor Lab showed us concept drawings for the MultiPad. The idea was to bring essential clinical skills together in one portable multipurpose trainer. Medicor Lab specialises in designing and manufacturing clinical skills trainers featuring their hyper-realistic MedicSkin®. This expertise enabled them to take tried-and-tested products and modify them into two new MultiPads.
MultiPad 1 enables students to practise:
- Venepuncture landmarking and insertion
- Latex-free option available upon request
- Percutaneous injections
- subcutaneous injection
- intramuscular injection
- Sutures removal
- Staple removal
- Infection prevention and control
- Urinary catheter insertion
- Nasogastric (NG) tube insertion
- Wound care (linear wound)
- Deep wound care with tunnelling
- Tracheostomy care
MultiPad 2 enables students to practise:
- Genital Hygiene
- Simulation of urinary catheter insertion
- Rectal medication insertion
- Suture removal
- Staple removal
- Linear wound care
- Sinus wound care (pressure injury) for packing or wicking.
Samples are due to arrive in the UK in May
We’ll be looking for forward-thinking clinical skills trainers to review the product for us. Contact us if you’d like to be the first to test this innovation.
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