By Alaina Herrington and Julie Poore
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the word fidelity and whether we should even use it to describe simulation modalities. To some the word is synonymous with a high level of technology, while others – like us – equate fidelity to the degree with which a simulation mimics reality. For example, if the student’s objective is to complete postmortem care, a low-fidelity simulator with moulage could create a high-fidelity simulation. Setting the stage requires the simulation expert to provide the maximum degree of authenticity, but how can one achieve realism on a low budget?
The HomeGrown Solution website has several inexpensive examples. Following are some of our favorite Homegrown solutions.
- Leg Wound