Clinical Skills Development Service

#HcSimWeek: Fellowship success with CSDS

Did you know that CSDS offers an Honorary Fellowship program? Paul Krohn, a CSDS Honorary Fellow, discovered during his research for the Simulation Fellowship Project that poorly applied moulage, or the lack of moulage use in simulations is associated with sub-optimal participant engagement and risks diluting meaningful learning for participants.

Paul proposed developing a short, skills-focused workshop to teach the discrete skill of designing and making a prosthetic silicone wound. This led to the development of Silicone Wounds and Prosthetics Workshop (SWAP-W).

The workshop is ideal for healthcare and simulation staff who are involved in preparing live actors and human patient simulators for immersive simulation events.

SWAP-W learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participant should be able to:

  • Prepare physical resources for making a silicone wound.
  • Demonstrate correct mixing and pouring technique for making wounds/injuries mould.
  • Demonstrate correct demoulding technique for wounds/injuries mould.
  • Demonstrate an effective technique for applying silicone appliances onto an actor.
  • Describe effective understanding of appropriate skincare, work, health and safety considerations when applying cosmetic special makeup effects onto an actor.
The first SWAP-W pilot is scheduled for the 23rd of November 2023. As there are limited spots available, we recommend booking as soon as possible. Register here! 
For questions about the CSDS Fellowship Program, please contact Tricia Pilotto on

Do you have ideas or requests for improving healthcare through training, collaboration and innovation? Reach out to the CSDS team via the CSDS Idea and Request Form.