Hand-made task trainers
Hamad Medical Corporation
We built a mobile pediatric simulation (MPS) team in 2016. Due to the mobile nature of the MPS, we move overseas to do our pediatric simulation workshops using manikins of medium fidelity (but not high fidelity). We also have SPs and a few task trainers. (A common problem with task trainers are shipping or traveling with strange equipment on the flights.) We invented and hand-made three commonly required task trainers— lumbar puncture, chest tube insertion and umbilical catheterization for newborns—using very basic materials but with high fidelity, and learners are enjoying using them. We are now working on two other hand-made task trainers and are interested in sharing that, too.