One of MCW’s distinguished ACP teaching physicians has developed a model that allows medical trainees to practice neuropathic foot ulcer debridement on a lifelike simulator. The model is comprised of a permanent base shaped as the plantar foot surface along with a replaceable callous ulcer cartridge that is highly realistic and can be cut and trimmed.
Neuropathic foot wounds, consisting of a dense callous with a deep ulcer, are common among diabetic patients. However, there are currently no simulation models for teaching foot wound debridement, leading to a significant lack of experience among wound care professionals. This novel foot model provides a highly realistic and multi-use tool for debridement education. The replaceable callous cartridge is specifically designed with multiple layers, beginning with a hard callous layer and giving way to softer layers as the trainee approaches viable tissue.
The foot training model would be an effective tool for use in the education of healthcare students as well as in continuing education settings for active practitioners.
Realistic texture and response to cutting
Differentially layered hardness mimics callous complexity
Easily replaceable callous cartridges
MCW Office of Technology Development: https://www.mcw.edu/departments/technology-development
Name: Landon Olp, PhD
Title: Licensing Manager
Phone: (414) 955-4884