Identification of the Problem
Peripheral or site edema can be difficult to replicate for physical assessment on a simulator. Simulation accessories are available in the form of obesity suits and peripheral edema leggings, but the cost of these items prohibit purchase for some simulation centers. As a solution to this issue, simulation faculty created a durable, low cost solution to replicate peripheral or site edema which can be re-used in multiple scenarios for various levels of learners. For example, this solution can be used on adult or child simulators in various scenarios at multiple learner levels to represent edema of a surgical site, peripheral edema resulting from heart failure, edema from an allergic reaction, etc.