MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) is an innovative high fidelity simulation technique which involves the use of silicone props, including masks, torsos, hands and feet. The props are worn over the informed educator to mask them. The hidden educator then transforms into a character/person with a history/story which is relevant to the learning experience. The character serves as a platform for teaching. KRS stands for knowledgeable, realistic and spontaneous simulation.
The MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) includes:
- Preparation of educators as to the MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) approach
- Preparation of educators to implement MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation)
- Guidance for the development and creation of characters that bring MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) to life
- Guidance and direction for integration into curricula
- The provision of silicone props for use and the care
Kerry Reid-Searl developed MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) while teaching undergraduate nursing students at CQUniversity Rockhampton, Queensland. The MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation) educational approach has applications in many fields besides nursing, and in many contexts in addition to tertiary education.