Welcome to MASK-ED™ (KRS simulation)
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.
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.
Professor Kerry Reid-Searl's significant service to nurse education has been recognised as part of the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List: From humble beginnings to Order of Australia, our 'masked educator' grateful for recognition