The Avkin team is thrilled to announce that we have extended our product line to include diverse skin tones! We now offer our Avtrach and Avcath in light, medium, and dark skin tones. By pairing the Avtrach with a diverse "patient", the opportunities for learning through simulation are endless. A study done by Forunda, Baptiste, and Ockimey (2017) reported that after evaluating all of the marketing material at an international simulation conference, 96% of the products represented were Caucasian or light skin toned. At Avkin, we recognize the importance of these learning experiences and have worked diligently to integrate an array of skin tone options.
To request more information on these new options, please contact a solutions consultant.
Foronda, C. L., Baptiste, D.-L., & Ockimey, J. (2017). As simple as black and white: The presence of racial diversity in simulation product advertisements. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(1), 24-27.