Carilion staff practice frightful wounds ahead of Halloween

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Carilion workers are busting out their putty and paints -- creating gruesome wounds just in time for Halloween.

It's called moulage, the art applying mock injuries through makeup, and staff uses the technique year-round.

It's usually used on actors or mannequins to give students a more realistic training experience.

"We want to create as real as possible so that they're able to translate that from the practice into the real world," simulated lab education facilitator Adam LaChappelle said.