Is it easy to use mock fluids with the chest drain simulator?
Yes. Reservoirs in the back of the chest model can be filled with water for use in simulations. At the end of the training session, any remaining fluids can be drained via the tubes in the back of the model
It’s important to note that the Advanced Chest Drain Pads need to be securely fitted between the torso and the rib frames. Monitor the area as you add liquid to the trainer, if you see any leaking, stop and tighten the retaining knobs or replace the pad as appropriate.
Download the Chest Drain & Needle Decompression Trainer User Guide for more details.
Can medical student use ultrasound devices during training scenarios?
Students will be able to practice ultrasound techniques when using the Advanced Chest Drain Pads, specifically the Seldinger technique.
Is this Chest Drain Trainer model able to simulate breathing?
Though the Chest Drain Trainers don’t have a functional airway system, you are able to simulate “fluid swing” during ultrasound procedures. This is done by using the blue pulse bulb to agitate the fluid inside the torso while performing a scan.
Can the Russell PneumoFix® be used in practice sessions on the Limbs & Things Chest Drain model?
Yes. The Russell PneumoFix® chest decompression device is compatible with our Chest mannikins, for the practice of tension pneumothorax and pleural effusion.