Can any sized catheter be used with the catheterization simulators?
The Limbs & Things simulators have been optimised for use with a size 14 Foley Catheter, but they’re also compatible with size 12-18 catheters, however this may affect performance and life of the trainer
Is it possible to check the positioning of the catheter once it has been inserted?
Yes. All the catheterization modules have clear sided cases that hold the internal structure and bladder reservoir. During the procedure this is hidden from the trainees in the unit’s shell, removing the module will allow you to see if the catheter placement is correct and whether the balloon has fully inflated.
Can trainees practice ultrasound suprapubic catheter insertion on a male module?
Our Suprapubic Catheterization simulator is only available with female anatomy.
Limbs & Things gathered feedback from evaluators involved in the development stages of the suprapubic module. Their response was that the process is the same for both male and female patients when inserting a catheter in this region. The decision was made to only produce one version of this module, keeping the on-going running costs of the catheterization range down.