Pitting Edema (Strap On Type)
Kyoto Kagaku’s Pitting Edema Strap On Simulator is comprised of five variations of pitting edema pads. Graded from Normal to +4, it offers different resistances, depths of indentations, and length of time to rebound.
Trainers can be applied to the lower leg of a simulated patient or manikin for a true to life training experience. The pad grading is based on “Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 7th Edition”.
Does the Pitting Edema trainer support accurate palpation practice when used on a simulated patient?
Yes, pads come with an acrylic board to support them against a patient’s leg. This lets medical students palpate the skin’s surface, using the board as a representation of the underlying bone. It also ensures that any examination is repeatable, and not affected by underlying conditions of the manikin or simulated patient.
Can the pitting edema training pads give a realistic representation of the different levels of pitting?
Yes, the graded edema pads are made of a soft resin that reacts to pressure to mimic four grades of pitting edema
- Grade +1, 2mm depression (typically rebounds immediately)
- Grade +2, 4mm depression (typically rebounds in 15 seconds or less)
- Grade +3, 6mm depression (typically rebounds in 60 seconds)
- Grade +4, 8mm depression (typically rebounds in around 2 minutes)