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The Weighted Patient Care Manikin is designed to meet the needs of hospitals, nursing homes, and educational facilities in training primary patient care. Made of durable cast-vinyl over a steel cable frame, the lifesize manikin has fully articulated limbs and torso for flexibility. Offers training opportunities in patient handling and transfer, correct positioning in bed, wheelchair, on bedpan, commode, or other hospital equipment. Patient-sensitive bathing techniques and general hygiene procedures are facilitated by the manikin’s accurate, interchangeable male-female genitalia and smooth, washable surface. A removable wig permits shampooing. Vinyl skin easily accommodates wound moulages for teaching care of decubitis ulcers and realism in changing surgical dressings or practicing bandaging. This manikin is available in weights of 30 and 105 lbs. Three-year warranty.
Life/form® Geri and Keri are patient care manikins. Geri has an elderly appearance with skin wrinkles and folds while Keri has a non-age specific appearance. All features are the same.
• Complete Range of Motion
• Fully Functional
• Visually Realistic
•Patient Transfer Techniques
For auscultation training, the instructor selects from a menu of heart and lung conditions by wireless remote control. The manikin presents itself as a real patient without visible auscultation sites. The student must palpate to identify correct auscultation locations, and will hear different heart and lung sounds as the SmartScope™ is moved to different locations on the manikin. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE PRODUCT DETAILS
Eva is a lifelike female pelvis for developing diagnostic skills in gynecologic procedures through anatomical instruction, abdominal palpation and speculum instruction. Our manikin eases the way into clinical experience by allowing both the comprehensive, stress free introduction of gynecological examinations, and the more advanced tactile comparisons of pelvic pathologic conditions in the classroom setting. CLICK ON PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
Life/form® Enema Administration Simulator teaches enema procedures. Use it for group demonstrations and practice sessions of any size. Each student can realistically practice administering an enema using this lifelike model. The standard enema procedures can be performed using conventional enema apparatus – no special equipment is required. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
This dual-head stethoscope is designed especially for instruction purposes. Both teacher and student can monitor the heart sounds simultaneously. Bowles disk chest piece gives excellent amplification of heart and Korotkoff sounds. Dual head sets of chrome plated brass binaurals and “Y” tubing connector and extension tubing.
Designed as an instructional set. Includes a dual-head teaching stethoscope plus a popular aneroid sphygmomanometer. To be used for simultaneous listening by teacher and student or two students. Excellent device for assisting students in the detection of systolic and diastolic heart sounds.
No longer do medical instructors have to describe faint sounds to students with this quadruple output acoustic stem. With the MDF® Teaching Stethoscope, instructor and students listen to the same source of sound that offers multi-functional teaching applications and the necessary flexibility in all clinical and educational settings.
Life/form® simulators allow demonstration and practice in urinary catheterization without embarrassment or discomfort to the patient or the students. In addition, catheterization simulators are useful for anatomical identification and demonstration of perineal care. The realism of Nasco Life/form® Catheterization Simulators will help your students bridge the gap from classroom to bedside with ease and comfort. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
With the Life/form® Male Catheterization Simulator, catheterization can be practiced just as on a real patient. A lubricated catheter can be inserted in the urethral orifice, passed through the urethra, and into the bladder. When the bladder is successfully entered, artificial urine (water) will flow from the catheter. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
Designed to help introduce the essentials of ostomy care to patients and students, this unit is ideal for demonstration and practice for several procedures. The anatomy of both a colostomy and ileostomy are carefully reproduced to provide lifelike functions and appearance. Dilation of the stomas can be demonstrated and practiced, along with application of postoperative and permanent ostomy bags. The colostomy can actually be irrigated. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR DETAILS
A readily available patient with 14 surgical wounds including a Mid-Sternal Split with two simulated drains, a Sacral Decubitus Ulcer – Stage 2, and a Leg Amputation Stump. The skin has also been reformulated so it is drier, allowing the bandages to adhere better. Wound closures feature surgical staples for the Mid-Sternal Split, Thoracotomy, Nephrectomy, Laparotomy, Abdominal Hysterectomy, and Amputation Stump. Staples and sutures cannot be removed. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
The Life/form® Interactive Suture Trainer offers students a true-to-life clinical simulation experience. The trainer attaches easily to a person's or manikin's arm, leg, or hip, allowing practice of suturing techniques in addition to essential communication and patient interaction skills. This convenient, cost-effective kit offers practice at all skill levels, including tying knots, placement of staples, and suturing both superficial and deep wounds. By making their own incisions, the instructor or student is able to determine the depth of suturing and the proper technique to be used. Wounds automatically open when cut. Includes suture pad, attachable pad base with straps, needle holder, suture scissors, tissue forceps, scalpel, soft carrying case, nylon suture, instrument case, and instruction manual. Pad in base measures 7 in. L x 3 in. W x 4 in. D. Five-year warranty.
Made with a soft vinyl skin over a core of stitchable foam to provide a lifelike suturing experience
Realistic skin texture with wrinkles, pores, and visible fingerprints
Soft and pliable for easy sewing
Provides 3 pre-existing wounds
Cut for additional wounds
Trainers provide hundreds of suturing experiences before wearing out
An inexpensive kit that offers practicing sutures at all levels. Suitable for students who need to learn or healthcare professionals who want to perfect the different types and techniques of sutures and other skills needed for wound closure. The instructor or student will have the ability to make incisions and determine the depth of suturing and the technique to be used. Practice and demonstrate tying knots, stapling and placement of staples, use of surgical glue, suturing deep tissue (placement and closure), and suturing subcutaneous tissue (placement and closure). Features epidermis, dermis, fascia, fat, and muscle layers. The skin will allow placement and closure of superficial sutures. Includes suture pad, tray to hold pad (not shown), durable carry case, needle holder, suture scissors, tissue forceps, scalpel, nylon suture, and small carry case to hold the instruments. Pad measures 6 in. L x 4 in. W x 1-1/2 in. D. Five-year warranty.
Take your suture skills practice to a new level! The soft, flexible three-layer skin opens realistically when incised, yet is highly resistant to tearing - sutures won't cut through even when pulled tight. Skin pad can be sutured hundreds of times. Includes easy-to-change specialty inserts for deep dermal suturing, tendon repair, and purse-string suture - challenging procedures that require a high degree of precision. Compact, portable and completely washable. Includes base, one skin pad, four non-latex bands, one muscle block, one deep dermal insert, one tendon block, one tendon, one purse-string insert, suture kit, and carry bag.
The Life/form® Spinal Injection Simulator is a valuable training and teaching aid allowing realistic demonstration and practice of all spinal injections. Spinal injection techniques include spinal anesthesia, spinal tap, epidural analgesia, caudal analgesia, sacral nerve block, and lumbar sympathetic block. Excellent simulation qualities, in addition to an easy-to-change vertebral column and replaceable skin, make this Life/form® product the very best available CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
The Prostate Examination Simulator is an indispensable model for both students and professionals. Instructors have the ability to teach techniques of prostate examination with no harm or embarrassment to real patients. Now every student can learn to detect beginning stages of prostate cancer and increase chances of patient survival. Four separate prostate glands are supplied with the torso, representing one benign gland and three stages of prostatic carcinoma in varying degrees of development CLICK PRODSUCT IMAGE FOR DETAILS
Life/form® Diagnostic and Procedural Ear Trainer
Now with one exciting new trainer, students, residents and practicing physicians can master the skills needed to examine the human ear using visual cues, correctly diagnose common diseases, clean the ear canal, remove a foreign body, and perform a myringotomy with ear tube insertion. The Life/form® Diagnostic and Procedural Ear Trainer is anatomically correct. Lifelike right and left ears teach diagnostic and procedural techniques and are removable for easy maintenance and storage. For the ultimate in realism, the middle ear can be filled with various fluids. Click Image for more details
This trainer emits the real-life recorded voice, lung, and heart sounds of a 4-year-old. The trainer operates from a wireless remote that has a simple turn-and-select method of choosing the sounds you wish to emulate and at what rate. The sounds are delivered to 10 lung and one heart speaker locations that can be auscultated with any stethoscope. This limits the special equipment that your students need and reduces costs. The trainer also has available a speaker jack through which you may broadcast the sounds being generated, so that the entire class can hear the same sounds. This makes it possible to utilize the trainer as a testing device for the entire class at once. The unit comes with a power cord, user reference, and carry case. No assembly of manikin or installation of programming is required. Includes power cord, user reference and carry case. One-year warranty.
The Life/form® Infant Ausculation Trainer simulates heart, bowel, and lung conditions selected by the instructor by wireless remote control. The student must palpate to identify the correct auscultation sites and will hear different heart, bowel, and lung sounds as the SmartScope™ is moved from site to site. The trainer duplicates human infant conditions as closely as electronic technology allows - it’s almost the real thing. Care and treatment should be the same as with a patient. Features one heart, one bowel, and two lung sites on the anterior surface, and two lung sites on the posterior surface
Now there is an even better way to teach and learn auscultation skills! Included with the Life/form® Auscultation Trainer and SmartScope™ (LF01142U), the Auscultation Practice Board guides students through the transition from anatomical drawings to a three-dimensional torso. Using the same technology as the Auscultation Trainer, the Anterior Auscultation Practice Board (LF01190U) will cause the SmartScope™ to emit various sounds dependent on the location of the stethoscope. Amplifier/Speaker System included (LF01189U). 5 year warranty
This is an anatomically correct pelvic model with full term newborn and placenta to give your trainees realistic practice in multiple techniques, and to learn the procedure for emergency childbirth. It comes with disposable umbilical cords, clamps, easily replaceable spare vulva, powder to make simulated blood, a modular pregnant belly overlay, and a clear abdominal overlay... CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
Lucy Maternal and Neonatal Birthing Simulator is a simulation system designed to present the complex needs of a growing demographic with unique health and physical challenges. Creating a new level of physical realism will allow a near-human connection and enhance the immersion in training. Designed to provide a comprehensive and economical birthing experience from prenatal to postnatal delivery scenarios. This anatomically accurate birthing simulator allows students to experience realistic normal and abnormal deliveries. The quality and simple design make Lucy easy to use and care for while teaching patient techniques for all levels of educator training. click image for more details
SMART MOM, an obstetrical trainer focused on the two primary challenges in OB deliveries, Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) and Shoulder Dystocia, also exhibits a wide range of other birthing irregularities. Extensive Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) programming ensures a broad exposure to variations in wave forms to test your practitioners’ knowledge and team leadership skills in handling patient treatment modalities.
The handheld iPad®* unit controls the birthing position and rotation of the fetus, descent speed, vaginal bleeding, amniotic fluid, meconium, and the mother’s physiological condition in an easy-to-use application. Scenarios are included with the packages and an available library of scenarios makes physiologic changes to treatments simple and quick.
Approximately 12%% or 1 out of every 8 newborns arrive prematurely
Delivery of an extremely low birth weight infant (≤1,000 g) remains to be an extreme medical emergency, requiring specialized techniques and equipment
Simulates a 25-week neonate - the smallest, most realistically proportioned pre-term infant available
Entirely flexible and offers training opportunities for a number of commonly performed procedures
In the tradition of Life/form® products, the Arterial Puncture Arm features the realism of appearance and performance necessary to provide realistic practice for trainees. Easy to set up and use, this valuable training aid is ideal for practice and demonstration in drawing arterial blood samples for monitoring blood gases. With this unique arm, students can actually identify puncture locations through palpation of the pulse at either the radial or brachial sites ... CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
Life/form® Venipuncture and Injection Training Arms are the ideal way to teach venipuncture and injection techniques including starting IVs and introducing Over the Needle IV catheters. This simulator ends your problem of finding willing volunteers, and helps to avoid patient injury and liability while the students are learning new procedures. Realism begins with fine detail - right down to the fingerprints. But most important is the realistic feeling of puncture through the vinyl skin and latex veins. The skin actually rolls as you palpate the vein and the characteristic pop can be felt as the needle penetrates the vein. Veins are accessible at the antecubital fossa, along the forearm, and at the back of the hand, making it possible to practice venipuncture at any of the common sites. Practice of intramuscular injection is equally realistic. A foam pad simulates muscle tissue, and the boundaries are identified by natural bonelike landmarks.
An economical venipuncture and injection demonstration arm constructed of soft material with lifelike veins in the skin surface that are visible and palpable. No internal tubing exists, but the skin can be punctured repeatedly. No blood to set up, no mess to clean up, and no leaking. May be used in venipuncture practice when fluid return is not essential, and is suitable for allied IV demonstrations and practice (flexion, cleaning, taping). Intramuscular injections can be practiced in the deltoid region. The skin and underlying foam may be cut for suturing practice. This lightweight practice arm provides a more lifelike feel than heavier models on the market, and makes it easier to transport for demonstrations. Inexpensive enough so that each student can have their own arm. NOTE: It is recommended that no fluids be injected into this arm. Size: 32 in. x 7 in. x 7 in. Five-year warranty.
This revolutionary training arm provides complete venous access for IV therapy and phlebotomy, plus sites for intramuscular and intradermal injections. An extensive 8-line vascular system allows students to practice venipuncture at all primary and secondary locations, including starting IVs and introducing Over the Needle IV Catheters. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
A complete set of IV arm simulators for blood collections, intravenous injection, and infusion. The arms are designed to allow training in real clinical settings, with delicate needle-tip resistance and ᰴflashback confirmation. Simulators feature soft material with realistic tactile feeling and offer true-to-life needle-tip resistance. The circulation pump offers leak-free connections with easy setup and maintenance. Comes complete with the Life/form® Adult Injectable Training Arm (LF00698U), Life/form® Pediatric Arm (LF00958U), Life/form® Infant IV Arm (LF03637U), three pint bottles with simulated blood powder, six fluid supply bags, three 3 cc syringes, two butterfly sets, two 22-gauge needles, six white towelettes, four clamps, 12 cc luer lock syringe, 25-gauge infusion set, IV arm circulation pump, power adapter, battery power adapter, tubing assembly, pump tube replacement, and tubing adapters.
These training aids were designed for practice in giving lVs. They permit detailed exercises in venipuncture so that the technique can be mastered on a realistic model before actually administering to patients. The students can palpate the arm and hand, which are made of supple, resilient plastic with a human feel. The vein is located, the needle introduced, and blood is withdrawn or fluid injected. The models can be used repeatedly. Comes complete with blood powder and carrying trays. No needle included. Three-year warranty. Contact us for quote on arm or hand separately
The economical Life/form® Portable IV Training Arm and Hand combine realism, fine detail, and lightweight convenience in a single trainer. These self-contained trainers are packaged in a plastic case that can be converted into a work station. Trainers include everything you will need to begin training and practicing IV skills. The Life/form® Portable IV Training Arm and Hand Trainers are constructed of soft material with life-like veins in the skin surface that are visible and palpable. Veins are accessible at the antecubital fossa, along the forearm, the back of the hand, and thumb veins, making it possible to practice venipuncture at any of the common sites. When puncturing through the vinyl skin and veins, the skin will actually roll as you palpate the veins and the characteristic pop can be felt as the needle penetrates the vein.
The ideal simulator for advanced IV training! Now, for the first time, Life/form® realism is available in an injectable hand simulator. The dorsal surface of the incredibly realistic hand includes injectable metacarpal, digital, and thumb veins. The soft, flexible fingers are molded separately with extreme attention to detail… right down to the fingerprints! Students have the opportunity to develop important manipulation skills provided by the flexion of the wrist. The skin rolls as you palpate the veins, and you'll feel the characteristic pop when the vein is entered. The simulated veins and skin are completely replaceable, allowing you to keep your Advanced IV Hand working and looking like new. Under normal use, hundreds of injections may be performed before the veins or skin need to be replaced. Comes in storage box. Includes one pint simulated blood, 2 IV bags, butterfly set, 3 cc syringe, 12 cc syringe, and 22 gauge needle. Fluid supply stand not included. Five-year warranty.
Developed from a live cast, this arm is unique to the industry. Its properties include veins that roll away or disappear as you attempt to catheterize the vessel and a specially developed skin. Ideal for training anyone who works with the aged. Includes blood powder, IV bag, and carry bag. 35 in. x 13 in. x 9 in.. Three-year warranty.
In circumstances where the vascular system of the upper extremities is inaccessible, the veins of the foot or lower leg can be used to gain access. The Life/form® Adult IV Foot has been developed to assist with the techniques and skills of starting an IV in emergent situations. The foot is mounted on a sturdy stand, is extended and easily rotated. The long saphenous vein, short saphenous vein, and dorsal venous arch can be palpated. When the vein is located and the needle is inserted, blood may be withdrawn or fluid infused. The realistic skin and veins are completely replaceable. The Life/form® Adult IV Foot includes a 3 cc syringe with needle, 12 cc syringe with needle, 22-gauge needle, small white towels, infusion butterfly set, IV bags with clamps, lubricant, foot stand, foam foot support, simulated blood, and instruction manual. Fluid supply stand not included. Five-year warranty.
Invaluable tool for demonstrating and practicing infusions and injections in the temporal and jugular veins of a newborn to twelve-month-old infant.
Functional head is realistically modeled to represent a six-month-old infant.
A special, extremely thin, synthetic skin, and rubber tubing with appropriately small lumen and thin walls. The cephalic and basilic vein are accessible, as well as the dorsal venous arch on the hand. Comes with two IV bags with clamps, one pint Life/form® blood, and winged infusion set. Fluid supply stand not included. Five-year warranty. Size: 8 in. x 5 in. x 5 in.
A special, extremely thin, synthetic skin is paired with rubber tubing featuring a small lumen and thin walls. The greater and lesser saphenous veins are accessible, as well as the dorsal venous arch on the foot. Comes with two IV bags with clamps, one pint Life/form® blood, one 3 cc syringe, one 22-gauge needle, and winged infusion set. Fluid stand not included. Five-year warranty.
Here is the perfect volunteer for training your beginning health care students to administer intramuscular injections. Always available for class demonstrations or practice by groups of 1 to 30, the Life/form® Intramuscular Injection Simulator offers both visual and tactile learning. A simulated bony structure is embedded in the torso and represents the superior end of the femur, or greater trochanter, the posterior superior and anterior superior iliac spines, and the sacrum. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
Now your students can practice intradermal injections safely and conveniently with the Life/form® Intradermal Injection Simulator. The unit consists of a casting molded from a real forearm from the wrist to just below the elbow. New Life/form® soft vinyl skin provides realistic feel and appearance to ensure a realistic training experience. CLICK PRODUCT IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
In the tradition of Life/form® products, the Arterial Puncture Arm features the realism of appearance and performance necessary to provide realistic practice for trainees. Easy to set up and use, this valuable training aid is ideal for practice and demonstration in drawing arterial blood samples for monitoring blood gases. With this unique arm, students can actually identify puncture locations through palpation of the pulse at either the radial or brachial sites. Realistic arterial pressure produces a realistic backflow of blood in the syringe, confirming proper needle location in the artery. Periodic use of the tubing sealant provided will extend the life of each Skin/Artery Kit. The arm has one artery tubing section installed. Included are: two 3 cc syringes with needles, fluid supply bag, two replacement sections of artery, one pint Life/form® arterial blood, tubing sealant, instruction manual, and soft carry case. Fluid supply stand not included. Cannot place arterial lines. Five-year warranty. Size: 28 in. x 13 in. x 5 in.
Designed for learning and practicing CVC techniques, the Central Venous Cannulation Simulator is directed to the emergency medical field. ACLS and ATLS participants will find this simulator to be the ideal trainer. Anatomically accurate, palpation is exactly the same as on a patient. The sternal notch, sternocleidomastoid, clavicle, and other supporting features make this simulator a pleasure to work with. Internal features include a replaceable muscle and bone section, subclavian, internal jugular, external jugular, and carotid. Use of a Swan-Ganz catheter is possible and changing of the internal tubing is extremely easy. The neck of the simulator is positioned to the left, making landmark identity quite easy visually. The sternal notch sinks 1-1.5 cm when palpated. All external and internal landmarks correlate to a live patient. Modified to meet ATLS and ACLS standards, this simulator has proven itself in the emergency medical field. The consultant for this project was Forrest M. Gridley, M.A., P.A.-C. Includes fluid supply bags, replaceable skin, needles, one quart of Life/form® blood, and instruction guide in a hard carry case. Fluid supply stand not included. Five-year warranty. Size: 20 in. x 17 in. x 10 in.
In the tradition of Life/form® products, the Hemodialysis Practice Arm features the realistic appearance and performance necessary to provide ideal practice for trainees or patients. This valuable training aid is easy to set up and use to demonstrate preparing the patient's arm for hemodialysis. An established fistula is accessible and the system can be pressurized with artificial blood so that there is an actual flashback when a needle is introduced. The artificial blood approximates the pale shades usually common in dialysis patients. Easily maintained, this simulator is designed with replaceable skin and vascular system. Complete with one pint Life/form® venous blood, one pint Life/form® arterial blood, two fluid supply bags, instruction booklet, and soft carry case. Five-year warranty.
For Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Designed to introduce patients, students, and nurses to the essentials of CAPD procedures and care. The realistic Life/form® torso offers a realistic method to demonstrate and practice peritoneal dialysis. Success with CAPD is dependent on the patient's following dialysis procedures with extreme care. This Life/form® simulator gives the patient an opportunity to gain the confidence necessary for prolonged success with CAPD. Complete with indwelling Tenckhoff catheter in a hard carry case. Dialysis materials not included. Five-year warranty.
Nasco is pleased to offer the ultimate in suture practice! This appealing trainer will build essential techniques in the repair of almost any laceration to the face and scalp. Great for practice in draping and bedside skills as well. The soft, lifelike skin can be cut and sutured hundreds of times, then simply replaced over the permanent core and base. Completely washable and nontoxic. The trainer comes with scalpel, forceps, needle holder and scissors in a soft case, one nylon suture, simulated blood, and baby powder. Five-year warranty.