Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) is considered to be a safe approach in placing a catheter in the central line and use of ultrasound guidance is recommended to reduce risk to patients. This brand-new simulator is the one and only model which provides training in full procedural skills from the needle insertion, manipulation of the PICC, to placement of the distal tip in the SVC. Both basilic and cephalic veins are prepared for access to set different levels of challenges in cannulation. The ultrasoundable puncture site is replaceable. The movable shoulder allows for training in positioning of the arm to avoid possible malposition of the catheter. Anatomically correct bifurcation of the vein in the upper chest provides realistic resistance of its outer walls and enables simulations of complications such as malposition of the catheter into the jugular, the thoracodorsal or the subclavian vein. The simulator is ideal for hands-on training of residents, specialist nurses and radiographers.
It has the following features:
- Excellent image quality and visualization of the needle tip for ultrasound guided venous access
- Movable shoulder
- Provides training in a variety of procedures from needle insertion to catheter tip placement
- „Flash-back“ conrmation of successful venous access
- Ribs and right clavicle are included to determine length of the catheter as well as providing anatomical understanding of a correct PICC tip location.
- Anatomically correct bifurcation of vein
- Simulation of malposition of the cannula