Careful attention to detail is incorporated into this pseudo-patient. Available and cooperative, suctioning techniques, proper cuff inflation, dressing changes, and other techniques can be practiced and critiqued.
The simulator replicates an adult male containing oral and nasal passages and all appropriate anatomy - pharynx, epiglottis, trachea, esophagus, stoma, cricoid cartilage, and representative cervical vertebrae.
The chest area contains left and right bronchi and the bronchial tree. The esophagus "dead ends" 2" below the trachea opening. The side of the neck and chest area over the bronchial tree allow viewing of the suction and trachea tube.
Features of the Life/form® Tracheostomy Care Simulator:
- Cuff Inflation
- Dressing Changes
- Visual Landmarks
- Visual Verification of Bronchial Location