Catheterization is one of the basic skills all nursing students must learn, and to learn the techniques, they must practice. Any patient volunteers? Not likely! But the Life/form® simulator allows demonstration and practice in urinary catheterization without embarrassment or discomfort to the patient or the students. In addition, the catheterization simulator is useful for anatomical identification and demonstration of perineal care. The realism of Nasco’s Life/form® Male & Female Catheterization Simulators will help your students bridge the gap from the classroom to the bedside with ease and comfort.
With the Life/form® Male Catheterization Simulator, catheterization can be practiced just as on a real patient. A lubricated catheter can be inserted into 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.
The student will feel the normal restrictions caused by the mucosal folds, bulbous urethra, and the internal urethral sphincter, just prior to entrance into the bladder. The experience teaches proper positioning and movement of the penis to allow the catheter to pass easily with a minimum of discomfort to the patient. Includes a hard carrying case, lubricant, catheter, and teaching guide. Five-year warranty. Carton size: 17" x 12" x 10".
The Life/form® Female Catheterization Simulator is constructed with a bladder reservoir, patient urethra, and a valve simulating the internal urethral sphincter. The normal feeling of resistance and pressure will be experienced as a catheter is passed through the urethra, past the sphincter, and into the bladder. When the catheter enters the bladder, artificial urine (water) will flow from the catheter just as in a real patient, and the cuff must be completely deflated before the catheter is removed.
This simulator is the torso of a middle-aged woman with thighs abducted for proper position during catheterization. The external genitalia and perineum are molded in lifelike form. The labia minora can be spread apart naturally to reveal the clitoris, urethral opening, and vaginal introitus. Includes a hard carrying case, lubricant, catheter, and teaching guide. Five-year warranty. Carton size: 24" x 16" x 13".
*NOTE: A Foley catheter can be used if extreme care is taken to inflate the cuff only when it is in the proper position. Just as in a real patient, the cuff must be completely deflated before the catheter is removed. Improper use of a Foley can result in damage to the simulator, just as when using a Foley catheter with a real patient.