Chester Chest™ Vascular Access Simulator With Port Access Arm
Chester Chest™ has been an industry standard since 1986 for the teaching of central line care. The right chest area of Chester Chest™ has a 9.6Fr tunneled central catheter that is visible up to the clavicle. The Dacron cuff on this catheter is also discernable. The external jugular vein is slightly raised with an opening to attach your own triple lumen catheter and there is also an opening in the upper chest area for placement of a subclavian catheter. These optional catheters are available from VATA, or if you prefer, you can send us the catheters your institution uses and we will install them at no charge.
Included with this model is a real port that makes it possible to simulate accessing the following IVAD placements: normal, “tipping”, “wandering”, or deeply placed in the left chest area. Successful access is confirmed by a blood return. Fluid can be infused and blood withdrawn from all the lines.