Chester Chest™
Utilizes three of the most commonly used long-term vascular access routes:

  • Implanted vascular access devices
  • External central catheters
  • Peripherally placed central catheters

Access routes allow opportunity to practice blood withdrawal, heparinization, and fluid infusion. Chester Chest™ is a unique teaching tool that enables clinicians and others to develop total competence with three of the most common types of long-term vascular access routes within one simple, compact, and portable training aid. Physicians, nurses, home health staff, patients, and support persons find Chester Chest™ the most efficient, timesaving, visual, and true-to-life aid in the teaching of implantable vascular access devices, external central catheters, and peripherally placed central catheters.

This lifelike model of a human torso, including a detachable right arm, is the only teaching aid offering a tactile sensation that is dramatically realistic when palpating the location of an implanted vascular access device. This is achieved through a unique tissue-like material duplicating the feel of human tissue. Chester Chest™ can be used in either an upright or supine position. Each unit is provided with a prepositioned surgically placed central catheter and peripherally placed central catheter. The distal ends of each catheter are attached to “blood” reservoir bags. Tubing and connector for easy attachment to your implantable vascular access device are already in place. The external jugular vein is slightly raised with an opening for your catheter placement, permitting the practicing of dressing techniques.

Implanted Vascular Access Devices
The left chest area is a five-piece unit consisting of:

  • A rigid underlying surface with discernable, molded ribs. Provides interchange ability of Difficult Accessing Inserts.

  • Difficult Accessing Insert #420-A base on which the vascular access device is placed, which when accessed through the overlying tissue flap, simulates the feel of a wandering or shifting device.

  • Difficult Accessing Insert #430-A base on which the vascular access device is placed, which when accessed through the overlying tissue flap, simulates the feel of a tilting or tipping device.

  • Difficult Accessing Insert #440-A tissue flap, which when used in conjunction with the #420 insert and placed over the accessing device, simulates a deeply placed device when accessed through the outer tissue flap.

  • Outer Tissue Flap #405-A specially formulated tissue equivalent material duplicating the weight, resilience, and feel of human tissue. The skin actually moves as you palpate. Will maintain its integrity even after numerous needle insertions into the underlying device.

External Central Catheter
The right chest area is provided with a prepositioned, surgically placed central catheter. The subcutaneous tunnel is visible up to and just over the clavicle. The Dacron cuff is also discernable. The catheter’s distal end is preattached to a “blood” reservoir bag enabling the clinician to demonstrate blood withdrawals, heparinization, and infusion techniques. The area around the catheter exit site can be used to practice site care and maintenance. This feature offers the unique opportunity for new staff, patients, and support persons to have supervised, hands-on participation in a simulated realistic situation.

Peripherally Placed Central Catheter
A peripherally placed central catheter is prepositioned in the detachable right arm. The arm is in a rotated and extended position, enabling easy access. Both the cephalic and basilic veins are slightly raised for easy identification, with the long arm catheter exiting from the basilic vein. The catheter is preattached to a “blood” reservoir bag contained within the arm, which
allows blood withdrawal, heparinization, and fluid infusion while attached or separated from the chest. Like the external catheter, the area around the catheter exit site is used topractice catheter care and maintenance. Routine accessing can be practiced over the nonrecessed rib area. A blood reservoir bag, tubing, and connector are in place for easy attachment of your implantable vascular access device. The artificial blood provides confirmation of proper needle location when “blood” is aspirated — just like the real thing! Heparinization and fluid infusion can be practiced using the secondary reservoir bag. The area over the accessed device is ideal for practicing dressing and securing techniques.

Chester Chest™
Complete unit consisting of a life-size torso with detachable right arm; outer tissue flap; three Difficult Accessing Inserts; surgically placed central catheter, prepositioned and preattached to “blood” reservoir bag; “blood” supply; and user’s information guide. Carrying case is not included. Implanted port included. Six-month limited warranty.

Chester Chest™
Sh. wt. 10.50 lbs.
SB18636 - $753.00

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