Life/form® Male Catheterization Simulator
These male and female catheterization trainers are designed for teaching procedures for sterile technique, insertion maneuvers, and external securing procedures. The trainers can be used for teaching anatomy and sterile cleansing techniques before, during, and after insertion. The use of straight catheters is recommended to prevent leakage around the catheter. With the Life/form® Male Catheterization Simulator, catheterization can be practiced just as on a real patient. A lubricated catheter can be inserted in 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. 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. Includes a hard carry case, lubricant, catheter, and teaching guide. Five-year warranty. Carton size: 17" x 12" x 10". Ship weight 12 lbs.