Chester Chest™ has been an industry standard since it was developed by VATA in 1986 for the teaching of central line care. The right chest area of the Chester Chest™ model 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 a triple lumen catheter. There is also an opening in the upper chest area for placement of a subclavian catheter.
Simulate accessing the following IVAD placements in this medical simulation model: “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 Fluid can be infused and “blood” withdrawn from all the lines
Chester Chest’s™ Port Access Arm has a dual 5Fr PICC exiting the basilic vein from the inner bicep area and a pre-positioned 20g IV catheter in the forearm. And proximal to the PICC insertion site is recessed area for the placement of an optional peripheral IVAD (optional port shown but not included - see part 0417 to order). The base of this recessed area for the optional peripheral IVAD is made of a soft material that permits the IVAD to “float” when palpated and accessed.
Chester Chest™ is a great tool for teaching, competency testing, skills assessment, fluid infusion, “blood” withdrawal and dressing securement techniques associated with central access devices.