The Chest Tube Manikin is designed specifically to teach the theory, anatomy, and skills needed to manage pre-hospital chest trauma, as well as ongoing chest tube maintenance.
This Pneumothorax Simulator allows medical personnel to practice proper needle insertion which enables built-up air pressure to escape the thorax. The model consists of a rigid toros with a simulated rib cage, covered with a foam liner and a lifelike soft vinyl skin.
It accepts needle thoracotomy in the second intercostal space in the midclavicular line, or the fifth intercostal space in the mid-axillary line.
The simulator can be punctured 75 to 100 times before replacement is necessary. The replaceable pleural space bladder (lung) has two compartments and is reversible allowing the usage of both sides.