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Part-task Physical Trainers

Simulation Modalities - Part-task Physical Trainers

For many purposes, especially for learning particular tasks and skills, it is only necessary to replicate specific portions of the patient or task. Part-task physical trainers provide just the key elements of the procedure or skill being learned. While they cannot fully replicate performing the task on real patients, they do allow learners to acquire the basic skills needed to then be taught the finer points of doing the procedures under supervision on actual human beings.

Simulation Modalities - Part-task Physical TrainersMany kinds of part task trainers are used. In some cases basic elements of a task can first be practiced on household objects or food. Many a student has first learned how to do an injection by practicing on an orange, and residents in anesthesiology may learn to do epidurals (e.g. for relief of pain during labor and childbirth) using a watermelon! For other procedures, more advanced physical trainers that better replicate aspects of human beings are needed. Hybrid programs that combine a part-task physical trainer with a live standardized patient actor are also becoming increasingly common. Forexample, part-task trainers for suturing of deep cuts or lacerations consist of a pad of a special soft plastic material with a cut in the surface. Such a pad can be strapped on the arm of an SP actor, and then draped with appropriate clinical draping material. The student not only has to perform theelements of sewing up the wound, but, as in real life, has to do so while conversing with the patient and attending to his/her needs.

The following is a list of the task trainers currently available for reservation in the Immersive Learning Center at Stanford:


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AIRWAY TRAINERS

Airway Management Trainer - The Laerdal Airway Management Trainer's lifelike upper torso and head simulates real-world complications when practicing a variety of intubation, ventilation, and suction techniques.

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Infant AirwayInfant Airway Management Trainer - Realistic anatomy of a three-month-old infant for teaching and practicing basic and advanced airway management skills.

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Airway Management LarryAirway Management Larry - The Life/form® Airway Management Trainer simulates non-anesthetized patients for practicing intubation, ventilation, and suction techniques. Realistic anatomy and landmarks, including teeth, tongue, oral and nasopharynx, larynx, epiglottis, arytenoids, false cords, true vocal cords, trachea, lungs, esophagus, and stomach.

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AirSim Bronchi - Provides training in diagnostic bronchoscopy, lung isolation techniques, lung suctioning techniques, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, use of single and double lumen tubes and bronchial blockers, and bronchial stent insertion. This AirSim product comes with nasal passage, chin, needle access for PDT, and breakout incisor teeth.

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AirSim MultiAirSim Advance - AirSim represents the ultimate realistic airway simulator available to prepare trainees with the skills needed for all critical airway management procedures. The addition of a 'real-feel' skin covering provides a more realistic bag mask ventilation training experience. AirSim Advance features an improved neck design allowing for accurate articulation.

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AirSim MultiAirSim Advance Bronchi- The AirSim Advance Bronchi is the next generation Bronchi to the AirSim family, providing anatomically correct detail down to the fourth generation bronchi together with the addition of our ‘real feel’ skin covering. This model combines together the skin covering of the AirSim Advance with all the combined features of the AirSim Bronchi to provide a true, anatomically correct and visually accurate trainer for bronchoscopy techniques.

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AirSim MultiAirSim Advance Crico- The AirSim Advance Crico combines all the standard features of the Advance range with the addition of a simulated cricoid cartilage to facilitate training in both needle and surgical Cricothyroidotomy procedures. The AirSim Advance Crico is the solution for delivery of effective emergency Cricothyroidotomy training and a comprehensive range of airway management procedures.

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Cricothyrotomy SimCricothyrotomy Simulator- Palpable landmarks include the cricoid and thyroid cartilage (adult or peds). The prominentia laryngea is prominent on the hyperextended neck. The “trachea” in this simulator is replaceable as the “airway” passes completely through from top to bottom. Allows checking stylet and obturator placement once the “stab” has been made. Ties can be used to hold the obturator in a secure position.

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NG Tube and Trach Trainer- Head features anatomical landmarks, trachea, esophagus, simulated lungs and stomach Lungs and stomach may be filled with fluid.

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VASCULAR ACCESS TRAINERS

CentraLineManCentral Line Trainer, Simulab (CentraLineMan) - Hands-on, ultrasound-guided central venous access training with anatomically correct human torso with landmarks. Differentiates between arterial and venous blood to show positive or negative results. Self-sealing veins and skin for multiple cannulation. Replaceable tissue sets allow for multiple uses. Arterial pulse and proper landmarks.

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CVC Insertion SimCentral Line Trainer, Kyoto (CVC Insertion Simulator w/Torso) - Ultrasound-guided CVC trainer allows for axillary vein approach as well as internal jugular vein approach. Training block to acquire basics of ultrasound-guided puncture.

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CVC Insertion SimCentral Line Trainer, Blue Phantom - The external landmarks were cast from a live human while the internal anatomy is based on digital human files.  This ultra-durable ultrasound simulator incorporates all of the anatomy required to teach, learn and practice the skills associated with central line placement and was designed for both ultrasound guided and blind insertion procedural training.  Self-healing tissue withstands tremendous use, minimizing the need for replacement parts.  

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IV TorsoIV Torso - Provides access to the external jugular vein; internal jugular vein via the anterior, central, and posterior approaches; subclavian vein; and femoral vein. A pulse bulb enables the instructor to create a palpable pulse in the manikin's arteries.

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FemoraLineMan

Femoral Line Trainer (FemoraLineMan) - Central venous access using the femoral vein route, with ultrasound guidance. Allows palpation of anatomical landmarks significant to the procedure.

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Arterial Stick ArmArterial Stick Arm - Simulation of hand placement during performance of Allen's Test is possible. Flexible wrist enables proper positioning. Arterial pressure may be generated manually. Artery palpation is possible. Percutaneous puncture sites in both brachial and radial artery. Infusible arteries with ability to pressurize system, enable blood backflow in syringe.

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Arterial/Venous Patient Arm - Gaumard S402 Patient Training Arm provides pulsatile arterial blood flow, arterial stick exercises, AV anastomosis/hemodialysis, standard intravenous injections and infusions, intramuscular deltoid injections, venous networks in arm and hand, pad for incisions and suturing, squeeze bulb to increase or decrease venous pressure, realistic “pop” as needle enters vein, simulation of clenched fist and tourniquet.

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Vascular ChildVascular Acces Child - Access Sites include: internal jugular; subclavian; femoral; vascular catheterization. Use of ultrasound guidance during catheter placement. Identification and palpation of anatomic landmarks significant to the procedure.

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Mentice Endovascular Sim

Endovascular Simulator - Mentice - High-fidelity endovascular simulator enabling hands-on procedural training for clinicians and medical professionals.

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Angio MentorEndovascular Simulator - Simbionix - Insert a catheter into an artery under fluoroscopic guidance, with subsequent injection of contrast material and imaging of the entire vascular distribution. Monitor intra-arterial pressure gradients. Perform angioplasy balloon dilatation procedures, using a stent or other interventional devices, and treat. Monitor patient's vital signs, perform full neurological examination, and administer drugs accordingly.

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ULTRASOUND TRAINERS

Echo Simulator (TEE/TTE/FAST) - Vimedix - Echocardiography training for TEE, TTE, and the FAST exam on the same platform.

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Paracentesis Trainer - This ultrasound compatible model allows for procedural accuracy when performing the paracentesis - draining fluid from the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen. The anatomically correct model allows the procedure to be performed with or without ultrasound and on either of the recommended areas: the midline below the umbilicus or medial, 4 to 5 cm above the anterior superior iliac spine.

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Thoracostomy and ThoracentesisThoracostomy and Thoracentesis Trainer - Blue Phantom’s ultrasound guided thoracentesis and chest tube thoracostomy trainingmodel allows users to develop and practice the skills necessary to gain proficiency in using ultrasound to identify and guide needle and catheter insertions in the patient with pleural effusions. This dual purpose training mannequin is also designed to allow users to learn to perform chest tube thoracostomy utilizing non-ultrasoundable chest portals.

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Thoracostomy and ThoracentesisThoracentesis Trainer, Midscapular- This ultrasound training phantom aids users in developing and practicing the skills associated with a midscapular approach to ultrasound guided thoracentesis procedures.  This model is excellent for assisting clinicians in gaining proficiency in using ultrasound to identify and guide needle and small gauge catheter insertions in a patient with pleural effusions for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes.

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CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINERS

HarveyHarvey Cardiac Assessment Trainer - Harvey realistically simulates nearly any cardiac disease at the touch of a button by varying blood pressure, pulses, heart sounds and murmurs. Dramatically updated with state-of-the-art technology, the current version of Harvey's software covers history, bedside findings, all laboratory data, medical, and surgical treatment. Thousands of students, residents, physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners train annualy on Harvey, The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator, at hundreds of medical centers worldwide.

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12 Lead TrainerEKG Twelve Lead Trainer - Connection sites for four limb leads and VI through V6. Compatible with most 3 - 4, 12-lead defibrillators/monitors. Defibrillation via hands-free cables or paddles. Pacing with option to respond or fail to capture. Scenarios of up to five (5) ECG choices may be programmed with the ability to step to the next rhythm based on user input time frame or single-button activation.

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CPR Ambu® Smartman - Accurately measures, displays, then validates crucial CPR skills, in real-time.

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VentriloscopeVentriloscope - Cardiology stethoscope receiver with real sounds (SD cards – Cardiac I & II, Pulmonary I & II, Percussion Card, Infant, Doppler, Thyroid bruit).

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LUMBAR PUNCTURE TRAINERS

LP SimulatorLumbar Puncture (LP) Simulator, Adult - Lumbar region model w/ puncture blocks: normal CSF, obesity CSF, senior CSF, senior obesity CSF, epidural. Support bases: sitting position, lateral position, team teaching. Lumbar spine model and set of irrigator bag, tube, support base and syringe.

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Pediatric LPLumbar Puncture (LP) Simulator, Pediatric - Body of the mannequin is soft and flexible, realistic tissue resistance, puncture sites not visible on skin, puncture block is quick and easy to replace, successful puncture is confirmed by the simulated CSF (water) flowing out Iliac crests and spinous process are present and palpable, CSF pressure can be measured with a manometer

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Baby StapLumbar Puncture (LP) Simulator, Neonatal - Baby Stap is a neonatal skills trainer, positioned for the practice of lumbar puncture techniques. Features: lateral decubitus position, upright position, realistic interchangeable spine with spinal cord may be palpated for location of correct puncture site, fluid may be infused.

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PELVIC TRAINERS

Pelvic ModelPelvic Trainer, Female - Teaching and practice of abdominal palpation; speculum insertion and removal; IUD insertion and removal (includes tenaculum placement on cervix and uterine; Bimanual and rectovaginal examination for: comparative evaluation of the size, shape and position of a normal, enlarged (pregnant) and fibroid uteri; identification of an adnexal or fecal mass; identification of normal and abnormal cervices (polyp and carcinoma).

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Pelvic ModelGynecologic Simulator (GYN/AID), Gaumard - The full size female adult lower body gives students and educators a graphic experience in vaginal speculum examination, bi-manual pelvic examination, IUD insertion techniques, diaphragm sizing and fitting, uterine sounding, and viewing of normal and abnormal cervices.

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Pelvic ModelObstetric Manikin - Anatomically correct pelvic model with full term newborn and placenta for realistic practice in multiple techniques. It comes with disposable umbilical cords, clamps, spare vulva, a modular pregnant belly overlay, and a clear abdominal overlay. The modular overlay has a self-contained fetus for practicing the Leopold’s maneuver.

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Female CatheterizationFemale Catheterization Simulator - Constructed with a bladder reservoir, patient urethra, and a valve simulating the internal urethral sphincter. The normal feeling of resistance and pressure will be experienced as a catheter is passed through the urethra, past the sphincter, and into the bladder. When the catheter enters the bladder, artificial urine (water) will flow from the catheter.

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Male CatheterizationMale Catheterization Simulator - Practice in urinary catheterization. The catheterization simulator is useful for anatomical identification and demonstration of perineal care.

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Interchangeable CatheterizationCatheterization and Enema Trainer - Life-size female pelvis with interchangeable genitalia designed for practicing urologic and rectal access gastrointestinal care procedures.

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Testicular Exam Trainer - Providing exceptional realism, this Life/Form® testicular examination simulator features soft, thin outer skin with delicate underlying structures and four embedded, simulated tumors. Ideal for teaching proper palpation techniques.

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Prostate Exam Trainer

Prostate Exam Trainer - Four separate prostate glands are supplied with the torso, representing one benign gland and three stages of prostatic carcinoma in varying degrees of development. Each gland can be inserted into the prostate torso to allow realistic practice in diagnosis by rectal palpation.

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Episiotomy Trainer - For the practice and repair of episiotomy, and repair of perineal lacerations. Skills: performing an episiotomy, tissue layer identification and handling; deep musculature suturing; subcuticular suturing; superficial suturing.

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OTHER TRAINERS

Shoulder Injection SimulatorShoulder Injection Simulator - Providing exceptional realism, this Life/Form® testicular examination simulator features soft, thin outer skin with delicate underlying structures and four embedded, simulated tumors. Ideal for teaching proper palpation techniques.

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Breast Vest

Breast Exam Trainer - Breast Vest contains nine lumps, all different in size and consistency to simulate realistic tumors.

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Breast Exam ModelsBreast Exam Models - A transparent breast model to teach the differencebetween the feel of normal, nodular breasttissue and the feel of small lesions. Two tactuallyaccurate opaque breast models that contain small, simulated tumors surrounded by complex nodularity. They are used to refine palpation and search techniques. One simulates soft breast tissue; the other simulates firm breast tissue. A 55- minute DVD that guides the clinician through step-by-step exercises, first on the models and then on breast tissue. Theinstructional video includes special attention to patient positioning techniques to maximize the thoroughness of the examination.

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Laparoscopic Box TrainerLaparoscopic Box Trainer - Develop the psychomotor skills and dexterity required during the performance of basic laparoscopic surgery.

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Ophthalmologic Exam Trainer - The EYE Examination Simulator is an innovative trainer for fundus examination, designed to allow examination of eyegrounds with the physician's own ophthalmoscope. Various cases can be set up for trainees using combinations of choice of slides, depth and pupil diameter. Soft and supple material allows hands-on simulation of real examination procedures, such as raising the eyelid.

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OtoSimOtoSim Otoscopy Trainer - OtoSim™ is an otoscopy training and simulation system that has been shown to improve the accuracy of diagnosing ear pathologies by 44%.

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