Chest Tube Manikin
This manikin is perfect for teaching the concepts and mechanics of closed water-seal drainage systems like Pleur-Evac type units.
The right side of the manikin has two cut-away viewing areas. This promotes awareness of the anatomical relationships between the skin surface, musculature, ribs and lungs. The left side has a pressurised tension pneumothorax site to relieve air that has accumulated within the pleural space and is restricting lung inflation.
Also includes a site to surgically insert chest tubes to treat pleural effusion by draining fluids from the pleural space.
The instructor can control fluid colour, volume, and viscosity.