IV Insertion Model

Simulated blood is used with this IV Insertion Model, providing a more realistic experience for the learner.

This unit is a simulation of the entire human hand from the wrist to the finger tips. Internally the vascular structure (rubber tubing) includes injectable metacarpal, digital and thumb veins. The venous system is constructed of special self-sealing rubber tubing with the lumen being the approximate size of a human vein. The vascular structure has an inlet tube and an outlet tube below the wrist and it is via these tubes that the venous system is filled. The techniques of blood drawing and starting intravenous infusions may be practiced on the IV Insertion Model; however, in theCSETC, the hand is used for starting IVs.

Supplies provided: IV catheters; "butterfly" needle catheters; alcohol prep pads; disposable gloves