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About the Simulator
The Life/form® Venipuncture and Injection Demonstration Arm may be used to practice venipuncture, IV placement, intramuscular injection, and suturing. Although this practice and demonstration arm is considered disposable, with proper care and treatment it will serve its purpose for a long period of time.
The life of the skin may be prolonged by utilizing smaller needle sizes (20- to 25-gauge recommended). Prepare the injection sites with distilled water only. You may inject 1/2 cc of distilled water, however, we recommend using air as the injectant since the water cannot be drained, but must evaporate from the arm. NEVER use synthetic blood for the injections.
The simulator can also be used for suturing demonstrations “Wounds” may be cut at any desired depth or location with a sharp scalpel. Each “wound” may be sutured repeatedly, until the skin becomes so heavily perforated that it will no longer support more suture practice. The “wounds” can be “bandaged” with most standard adhesive bandages. To remove any residual adhesive, use only Glue-Off (LF01023U).
List of Components
- Venipuncture and Injection Demonstration Arm
- 3 cc Syringe
- 22-Gauge Needle
- Suturing Set
Care of the Simulator
- Do not use povidone-iodine prep solutions, as they will indelibly stain the arm.
- Clean normal soil with mild soap and water. Stubborn stains can be treated with Nasco Cleaner (LF09919U).
- Avoid any contact with ballpoint pen, newsprint, or other printed material, as these will permanently stain the simulator.