This soft stomach replica will be an invaluable tool for teaching patients how to properly insert and rotate the infusion set for insulin pumps, avoiding the 2" (5 cm) area around the navel, as well as giving self-injections. The replica has lifelike skin with what feels like real stomach tissue underneath. There is a soft plastic backing to keep needles from going through and vent holes to allow the material to breathe and dry. Always be careful when using needles of any kind and don’t remove the cover until you are ready to inject.
Care of the replica is important. The injection belly is considered disposable, however, with proper care and treatment it will serve its purpose for a long period of time. You may inject this simulator with distilled water, however, we recommend injecting air since the water cannot be drained, but must evaporate (the more liquid that is injected into the simulator, the longer the time for evaporation). Do not use actual insulin or other medications, as they may deteriorate the material. Using the smallest needles possible when simulating injections and rotating the insertion points will prolong the life of the replica. Avoid contact with ink, newsprint, or any printed material, as these will permanently stain the replica. To clean: wipe the surface with a soft cloth dampened in a mild soap and warm water solution. Rinse by wiping with a soap-free dampened cloth. Nasco Replica Cleaner will help clean and condition the replica, but will not remove ink.