The PICCLineMan (TM) medical simulator helps medical residents and nurses perfect their PICC line insertion and maintenance skills
SEATTLE, WA / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / August 31, 2015 /Seattle-based medical simulator manufacturer, Simulab, announces the release of PICCLineMan, an innovative training simulator designed to provide medical students and nurses with a realistic PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line insertion training experience. Central Line infections kill nearly 10,000 hospital patients every year, and this trainer, combined with a clinically-proven curriculum, can dramatically reduce infection risks.
PICCLineMan reinforces all the essential knowledge and skills needed for the safe placement and maintenance of the Central Line Catheter. This includes proper measurement of the catheter to the Superior Vena Cava, realistic ultrasound-guided vein identification, guidewire insertion, and full venous cannulation. It also includes x-rays for verification of technique as well as for visualization of complications.
“We are committed to creating products and training tools that help to improve safe medical procedures throughout the hospital,” states Christopher Toly, CEO. “Researchers have been testing our products thoroughly in a variety of clinical settings. Published research has shown that educational programs using our trainers have significantly reduced adverse events and reduced costs.”
PICCLineMan is an easy-to-use trainer that provides true procedural realism. It comes with three different replaceable tissue options to simulate normal, geriatric or obese patients. Additionally, the tissues provide three venous insertion sites including the Basilic, Cephalic, and the more complex Brachial veins.
“When the standard of care changed to using ultrasound to guide PICC placement, instructors began looking for a realistic, intuitive, and affordable solution,” states Toly. “In response, Simulab worked with leading clinical advisors to create this easy-to-use, best-in-class solution.”
PICCLineMan features include arterial pulsation and vein compression that is visible under real-time ultrasound to assist in properly identifying veins and avoiding insertion errors. For a full list of features or to set up a demo, visit www.simulab.com/picclineman.
PICCLineMan provides realistic ultrasound-guided PICC line training for entry-level to expert learners.
About Simulab (R) Corporation:
Simulab has been described as a practical engineering and manufacturing companyâ€”with a bit of mad scientist thrown in for good measure. They are truly passionate about human simulation realism that saves lives and money. Simulab’s goal over the past 20 years has been to create easy-to-use, portable, affordable, and clinically-relevant substitutes for both animal and human subjects used in medical training. And they have succeeded. Simulab’s TraumaMan (R) and CentraLineMan (TM) are both the top trainers, worldwide, in their respective fields. But the best is never good enough. Simulab is constantly pushing the bounds of human realism. The company’s mission is to create a human mimic so perfect that participants will feel immersedâ€”truly and completelyâ€”in each and every procedural training. Each day they get a little closer.