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Intramuscular injection model

This high-tech medical model with realistic skin is perfect for teaching proper injection techniques and how to avoid nerves and veins. The see-through right side of the model shows internal structure including bones, muscles, nerves and veins. The gluteus medius, nerves, veins, ilium crista, and greater trochanter can be palpated to confirm the correct injection points. Fluid injected in the proper place is discharged through a drain tube into drain bag. A green light indicates correct injection technique and positioning – a buzzer and flashing red light warn students if they have gone too deep or needle position is incorrect.


Intramuscular injection Simulator

Here is the perfect volunteer for training your beginning health care students to administer intramuscular injections. Always available for class demonstrations or practice by groups of 1 to 30, the Life//form® Intramuscular Injection Simulator offers both visual and tactile learning. A simulated bony structure is embedded in the torso and represents the superior end of the femur, or greater trochanter, the posterior superior and anterior superior iliac spines, and the sacrum. The bony structure provides palpable anatomical landmarks so students can identify proper injection sites. A section of the upper, outer quadrant of the left gluteal area is cut away to allow students to visualize the underlying structures. The gluteus medius and gluteus maximus muscles, sciatic nerve, and vascular structures are clearly shown. Three types of intramuscular injections can be taught and practiced on this simulator: dorsogluteal, ventrogluteal, and vastus lateralis injections. As with all Life/form® replicas and simulators, the Intramuscular Injection Simulator is extremely realistic. Skin and muscle textures, as well as bone shape and position, closely resemble a live patient. As a result, perforation of the tissue with a needle duplicates the sensation of administering an actual injection


Advanced Venipuncture and Injection Arm

This revolutionary training arm provides complete venous access for IV therapy and phlebotomy, plus sites for intramuscular and intradermal injections. An extensive 8-line vascular system allows students to practice venipuncture at all primary and secondary locations, including starting IVs and introducing Over the Needle IV Catheters. The venous system simplifies setup with only one external fluid bag supplying artificial blood to all veins simultaneously. The dorsal surface of the hand includes injectable metacarpal, digital, and thumb veins. The antecubital fossa includes the median cephalic, median basilic, and median cubital veins. Venipuncture can also be performed along the basilic, cephalic, accessory cephalic, and median antebrachial veins. Intramuscular injections may be performed in the deltoid muscle and intradermal injection sites are located in the upper arm. Intramuscular injections into the deltoid muscle are enhanced by the soft, lifelike skin and by the natural bony landmarks in the region. Intradermal injections using distilled water will create characteristic skin welts at designated sites on the upper arm. The realism of the Life/form® Advanced Venipuncture and Injection Arm is truly amazing. The soft, flexible fingers are moulded separately with extreme attention paid to every detail – right down to the fingerprints! Flexion of the wrist helps students develop manipulation skills. The replaceable skin rolls as the veins are palpated, and a discernable "pop" is felt when entering the veins. The Life/form® molding process reproduces the fine details of the skin to make the arm look and feel alive. Valves in the veins can be seen and palpated on the skin surface. Simulated veins and skin are completely replaceable to keep this training arm looking and working like new. Under normal use, hundreds of injections may be performed before the veins or skin need to be replaced. Complete replacement kits are available and easy to use. To extend the life of the veins, an aerosol sealant is available to seal punctures and prevent leakage.

Complete Venous Access:
• Basilic V.
• Cephalic V.
• Digital V.
• Dorsal Metacarpal V.
• Median Basilic V.
• Accessory Cephalic V.
• Extensive Venipuncture System
• Flexible Fingers and Wrist
• Intradermal Injections
• Intramuscular Injections
• Median Antebrachial V.
• Median Cephalic V.
• Median Cubital V
• Replaceable Skin and Veins
• Thumb V.


Injection Pad

This injection pad gives your students the feeling of a "live" injection with perfect simulation of skin puncture resistance, tissue displacement and aspiration tension.

The injection pad is 7"x7"x2-1/2" in size, thus providing surface area and thickness for a variety of injection simulation techniques using multiple needle lengths. Both injection pad surfaces can withstand thousands of punctures and can be used to teach intradermal, s.c. and i.m. injection techniques with either air or fluid filled syringes.


Surgical Sally

A readily available patient with 14 surgical wounds including a Mid-Sternal Split with 2 simulated drains, a Sacral Decubitus Ulcer - Stage 2, and a Leg Amputation Stump. The skin has also been reformulated so it is drier, allowing the bandages to adhere better. Wound closures feature surgical staples for the Mid-Sternal Split, Thoracotomy, Nephrectomy, Laparotomy, Abdominal Hysterectomy, and Amputation Stump. Staples and sutures cannot be removed.

Surgical Sally is a replica of a 29" x 17" female. Special vinyl formulations have been used to create the most lifelike look and feel possible. The flexible, flesh-coloured skin realistically responds to adhesives and all types of bandaging procedures.


  • Wound care
  • Bandaging


Surgical Sally features the following simulated wounds:

  • Thyroidectomy
  • Mid-Sternal Split - With Chest Tube Drains
  • Mastectomy - With Simulated Drain
  • Cholecystectomy - With Simulated T-Tube
  • Laparotomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Sacral Decubitus Ulcer - Stage 2
  • Leg Amputation Stump


Suture Practice Leg

Made with a soft vinyl skin over a core of stitchable foam to provide a lifelike suturing experience for students or a realistic suturing demonstration by an instructor. Realistic skin texture with wrinkles, pores, and visible fingerprints. Soft and pliable for easy sewing, the skin is tough enough that sutures will not pull out when tightened. The unit is provided with three "wounds." These "wounds" can be sutured repeatedly until the skin around them is finally worn out; then, new "wounds" can be cut. Although disposable, the leg provides hundreds of suturing experiences before wearing out. Conservatively, over one hundred cuts can be made on the trainer and each of these cuts can be sutured several times.


Suture Practice Arm

Made with a soft vinyl skin over a core of stitchable foam to provide a lifelike suturing experience for students or a realistic suturing demonstration by an instructor. Realistic skin texture with wrinkles, pores, and visible fingerprints. Soft and pliable for easy sewing, the skin is tough enough that sutures will not pull out when tightened. The unit is provided with three "wounds." These "wounds" can be sutured repeatedly until the skin around them is finally worn out; then, new "wounds" can be cut. Although disposable, the arm provides hundreds of suturing experiences before wearing out. Conservatively, over one hundred cuts can be made on the trainer and each of these cuts can be sutured several times.


Seymour Buts

Redesigned and now made with a new flexible, life-like material that permits the application and easy removal of dressings, without leaving an adhesive residue. Still the most comprehensive model of its kind, moulded from a 74-year-old patient, looks and feels like the real thing. Displaying the following pressure ulcers* (NPUAP 2007 - National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel): Stage I, Stage II, Stage III with undermining, tunnelling, subcutaneous fat and slough, deep Stage IV with exposed bones, undermining, tunnelling, subcutaneous fat, eschar and slough. Also shown are a suspected DTI (Deep Tissue Injury), unstageable full eschar/slough wound, and a 5 1/2" dehisced wound. The Stage III and Stage IV are positioned so that a "bridging" dressing for use with a vacuum assisted closure and negative pressure wound therapy devices can be demonstrated and practiced. Wound assessment has become critical to the operation of health agencies, as inaccurate wound assessment can affect reimbursement, cause inaccurate reporting of patient outcomes and the appearance of potential adverse events. This model makes it possible to visualize and understand the differences in wounds. Once the different etiologies are understood, you can discuss and devise treatment plans that will deliver optimized patient care. Great care has been taken to colour each wound just as you would see it on a patient. You are able to demonstrate and practice wound cleansing, classification, staging, and assessment, as well as the measurement of wound length, depth, undermining, and tunnelling. The positioning of the wounds permits multiple dressings to be demonstrated at the same time.


Ostomy Care Model

Made of lifelike synthetic tissue, this model feels like real flesh. May be washed with soap and water, taped, bandaged, or fitted with ostomy bags. All four stomas may be lubricated and dilated with an inserted finger. The 13" x 18" model is packed in its own carrying case.


Ostomy Care Simulator

Designed to help introduce the essentials of ostomy care to patients and students, this unit is ideal for demonstration and practice for several procedures. The anatomy of both a colostomy and ileostomy are carefully reproduced to provide lifelike functions and appearance. Dilation of the stomas can be demonstrated and practiced, along with application of postoperative and permanent ostomy bags. The colostomy can actually be irrigated.

Syringes are included to pump materials through the unit to provide drainage and excretion at the ileostomy and colostomy. The syringes are inserted through ports in the back of the simulator. One pumps the ileostomy with clear water, or water tinted for exact realism, and the other syringe pumps synthetic stool to the colostomy. The consistency of the stool can be varied by using water to thin the material, and most of the stool can be salvaged and reused. A soft, pliable material is used for the stomas in order to achieve a most realistic tactile sensation. Complete with a hard carrying case, teaching guide, and supply of simulated stool.


Peritoneal Dialysis Simulator

Designed to introduce patients, students, and nurses to the essentials of CAPD procedures and care. The realistic Life/form® torso offers a lifelike method to demonstrate and practice peritoneal dialysis. Success with CAPD is dependent on the patient's following dialysis procedures with extreme care. This Life/form® simulator gives the patient an opportunity to gain the confidence necessary for prolonged success with CAPD. Complete with indwelling Tenckhoff catheter in a hard storage case. Dialysis materials not included. Three-year warranty.


Male catheterization Simulator

Catheterization is one of the basic skills all nursing students must learn, and to learn the techniques, they must practice. Any patient volunteers? Not likely! But the Life/form® simulator allows demonstration and practice in urinary catheterization without embarrassment or discomfort to the patient or the students. In addition, the catheterization simulator is useful for anatomical identification and demonstration of perineal care. The realism of Nasco's Life/form® Female Catheterization Simulator will help your students bridge the gap from classroom to bedside with ease and comfort.

With the Life/form® Male Catheterization Simulator, catheterization can be practiced just as on a real patient. A lubricated catheter can be inserted in the urethral orifice, passed through the urethra, and into the bladder. When the bladder is successfully entered, artificial urine (water) will flow from the catheter.

The student will feel the normal restrictions caused by the mucosal folds, bulbous urethra, and the internal urethral sphincter, just prior to entrance into the bladder. The experience teaches proper positioning and movement of the penis to allow the catheter to pass easily with a minimum of discomfort to the patient.


Female catheterization Simulator

Catheterization is one of the basic skills all nursing students must learn, and to learn the techniques, they must practice. Any patient volunteers? Not likely! But the Life/form® simulator allows demonstration and practice in urinary catheterization without embarrassment or discomfort to the patient or the students. In addition, the catheterization simulator is useful for anatomical identification and demonstration of perineal care. The realism of Nasco's Life/form® Female Catheterization Simulator will help your students bridge the gap from classroom to bedside with ease and comfort.

The Life/form® Female Catheterization Simulator is constructed with a bladder reservoir, patient urethra, and a valve simulating the internal urethral sphincter. The normal feeling of resistance and pressure will be experienced as a catheter is passed through the urethra, past the sphincter, and into the bladder. When the catheter enters the bladder, artificial urine (water) will flow from the catheter as it would with a real patient. This simulator is the torso of a middle-aged woman with thighs abducted for proper position during catheterization. The external genitalia and perineum are moulded in lifelike form. The labia minora can be spread apart naturally to reveal the clitoris, urethral opening, and vaginal introitus.


Blood Pressure Simulator

A simulator for teaching physical assessment, this Blood Pressure Simulator helps resolve the uncertainties common in teaching students to take blood pressure.

Features include:
• Durable control unit
• Simple calibration procedure
• Palpable radial pulse
• Optional external speakers

This lifelike simulator allows the presetting of values for both systolic and diastolic pressures. Provides an excellent means to practice listening to and distinguishing blood pressure sounds prior to actual clinical experience. It is possible to audibly discern the five Korotkoff phases. Many times when working with a live subject, pressures are difficult to auscultate, making accurate evaluation of student proficiency almost impossible, and undermining the student's self-confidence. With this realistic unit, the student can find the preset results and the instructor can unfailingly know if the student has performed the procedure accurately. The electronically generated sounds are digitally recorded.

Control Unit Allows Instructor to:
• Select systolic and diastolic settings
• Adjust pulse rate
• Adjust volume
• Turn ausculatory gap on or off
• Easily calibrate unit for use with any sphygmomanometer

• Use normal procedure to place cuff on arm
• Check palpable pulse at the radial site
• Pump cuff
• Pressures are activated at release valve
• Read pressures on sphygmomanometer
• Auscultate Korotkoff sounds with any stethoscope through a speaker in the arm


Auscultation Training Station

Now there is an even better way to teach and learn auscultation skills! Included with the Life/form® Auscultation Trainer and SmartScope, the Auscultation Practice Board guides students through the transition from anatomical drawings to a three-dimensional torso. Using the same technology as the Auscultation Trainer, the Anterior Auscultation Practice Board will cause the SmartScope™ to emit various sounds dependent on the location of the stethoscope. Includes Amplifier/Speaker System, and Posterior Auscultation Board.


Tracheostomy Care Simulator

• Suctioning
• Cuff Inflation
• Dressing Changes
• Visual Landmarks
• Visual Verification of Bronchial Location

The Life/form® Tracheostomy Care Simulator is the most realistic approximation of a patient available today. Careful attention to detail is incorporated into this pseudo-patient. Suctioning techniques, proper cuff inflation, dressing changes, and other techniques can be practiced and critiqued. The simulator replicates an adult male containing oral and nasal passages and all appropriate anatomy – pharynx, epiglottis, trachea, esophagus, stoma, cricoid cartilage, and representative cervical vertebrae. The chest area contains left and right bronchi and the bronchial tree. The esophagus "dead ends" 2" below the trachea opening. The side of the neck and chest area over the bronchial tree allow viewing of the suction and trachea tube.


Nasogastric Intubation Simulator

Plastic feeding tubes or catheters may be passed through the nose or mouth into the esophagus and to the stomach within full view of students.

This model contains a moulded cast of the anatomy of the nose, mouth, pharynx, trachea, esophagus and stomach. A simulated tracheostoma has been added to demonstrate endotracheal aspiration.


NG Tube and Trach Care Trainer

Torso task trainer designed for instruction in the care of patients with respiratory conditions and the practice of gastrointestinal care procedures via nasal and oral access.

  • Head features anatomical landmarks, trachea, esophagus, simulated lungs, and stomach
  • Lungs and stomach may be filled with fluid for realistic practice of many procedures:
    • Tracheostomy care
    • Tracheal suctioning
    • NG tube insertion and removal
    • NG tube irrigation, instillation, and monitoring
    • Feeding tube insertion and removal
    • Gastric lavage and gavage
    • Nasoenteric and esophageal tube insertion, care, and removal
    • Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal insertion and suctioning
    • Insertion, securing, and care of endotracheal tubes


Breast Cancer models

Breast self-examination is a potentially life-saving skill. To perform it correctly, your fingers must be taught how to palpate, what to feel for and how to search in a thorough manner. Pamphlets, posters and films alone cannot teach these skills.

The MammaCare Personal Learning System will teach your fingers this potentially life-saving sensorimotor skill.

The MammaCare Personal Learning System includes:

  • A patented, tactually accurate breast model, called the A-B, used to teach fingers to feel the difference between normal, nodular breast tissue and potentially harmful changes. The model has a removable backing to allow visual confirmation of small simulated lesions and is available in two skin tones, light or dark.
  • A 45-minute DVD. The DVD teaches you the skill of breast self-examination through a series of carefully designed exercises, first by examining the model and then by examining your breast tissue. The DVD is divided into convenient sections so a woman can proceed at her own pace and review exercises as often as she wishes. It is available in English, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. The English DVD is available with open captions for women who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


Uterus model

This full size cross-sectional model illustrates multiple pathologies including: adhesions, carcinoma in four common areas, cysts, endometriosis, fibroids, pedunculated fibroid tumour, polyps and salpingitis. Comes with base and educational card.


Pregnancy Model

These 8 models to show the complete stages of development. All models are mounted separately on a stand.

  • 1st Month Embryo
  • 2nd Month Embryo
  • 3rd Month Embryo
  • 4th Month Foetus (Transverse Lie)
  • 5th Month Foetus (Breech Position)
  • 5th Month Foetus (Transverse Lie)
  • 5th Month Twin Foetuses (Normal Position)
  • 7th Month Foetus


Childbirth Simulator

This versatile childbirth simulator is used worldwide by healthcare educators. It not only provides an excellent simulation of the normal delivery experience for the student and educator, but also provides instruction in abnormal and multiple deliveries.

  • Removable diaphragm end plate for manual positioning of fetal baby/babies
  • Removable stomach cover for positioning fetus
  • Life-size pelvic cavity with major anatomic landmarks
  • Hand-painted outline of the bony pelvis
  • Three soft vulval inserts for episiotomy exercises
  • One baby boy and one baby girl, each with umbilical cord and placenta
  • Anatomically accurate backbone and fontanelles on fetal baby/babies
  • One skin-tone stomach cover; one transparent stomach cover
  • Four extra umbilical cords
  • Two umbilical clamps
  • Talcum powder
  • Instruction manual
  • Soft nylon carrying bag

Use the Childbirth simulator to demonstrate the following obstetric procedures:

  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • Complete, frank, and footling breech birth
  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • C-section delivery
  • Ritgen´s maneuver
  • Episiotomy
  • Vertex presentation
  • Intrauterine manipulation
  • Vertex/vertex, vertex/breech, breech/vertex, or breech/breech presentation in multiple birth
  • Prolapse of umbilical cord
  • Demonstration of placenta previa: total, partial, and marginal
  • Normal delivery of umbilical cord and placenta
  • Palpation of fetal fontanelles
  • Simulated suction of nose and mouth


Infant Model

This lifelike baby is only one day old, its eyes are just slightly open, its umbilical cord is still visible, and it has a "soft spot" on its carefully sculpted head. Soft vinyl body with jointed arms and legs. Surface washable and posable. Each doll is anatomically correct for complete realism. Baby dolls arrive with diapers. 21" long. Fabric imported.


Ear Examination Simulator

The viewing window at the bottom of the simulator shows the location of a suction catheter in the right bronchus (seen) or left bronchus (unseen). Oral, nasopharyngeal, nasotracheal, and tracheal suctioning can be practiced. Cleansing of the stoma area can be performed just as on an actual patient. Changing dressings and ties is also possible, and the experience is very close to an actual one. Confidence and practice are at your fingertips with this Life/form® Tracheostomy Care Simulator. Comes complete with instruction guide and hard carrying case. Tracheostomy tube is not included. Three-year warranty. Size: 21" x 21" x 11"

The Life/form® Ear Examination Simulator makes it possible to practice examination of the human ear. Specially moulded to exactly simulate external and internal physical appearance and dimensions, the plug-in removable ears are easily changed. Life-size full-colour prints on film, embedded at the tympanic membrane, provide the same realistic views experienced with a live patient.

The lifelike, flexible texture of the ears requires the same manipulation when using the otoscope as required on a live patient. Realistic irrigation and cleaning exercises are possible with the two tubes of synthetic earwax that are provided with the simulator. A supplementary set of four ears is available separately for advanced nursing and medical school training (see LF01020U).

Includes normal tympanic membrane (photo embedded); mucoid otitis media (photo embedded); serous otitis media with fluid level (photo embedded); chronic otitis media with perforation (photo embedded); normal tympanic membrane with slanted ear canal (photo embedded); normal ear without photo for earwax removal exercise; two tubes of synthetic earwax; a set of nine 35 mm slides; instructions; and hard carrying case. Three-year warranty.


Testicular Exam Simulator

Self-examination of the testicles is just as important as self-examination of the female breasts for early detection of tumours. Providing exceptional realism, this simulator features soft, thin outer skin with delicate underlying structures and four embedded, simulated tumours. Ideal for teaching proper palpation techniques. Three-year warranty.


Eye Model

Featuring the sclera with cornea and eye muscle attachments, choroid with iris and retina, and the vitreous humour and lens, this six-part model is three times life-size for easy studying.


Ear Model

This is a detailed, 3x life-size representation of the outer, middle and inner ear features a removable eardrum with hammer and anvil; a 2-part labyrinth with stirrup, cochlea and auditory/balance nerve; and two removable bone sections to close the middle and inner ear.


Heart Model

Use this 2X life-size model to show both the exterior and interior structures of the human heart.
The ventricles, atriums, valves, veins and the aorta are all depicted in great detail. The front heart wall can be removed to show the chambers and valves inside.


Skin Section Model

Like getting three models in one, this superior representation shows the microscopic structure of the skin in great detail, revealing both hairy and hairless areas.
The different cell layers, embedded sweat glands, touch receptor, blood vessel, nerves and a hair with root are all clearly depicted. A nail section model, on the base, shows the nail plate, nail bed and nail root.
The model of a hair root with all its cell layers completes the piece.


Deluxe Biology Skeleton

  • Skeleton disarticulates into twelve pieces
  • Right side of skeleton hand-painted and lettered to show muscle origins and insertions
  • Skull features removable calvarium cap for neurocranial studies
  • Skull features breakaway maxilla revealing paranasal sinuses supported by spring-mounted detachable mandible
  • Bones of one hand and one foot on opposite sides articulated with springs for joint flexibility
  • Both hips disarticulate with ball and socket joint
  • Deluxe male pelvis hinged and sagittally sectioned so that right hip swings out 45°
  • Organs removable for specialized study include:
  • Two-part brain
  • Lobar lung
  • Heart (coronally sectioned)
  • Small intestine
  • Colon and mesentery
  • Stomach (coronally sectioned)
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Kidney (one kidney coronally sectioned)
  • Spleen
  • Hang-up mounting
  • Articulated with stainless steel wire


Chester Chest

The New Advanced Arm has a greater degree of rotation and extension than our previous arm, just as you would experience on a patient when accessing the PICC or catheter sites can be used to practice cleansing, application of dressings and securement devices, fluid infusion and withdrawal. Lifelike model of human torso with detachable right arm designed for the insertion care, and removal of common long-term vascular access routes.


Chest Tube Mannequin

This mannequin is designed specifically to teach the theory, anatomy, and skills needed to manage pre-hospital chest trauma, as well as ongoing chest tube maintenance. The right side of the mannequin has two cut-away viewing areas to provide awareness of the anatomical relationships between the skin surface, musculature, ribs, and lungs. The left side has a pressurized tension pneumothorax site to relieve air that has accumulated within the pleural space and is restricting lung inflation. There is also a site where chest tubes may be surgically placed to treat pleural effusion by draining fluids from the pleural space. The fluid color, volume, and viscosity is controlled by the instructor. The Life/form® Chest Tube Mannequin is perfect for teaching the concepts and mechanics of closed water-seal drainage systems like Pleur-Evac type units.


Hemiplegia Simulation Suit

  • Can experience both right or left hemiplegia. The sleeve/equipment (ankle/knee / wrist) can be attached to either right or left side.
  • Each equipment is fixed so that one can experience a similar condition to having stiff joints due to hemiplegia, but by using the rubber belt, it is possible to adjust tightness. (So that one can cope with an unexpected occurrence while experimenting, we have left some room.)
  • The cane is useful for various movements, and the necessity of it will be strongly felt.
  • The shoes were actually designed / developed for the aged and physically disabled. We have adopted these light and hard-to-slip shoes.


Aged Simulation Suit

The product is designed to allow the wearer to experience physical changes due to aging.



Expose your students to the unique physical and emotional complexities of caring for bariatric patients. By wearing the SimObesityShirt™, students can develop appreciation and empathy for the challenges that bariatric patients face in trying to perform basic activities of daily living. The shirt fits adult mannequins from all major suppliers as well as standardized patients, students, and instructors. Weighted pendulous breasts and pannus create deep skin folds that can highlight the need for thorough assessment of the bariatric patient's skin. Pills, simulated yeast or fungus, and more can be placed in the folds for students to discover. Weighted pannus provides realistic challenges associated with catheterization of bariatric clients. Large upper arm size gives students practice in assessing the appropriate size of blood pressure cuff needed. The shirt also provides realistic challenges to listening to heart and chest sounds, making students lift the breasts to obtain more direct contact with the chest wall for clearer sounds. Bilateral deltoid injection sites are present as well as an abdominal site for subcutaneous injections. The shirt comes with all padding and weights needed for a realistic look, as well as fully washable skin and storage bag.