Chester Chest™ has been an industry standard since it was developed by VATA in 1986 for the teaching of central line care. The right chest area features a 9.6Fr tunneled central catheter that is visible up to the clavicle. The Dacron cuff on this catheter is also discernable. The external jugular vein is slightly raised with an opening to attach your own triple lumen catheter. There is also an opening in the upper chest area of this patient simulation model for placement of a subclavian catheter.
Simulate accessing the following IVAD placements in this medical simulation model: “normal”, “tipping”, “wandering” or deeply placed in the left chest area. Successful access is confirmed by a “blood” return. Fluid can be infused and “blood” withdrawn from all the lines.
Chester’s arm features a dual 5Fr PICC exiting the basilic vein from the inner bicep area, which is currently the preferred site for placement. The basilic vein is slightly raised for easy identification. Also featured is a pre-positioned 20g IV catheter in the forearm.
Chester Chest™ is a great tool for teaching, competency testing, skills assessment, fluid infusion, “blood” withdrawal and dressing securement techniques associated with central access devices!