This manikin is designed to specifically 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 manikin 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 colour, volume and viscosity is controlled by the instructor.
The Life/Form Chest Tube Manikin is perfect for teaching the concepts and mechanics of closed water-seal drainage systems like "Pleur-Eva" type units.