Remedy Simulation Group Releases Nursing 101 Kit
Nursing simulation plays an integral part in the comprehensive training and skills development required before treating real human patients. To help provide clinical simulation educators with all of the resources needed Remedy Simulation Group has developed and released a Nursing 101 Training Kit. This specially packaged kit was assembled with help from our University and Simulation Lab partners to address your simulation lab’s core needs. This kit includes everything needed to aid in the training of Injection, IV administration, Venipuncture, Catheterization, Diabetic Testing, and Wound Care Dressing. The article below will help describe each of the products contained in this kit:
“Lance” Blood Glucose Test Trainer: “Lance” can be used for the simulation of finger stick and blood glucose testing. This product will enable a student or patient to have a realistic experience when testing blood sugar, using a glucose meter, and obtaining a reading. “Lance” fits over the finger of a standardized patient or manikin. “Lance” is shipped with a simulated blood fill kit. The fill kit includes 8mL of simulated blood with a 5mL syringe and a 23G industrial needle. The simulated blood will not register on actual blood glucose meters. Users will be able to lance the fingertip, get a “blood” sample and proceed in the simulation with either a simulated blood glucose monitor (not included), or an instructor-provided simulated blood glucose level.
“Patricia” Wearable Injection Pad: Patricia is a wearable injection pad for the practice of subcutaneous injections. Patricia is an abdominal injection pad that can be placed on a standardized patient or manikin. The material used mimics the realistic tissue penetration by including the feel of skin resistance when the needle punctures the skin surface. The injection pads include multiple skin layers and bottom drainage that can be used for fluid-filled syringe practices such as autoinjectors.
“Pete” Wearable Injection Pad: Pete is our second wearable injection pad which can be placed on a standardized patient or manikin and was designed to help students in the administration of intramuscular and Z-Track injections. Pete has a more muscular feel under the epidermis layer to mimic the Vastus Lateralis Muscle. Like “Patricia” it offers multiple skin layers and bottom drainage for use with fluid-filled syringes.
“Paddy” Small Injection Pad: Remedy’s original, and best-selling, injection training pad, “Paddy” is designed for the practice of four needle injections. The pad can be used to simulate Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, Intravenous, and Intradermal. A removable epidermis layer is placed on the surface of the pad allowing for the simulation of a “wheel” during intradermal injections. The skin puncture resistance, as well as the resistance throughout the injection, closely mimics the feel of a real injection. The pad has drainage on the bottom so it can be used with fluid-filled syringes.
“Patrick” Large Injection Pad: Remedy’s injection training product, “Patrick,” can be used to simulate intramuscular, intradermal (when used with our removable epidermis layers), subcutaneous and Z-track injections. Realistic puncture resistance mimics the feel of an actual injection. Bottom drainage allows the pad to be used with fluid-filled syringes. The skin on the pad can be grasped for more realistic injection scenarios.
“Ivy” IV Administration Trainer: “Ivy,” Remedy’s simulated IV trainer can be used for the training and practice of IV fluid and medication administration and flushing. Any standardized patient, task trainer or manikin can be used with no special setup or cleanup. There is realistic blood return and no special fluids are required. “Ivy” can be used with any IV pump and tubing and is an economical, efficient way to practice setting IV flow rates.
Venous Bleu Venipuncture Trainer: “Venous Bleu” is Remedy’s industry-leading Venipuncture Trainer. Redesigned for 2020 “Venous Bleu” offers 30% more vein area for practice. The skin and blue shaded vein now include our VesSeal coating to endure more needle sticks with less leaking. This trainer provides realistic blood flashbacks and visibly represents the natural arm vein better than any other product on the market. It can be used on a standardized patient as well as a manikin and can be positioned on different parts of the arm and hand to simulate various points of entry. The hard backing is used to prevent unwanted needle punctures. “Venous Bleu” has replaceable parts and is a must-have option for simulating basic venipuncture skills.
“Cathi” Female Catheterization Package with Bladder: Cathi is a simulated female catheterization trainer. Cathi fits into most Laerdal manikins or into the Remedy Catheterization stand. The tissue is supple and pliable for easy spreading using the thumb and index finger. The labia minora realistically closes over the vaginal and urethral openings. Used to practice locating the urethral meatus and urinary catheter placement. Successful catheterization will be confirmed with urine flashback. The bladder module is used with an IV bag that can be hung or inserted into a pressure infuser bag to provide flashback. Cathi comes with the bladder and a 14 French Catheter.
“Willi” Male Catheterization Package with Bladder and Foreskin: Willi is a simulated male catheterization trainer. Willi fits into most Laerdal manikins or into the Remedy Catheterization stand. The feel of the material is realistic and delicate like actual tissue. Willi ships with a removable foreskin and “prostate band” which can help simulate an enlarged prostate. Successful catheterization will be confirmed with urine flashback. The bladder module is used with an IV bag that can be hung or inserted into a pressure infuser bag to provide flashback The bladder module is used with an IV bag that can be hung or inserted into a pressure infuser bag to provide flashback. Willi comes with the bladder and a 14 French Catheter.
Catheterization Stand: The Cathi/Willi stand is universally designed for use with our Cathi and Willi catheterization trainers. The stand provides proper positioning for our catheterization models and bladder to help mimic realistic catheter resistance. It is made from durable ABS plastic and has an anti-skid bottom. The stand can be used for tabletop.
Removable Epi-Layer: Replacement simulated epidermis layers to be used for intradermal injections on “Patrick” and “Paddy.” Each package contains 9 Epidermis Layers
“Moulage Wound Care Trainer”: This kit was designed for the early assessment and treatment of different wounds and wound care. New for 2021 the “Moulage Wound Trainer Kit” comes with two practice wound dressing pads and 5 sheets of our moulage tattoos – simulating abrasions, burns, lacerations, puncture/stab wounds & gunshot wounds that can be applied directly to the wound dressing pad, students or manikin.
The Nursing 101 Training Kit is available in light or dark skin tones and comes with a full description on the usage of products.
More About Remedy Simulation Group
Remedy Simulation Group utilizes the best combination of old-school production methods and cutting-edge technology, providing solutions to the medical education community and beyond. Remedy Simulation Group offers an industry-leading line of medical simulation products that were developed in conjunction with the country’s top simulation centers.
Remedy Simulation Group manufactures all products in its Perkasie, Pennsylvania, location and uses materials from United States suppliers only. Remedy Simulation Group also offers custom and contract manufacturing and has partnered with some of the largest pharmaceutical and medical companies. Remedy Simulation Group looks forward to “Improving the Standard of Practice” with all our industry partners.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Dr. Abigail Baily in Las Vegas, Nevada with their newborn daughter and two crazy dachshunds.