Nearly one out of every eight newborns arrives prematurely. To help you give your tiniest patients the best care possible, Nasco has introduced the Life/form Micro-Preemie Simulator. This 25-week ELBW (Extremely Low Birth Weight) neonate is the smallest and most realistic pre-term infant available. Realistically designed using soft, durable Life/like skin, which has the delicate appearance and texture of real skin. Invaluable for training health care professionals at every level in care and handling techniques for babies that need to have multiple medical interventions. The perfect team training aid for multiples or other high-risk delivery and transport scenarios.
Infant measures 12" from head to heel and 2" deep, and has a 9-1/4" head circumference. Weight is less than 2lbs.
- hat (colors will vary)
- neural tube defect (Myelomeningscele)
- 3cc syringe
- 25 G butterfly needle
- blood powder
- bulb and tube assembly
- drain tubing kit
- instruction manual
ET tube, NG tube, umbilical catheter, ostomy bag, and chest tube are not included.
Functions & Training
Airway, Breathing & Ventilation
- Practice CPR: chest compressions and oral ventilation.
- Accepts functioning 3.5mm ET tube (trachea and pharynx are not anatomically correct).
- Produces a visually dramatic chest rise.
- Manually simulate respiration rate and volume.
Cleaing & Diaper Changing
- Practice cleaning, bathing, and diaper changing while neonate is in the incubator.
- Waterproof and completely immersible in water.
- Left nostril accepts a functioning 5 FR nasogastric (NG) tube.
- Tube feeding may be performed through nasal cavity.
- Fluids should not be administered through mouth.
- Various monitors, sensors, and electrodes may be attached and connected, just as they would a real neonate.
Neural Tube Defect
- Optional structure representing an open neural tube defect may be inserted into the back.
Observation & Measurement
- Observe and measure each part of the body (head, umbilicus, skin, etc.)
- Measure height, weight, and circumference of skull.
Skin & Wound Care
- Skin breakdown and visible in three typical sites: occiput (back of head) and both heels.
- Practice visual observation, care and prevention of skin breakdown, and bandaging.
- Two permanent, non-functional stomas for bag attachment and care and cleaning of the ostomy sites.
- Practice suctioning nose, oral cavity, and stomach.
- Soft, lifelike umbilicus has one functioning patent vessel.
- Umbilical stump functions can be used for blood withdrawls through a catheter or to infuse fluids.
- A separate non-functioning umbilicus represents an optional omphalocele.