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Life/form® Micro-Preemie Simulator (Light Skin)

This lifelike simulator is designed to train students in the care of extremely low-birth-weight premature infants. It's an ideal team-training aid for multiple births or other high-risk delivery and transport scenarios, and for teaching the care and handling techniques for babies requiring multiple medical interventions. Comes with the simulator, 2 airways (1 installed), umbilical cord, unilateral chest block, bilateral chest block, omphalocele, attachable neural tube defect, a 3 cc syringe, a 25-gauge butterfly infusion set, blood powder, a diaper, a hat, lubricant, instructions for use, and a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

Item: LF01280U

Unit Price: $375.00

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Key Features and Benefits

Life/form® Micro-Preemie Simulator (Light Skin) features:

  • Realistic anatomy of a premature infant born at 25 weeks:
    • weighs less than 2 lb
    • preemie's pose
    • lack of muscle tone
  • Training capabilities in:
    • Airway, breathing, and ventilation skills
      • Accepts functioning 2.5 mm ET tube (note: trachea and pharynx are not anatomically correct)
      • Bilateral lung expansion with visually dramatic chest rise
      • Instructors can manually control rate and depth of respiration
    • Chest tube insertion and care
      • A permanent site in the neonate's right side accepts a nonfunctional 8-10 FR chest tube
      • Students can practice chest tube insertion and care of the chest tube area
    • Cleaning and diaper changing
      • Students can practice cleaning, bathing, and diaper changing while neonate is in the incubator
      • Cold cream may be used to simulate vernix to let students practice cleaning neonate's delicate skin
      • Waterproof and completely immersible in water
    • Delivery
      • Students can practice emergency delivery and transport scenarios
    • Gastrointestinal care
      • Left nostril accepts a functioning 5 FR nasogastric tube to practice tube feeding and suctioning
    • Monitoring
      • Various monitors, sensors, and electrodes may be attached and connected, just as they would be on a real neonate
    • Neural tube defect (myelomeningocele) recognition and care
      • Optional structure representing an open neural tube defect easily attaches to the back
    • Observation and measurement
      • Students can observe and measure each part of the body, including the head, umbilicus, and skin
      • Students can measure the height, weight, and circumference of the skull
    • Pulmonary function
      • Two different lung blocks are provided: a normal block simulating bilateral expansion of the lungs, and a second, unilateral block simulating a collapsed right lung
    • Scenarios
      • Instructors can build customized high-risk delivery, emergency, transport, and NICU scenarios
    • Skin and wound care
      • Soft, durable, lifelike skin
      • Delicate appearance and texture of real skin
      • Skin breakdown is visible in three typical sites: occiput (back of head) and both heels
      • Students can practice visual observation, care, prevention of skin breakdown, and bandaging
    • Stoma care
      • Permanent, nonfunctional stoma to practice bag attachment, care, and cleaning of the ostomy site
    • Suction
      • Students can practice suctioning the nose, oral cavity, and stomach
    • Umbilicus care
      • Soft, lifelike umbilicus has one functioning patent vessel
      • Students can practice placement of umbilical lines
      • Students can practice blood withdrawal or infuse fluids through a catheter
      • A separate nonfunctioning umbilicus represents an optional omphalocele
      • Umbilical cords are made of soft, realistic material and can be attached and detached easily
    • Venous access
      • Four embedded sites can accept an IV catheter or a butterfly infusion needle: right scalp, left arm, left dorsum of hand, and right foot
      • Patent umbilicus
      • Other sites may be used to practice needle insertion and bandaging

Life/form® Micro-Preemie Simulator (Light Skin) benefits:

  • Flexible -- offers training opportunities for a number of commonly performed procedures
  • Perfect for team training in the delivery and care of multiples or other high-risk delivery and transport scenarios
  • Simple to use for simulation, requires no specialized equipment, and compact and portable
  • Perfect for NICU, emergency medical response teams, flight medics, mock code scenarios, nursing schools, medical schools, hospitals, and parent and family education

Comes with:

  • Micro-preemie simulator
  • 2 airways (1 installed)
  • Bilateral and unilateral lung blocks
  • Umbilical cord
  • Omphalocele
  • Attachable neural tube defect
  • 3 cc syringe
  • 25 gauge butterfly infusion set
  • Blood powder
  • Diaper
  • Hat
  • Lubricant
  • Instructions for use
  • 5-year manufacturer's warranty

Dimensions and Specifications

  • Measurements:
    • 12" from head to heel
    • 2" deep
    • 8.5" from hand to hand
    • 6" from toe to toe
    • 4" from shoulder to shoulder
    • 9.25" head circumference
    • 8.5" stomach circumference
  • Simulator weight: less than 2 lb
  • Shipping weight: 4 lb

Additional Supplies Needed for Operation


Accessories and Replacement Supplies

Life/form® Micro-Preemie Simulator Consumables Kit (item no. ECLF01206AU)
Life/form® Micro-Preemie Simulator Tubing Kit (item no. ECLF01206BU)
Life/form® Micro-Preemie Simulator Replacement Kit (Light Skin) (item no. ECLF01206CU)

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