Really good manikin for training in urethral and suprapubic catheterisation. The students were impressed and found the practice very helpful
However, just a couple of design things we felt could be improved, considering the price, was that although the male is really realistic, the female however is not particularly anatomically accurate so is actually easy to catheterise which as we know is not the case on a patient.
We have found that the bottles and bladders leak a little but just have to be extra tightened.
Also felt it would be helpful if the design meant we could have a bladder on both the urethra and suprapubic at the same time so you could practice both rather than having to deconstruct and re set up the manikin which then leaks everywhere.
Having said that it is still really good and we do recommend it and Sims and Skills were really helpful in sending it out urgently . Great responsive company.
Thank you for such insightful feedback. I will forward your comments to the manufacturer for their consideration, I know they will be very grateful. All the best, Mark.
Pro Catheterisation Simulator - Urethral & Suprapubic
The P93 PRO Catheterisation Trainer Set can be used to realistically demonstrate, practice and evaluate female and male bladder catheterisations either via the urethra (transurethral) or the abdominal wall (suprapubic).
Pro Catheterisation Simulator Features:
Transurethral & Superpubic Catheterisation
Male and Female inserts that are quick and easy to change
The ONLY catheter trainer with varying levels of difficulty
The easy-to-change genital inserts are placed into the anatomically correct lower abdominal model and held in place with magnets.
Both inserts are made from soft, flexible material: Foreskin and labia are movable and the penis can be stretched. This way the student can practise all the necessary gestures for catheterisation.
The material gives a realistic feeling when inserting and removing the catheter into the bladder with realistic resistance and insertion depths.
When the catheter has been correctly inserted, fluid runs out just like with a real patient. The catheter can also be checked through the transparent bladder.
The abdominal wall on the PRO version can be removed for better visualisation of the procedure during urethral catheterisation.
Various levels of difficulty:
On the male insert, three different levels of narrowing of the urethra can be set. In the narrowest setting, catheterisation is not possible, leading to the conclusion that a suprapubic catheter is needed.
Change and supply of a suprapubic urinary catheter:
If catheterisation through the urethra is no longer possible, a suprapubic catheter must be inserted. The suprapubic catheter is usually placed by the doctor through the abdominal wall into the filled urinary bladder and fixed to the abdominal wall.
The PRO version can be used to practise changing the suprapubic catheter and its care. Care includes changing dressings, cleaning the catheter and disinfecting the wound.
All the benefits of the P93 PRO catheterisation simulators in the set at a glance:
Female and male catheterisation with realistic resistance
3 levels of adjustable narrowing of the urethra
Soft and movable foreskin and labia (for practising disinfection, for example)
Anatomically realistic pelvic structure
Liquid outflow if catheterisation is successfully carried out
The transparent bladder can be checked, and the abdominal wall can be removed
Training of suprapubic catheter changes as well as their cleaning and care
Stands securely on the table thanks to the non-slip feet
Magnetic connectors for quick set-up and dismantling
Easy to clean and maintain, and can be completely taken apart
A sponge on the inside prevents a build-up of moisture
Realistic lower abdominal model
Male and female catheterisation set with transparent bladder
Bottle and tube connectors
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 41 x 29 cm Weight: 6.2 kg
Note: For catheterisation, we recommend using catheters with only one or two drainage eyes opposite each other. Both silicone and PVC catheters can be used. We recommend the following catheters:
Tip: According to the guidelines for correct catheterisation, even during the simulation, lubricating gel (not included) should be placed into the urethra to ensure that the catheter can be inserted smoothly. Alternatively, some lubricating gel can be placed on the tip of the catheter.