VATA’s Quarterly Newsletter

VATA’s Quarterly Newsletter

It’s conference season! Here’s a look at where we’ve been and what’s to come in 2023.

IMSH (International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare)
January 22-24 in Orlando, Florida

Another successful IMSH in the books! We had a great time in Orlando catching up with long time partners, putting faces to names and meeting so many new people who share our passion for simulation education. We also had a chance to introduce prototypes of some new models including the Pediatric IO leg model and the Wearable IV Trainer. We received lots of positive feedback and are so excited to launch these models soon!
-Brandi Walker, Inside Sales and Account Manager

Upcoming Shows in 2023—Come Visit us!

(Infusion Nurses Society)
April 1-3, 2023
Boston, Massachusetts
Booth Number: 16

(Symposium on Advanced Wound Care)
April 27-29, 2023
National Harbor, Maryland
Booth Number: 342

(Oncology Nursing Society)
April 27-29, 2023
San Antonio, Texas
Booth Number: 641

(Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society)
June 4-6, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada
Booth Number: 219

(International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning)
June 15-17, 2023
Providence, Rhode Island
Booth Number: 623

(Symposium on Advanced Wound Care)
November 2-5, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada
Booth Number: 639


Meet Miriah

Miriah has worked in Accounting & Purchasing at VATA since 2015.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I like the variety and purchasing things when they’re hard to get…supply chain issues have made this even more of a challenge.

In your opinion, how is VATA different?

The products we make are different. Together we’re manufacturing these medical models to help students and doctors. It’s nice to know we’re helping make a difference.

What is your favorite product?

The ones that are made out of things I can get ahold of!

How To Clean Your VATA Model

Tips for cleaning VATA models:

  • Clean with soap and warm water.
  • Wipe with an isopropyl alcohol wetted, non-linting cloth.
  • If material is tacky/sticky, apply talc powder after cleaning and wipe with a dry cloth.
  • Stubborn adhesive buildups may require a stronger cleaner such as an adhesive remover (i.e. “Goo Gone”). After using the adhesive remover, follow the same steps above.

Coming Soon to VATA and YOU!

Look for the following products in early 2023.

Wearable IV

The Wearable IV takes some of the materials and designs that we have used in some of our other IV trainers, and combines it with the ability to practice on standardized patients. This allows for a more realistic setting and for clinicians to practice putting patients at ease and asking questions while simultaneously starting an IV. This wearable product will be available in multiple skin tones and most of the parts will be replaceable. Our testers specifically liked the simplicity of it, ease of set up, durability, and overall feel.

Pediatric IO Model

Most pediatric IO access models that are currently on the market just feature the tibia and lower leg. After talking to industry professionals, we learned that the distal femur has become a primary or secondary access site. With pediatrics, the margin of error is much smaller—it’s very important that clinicians are able to practice on a smaller model that’s specific to pediatrics. To meet this training need, we wanted to offer a product that also allowed for practice on the distal femur as well as the tibia and lower leg. Our Pediatric IO was molded from a 3-year-old female and does just that. Additionally, the bones are replaceable and able to be infused and aspirated with a return.

What Our Customers Have To Say

“We LOVE our VATA products! Nurses build confidence and enjoy early successes with the training on the simulators. We appreciate you very much!”

Susan D. Serfass, MSN, RN, CRNI(r)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

“After using Seymour as a prop with customers, clinicians, and surgeons as education opportunities, I am pleased to say it has been amazing. It is an incredible product structurally, material-wise, and aesthetically. I am constantly being complimented on it.”

Brittany Morrelli


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