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Our Team Is The Best Team!

Our VATA team is pretty incredible! Meet a few of the amazing people behind the scenes below! Reid This year, Reid Hatch, our Production Manager, celebrated his 30th year of working for VATA! Reid met our Founder, Tom Call, in the early days of VATA (when Tom’s garage was HQ!) and jumped right in. He has worked closely in the production of almost all of VATA’s products over the past three decades. Reid has seen it all over his 30 years at VATA,...

VATA’s Wound Boards

Skin Graft Wound Board Designed for educating healthcare providers about skin grafts and their care, this model is ideal for training and competency testing. VATA’s Skin Graft Wound Board features a hand-painted stapled skin graft for the most true-to-life patient training scenario. Made of a life-like material, this model allows for the application and easy removal of dressings, without leaving an adhesive residue. This model is excellent for explaining proper skin graft cleansing and care for patients. Routine cleansing and dressing...

Freddie Fistula: Complex Wound Care

Master complex wound care challenges with Freddie Fistula. Open abdominal wounds with actively draining fistulas present a complex wound care challenge. Freddie Fistula™ Wound Care Skills Trainer incorporates an innovative design with a realistic open abdominal wound with exposed intestines and three actively draining fistulas. This educational model allows for medical professionals to learn multiple wound care modalities to control fistula effluent and allow for optimal wound healing.

The Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom

With the highest quality imaging, our Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom provides unmatched training opportunities for successful ultrasound-guided vascular accessing. It’s so realistic that the movement of the soft tissue can be observed as the needle tip enters the vessel. This tool is excellent for beginners and more advanced clinicians as it confirms successful access with visualization of the needle entering the vein and blood return. Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom (0705) Tactile feel and puncture resistance of real human tissue. Extremely durable—it can be accessed...

Infusion Models

VATA’s Port Body in a Box and Advanced Venipuncture Training Aid are some of our most popular infusion models. Port Body in a Box VATA’s Port Body in a Box is a low cost, compact, and quick to set up training model for the teaching and practice of palpating and accessing IVADs. Supplied with a real port, this simulation lab model allows students to: Simulate accessing “tipping”, “wandering” or deeply placed IVADs. Confirm successful access with a “blood” return. Improve hand-eye coordination and gain confidence. Advanced...

Create Your Own Custom Models

From wound boards to injection pads, Vata’s custom creations are tailor-made to meet your needs. Regardless of whether you decide to customize an existing model or create a totally new product, there are no limits to your desires and our creativity. VATA can create models to help easily demonstrate how a product works at tradeshows and sales visits, or for a prospective customer to try out the product for themselves. Our most recent custom products provide a sense of our...

Wound Care

Check out our most popular wound care products! Seymour II Wound Care Model Our Seymour II is incredibly lifelike and the most comprehensive model of its kind. Model displays Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, and deep Stage 4 pressure injuries. Perfect for demonstrating wound cleansing, classification, staging, and measurement of wounds. Ostomy Pouching Trainer The most realistic and complete pouching skills trainer offered anywhere, the Ostomy Pouching Trainer includes the following features: 4 stoma placement locations. 4 different stomas. Completely reversible and rotatable. Use with...

Meet Our Team

A few VATA team members shared a little bit about themselves. Learn more about a few of our team members below. Brandi Rogers Inside Sales & Account Manager When did you join VATA? April 2019 What do you enjoy most about each workday? My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I go through my email inbox. Since we’re in the Pacific Standard Time zone, our day starts later and many of our customers have already had a chance...

Reference Guide For Disinfection in Simulation

by David Shablak, NRP, CHSOS - William Belk, NRP, FP-C Cleaning vs Disinfecting Cleaning is the physical washing away of contaminants using soap and water. Disinfecting is the use of chemicals to kill germs remain- ing on a surface. Surfaces should always be cleaned before disinfecting. EPA “List -N” List of chemicals known by the EPA to kill contagion. This list can be focused based on what you are looking to disinfect, such as COViD. Handwashing Remove jewelry and rinse hands with warm running water....

Ultrasound Products: Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom

  With the highest quality imaging, our Vascular Access Ultrasound Phantom provides unmatched training opportunities for successful ultrasound-guided vascular accessing. It’s so realistic that the movement of the soft tissue can be observed as the needle tip enters the vessel. This tool is excellent for beginners and more advanced clinicians as it confirms successful access with visualization of the needle entering the vein and blood return. Tactile feel and puncture resistance of real human tissue. Extremely durable—it can be accessed 1,000s...