VATA Inc.’s 2400/2402 Chester Chest™ has been an industry standard in healthcare simulation since 1986 for the teaching of central line care. Chester Chest™ features a standard arm with a dual lumen 5FR PICC exiting the basilic vein from the inner bicep area and a pre-positioned 20g IV catheter in the forearm. Chester Chest™ makes it possible to teach and practice the infusion, withdrawal, care, securement and dressings of the following vascular access lines: IVAD placed in the chest, Hickman-like central line, PICC line, IV site and optional Triple lumen jugular and subclavian catheters. With this model, it is possible to simulate accessing the following IVAD placements: normal, “tipping”, “wandering”, or deeply placed. Successful access is confirmed by a blood return. Fluid can be infused and blood withdrawn from all the lines.
VATA’s Chester Chest Model
- Industry standard in the teaching of central line care.
- Practice infusion, withdrawal, securement, and dressings of multiple vascular access lines.
- Additional Details
2400/2402 Chester Chest™ has been an industry standard since it was developed by VATA in 1986 for the teaching of central line care. The right chest area of the Chester Chest™ model has a 9.6Fr tunneled central catheter that is visible up to the clavicle. The Dacron cuff on this catheter is also discernable. The external jugular vein is slightly raised with an opening to attach your own triple lumen catheter. There is also an opening in the upper chest area of this patient simulation model for placement of a subclavian catheter. These optional catheters are available, or if you prefer, you can send us the catheters your institution uses and we will install them into your Chester Chest at no charge.
Simulate accessing the following IVAD placements in this medical simulation model: “normal”, “tipping”, “wandering” or deeply placed in the left chest area. Successful access is confirmed by a “blood” return. Fluid can be infused and “blood” withdrawn from all the lines.
Chester’s arm features a dual 5Fr PICC exiting the basilic vein from the inner bicep area, which is currently the preferred site for placement. The basilic vein is slightly raised for easy identification. Also featured is a pre-positioned 20g IV catheter in the forearm.
The Chester Chest™ healthcare simulation model is a great tool for teaching, competency testing, skills assessment, fluid infusion, “blood” withdrawal and dressing securement techniques associated with central access devices!
Optional carry case available 0401.
Shipping Weight: 10lbs (4.5kg)
Shipping Dimensions: 22”x 18” x9” (55.9cm x45.7cm x22.9cm)
Product Weight: 7.4lbs(3.36kg)
Product Dimensions: 15.6”x 23.5”x 10” (39.69cm x 59.69cm x 25.4cm )
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH A NEW CHESTER CHEST™?
Chester Chest™ includes a life size torso, with a real Implanted Vascular Access Device (IVAD), tunneled central venous catheter, 0405 Outer Tissue Flap, difficult accessing inserts 0420, 0430 and 0440, a tubing set with a simulated blood reservoir bag, simulated blood, a slightly raised external jugular opening for placement of an external jugular catheter, opening for the placement of a subclavian catheter, a detachable right arm with a 20g IV catheter in place, a dual 5 Fr PICC, talc powder and User’s Manual.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO GET FOR CHESTER CHEST™?
If you plan to transport your model from one location to another, you may want to purchase the 0401 Optional Carrying Case.
MY CHESTER CHEST™ DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE ONE ON THE WEBSITE; MINE DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME ARM AS SHOWN.
Chester Chest™ has remained the same except for a design change of the detachable arm in April 2008. The arm is now positioned with a greater degree of rotation and extension than the previous arm. The arm has a dual 5Fr PICC exiting the basilic vein from the inner bicep area and a 20g IV catheter in place.
WE HAVE HAD OUR CHESTER CHEST™ FOR MANY YEARS AND IT IS LOOKING VERY TIRED. DO YOU OFFER A REFURBISHING SERVICE?
We know that the purchase of training models is a significant investment. Realizing this VATA is proud to offer a refurbishing service, to new condition, for a “tired” and well – used Chester Chest™, at about half the cost of a new one. Please call for information on returning your Chester Chest™. Once your model is received, it will be evaluated for needed refurbishing and you will receive an estimate for your approval before any refurbishing is started.
HOW DO I USE THE THREE DIFFICULT ACCESSING INSERTS, 0420, 0430 & 0440 THAT COME WITH CHESTER CHEST™?
The Difficult Accessing Inserts 0420/0421, 0430/0431 & 0440/0441 are used with the port to demonstrate different situations that can be encountered when accessing. The 0420/0421 and 0430/0431 are placed under the port to demonstrate a “wandering” or “tipping” port, respectively. The 0440/0441 is placed over the port with the 0420/0421 under the port to demonstrate a “deeply placed port”. All three of the inserts have the product number embossed on them.
CAN YOU WITHDRAW AND INFUSE FROM THE VASCULAR ACCESS DEVICES ON THE MODEL?
Yes, you can withdraw and infuse fluids from all the devices on the model. When withdrawing you will get a simulated blood return.
CAN I ORDER CHESTER CHEST™ WITH A TRIPLE LUMEN CATHETER?
Yes, we have generic Triple Lumen Catheters 0410 available for purchase. Or if you prefer, we will install a triple lumen catheter that you provide, in either the external jugular or subclavian position, at no additional charge. If you want to be able to infuse and withdraw from all the lumens, a 0418 Universal Catheter Connector for a 5 or 6Fr catheter or a 0454 Universal Catheter Connector for a 7– 9.6Fr catheter will need to be purchased.
THE 0405/0404 OUTER TISSUE FLAP ON OUR CHESTER CHEST™ IS GETTING SMALL TEARS WHERE WE INSERT THE HUBER NEEDLES. WHAT IS CAUSING THIS TO HAPPEN?
There are several things that you can do to minimize tears: 1. Do not palpate the port using the fingernail. 2. Do not “rock” the needle back and forth to confirm that the needle tip has passed through the septum and is against the base of the port. 3. Do not pull the Outer Tissue Flap back while the needle is in the port’s septum to visually confirm the needle placement. These techniques are not used with patients and should not be used on Chester Chest™. In formulating the material for the flap, we had a choice to either make the flap with a softer and more realistic “tissue-like” feel or unrealistically hard and tending to never “wear out”. The more realistic feel was our choice. The Outer Tissue Flap will wear out over time and is replaceable with 0405/0404 Outer Tissue Flap Replacement.
THE OUTER TISSUE FLAP 0405/0404 IS DIRTY AND STICKY. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
When you originally received your model, you also received instructions on the care of the outer tissue flap and a container of cornstarch talc. The instructions advised cleaning the soft outer tissue flap with alcohol and a non-linting cloth, allowing it to air dry. This should be followed by sprinkling the cornstarch talc on the outer tissue flap and lightly wiping off the excess.
CAN I ORDER THE MODEL WITHOUT THE ARM?
Chester Chest™ is not offered without the arm.
WE USE PERIPHERAL PORTS IN OUR INSTITUTION. IS THERE ANY WAY THAT THE CARE OF THESE DEVICES CAN BE DEMONSTRATED ON CHESTER CHEST™?
Yes, you can purchase 2410/2412 Chester Chest™ with Port Access Arm. Or if you already have a Chester Chest™ you can upgrade the arm by purchasing 2386/2387 Port Access Arm for Chester Chest which can be installed on any Chester model. The Port Access Arm has a recessed area for attachment of a Peripheral Port.
CAN I PRACTICE PLACING A PICC LINE IN CHESTER CHEST™?
It is not possible to practice placing a PICC Line in Chester Chest™. You can practice and teach; exit site care, dressings, and infusion and withdrawal of the dual PICC line. If you wish to practice the placement of PICC Lines, you would use 0600 Peter PICC Line™.