Female Catheterization Model

Soft as real tissue

The Challenge:

Have you experienced medical simulation models where the targeted anatomy feels like a rubber duckie? Or worse, one where the anatomy is so simplified that none of the complications you would face with a real patient are presented? Our client for this model wanted the surrounding anatomy and the tissue to feel and look life-like. If finding the urethra meatus is challenging in real-life then the anatomy model needed to be just as complex. The urethral opening had to be difficult to locate and not be an obvious large circular target that would be easy to catheterize.

 

Model Design:

Pulse MDM designed this female anatomy to fit in a traditional medical simulation mannequin. The model was sculpted to be wider than the mannequin cavity so that when it is inserted into the mannequin, all the structures are squished together like real female anatomy.

 

Model Benefit:

The more life-like the training, the more skills your associates and clients will build for actual clinical applications. The tissue of this model is supple and pliable for easy spreading using the thumb and index finger. The labia minora closes over the vaginal and urethral openings as found in a real patient. Unlike other stock representations, the softness of this model mimics the same challenges faced in a clinical settingto practice locating the urethral meatus and urinary catheter placement. The complex folds of the labia minora and labia minoracreate a realistic clinical scenario for cleaning the patient prior to foley catheter insertion.

 

Female Foley Catheter Insertion

 

Although this custom model is not available for sale to the public, we are delighted to make you a version that is specific to your unique medical device and procedure. Please use this link to start the process of receiving a model concept; a visual representation of how clinicians and patients will experience your product and procedure. Pulse MDM does not charge for model concepts or the conversations around them so there is no risk to see how we can help you to tell your story in the most engaging and memorable way possible.