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Vascular Access Training Models


Canine Head Model The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine introduces the latest in alternatives to animal use in teaching: Vascular Access Training Models (VATMs). These lifelike animal mannequins permit training of veterinary students and technicians in realistic venipuncture and vascular access techniques.

VATMs are designed to provide students with the correct “look” and “feel” while learning to give injections, place catheters or draw blood. Repeated use of these models will help students develop the skills and confidence necessary for vascular access before their first experience with a live animal. Special features of the VATMs include identifiable and palpable structural landmarks, replaceable vessels, flashback response, and a moveable, replaceable skin and components to provide longevity for the model. Two models are available: the canine head and neck, and the canine foreleg.


Canine Head Model
Canine Head Model

The head and neck model consists of a sculpted mandrel containing channels for a simulated jugular vein covered with a moveable latex “skin”. It can be used to teach advanced techniques such as placement of through-the-needle catheters, special procedures like the Seldinger (guide wire) Technique for placement of multi-lumen and pulmonary artery catheters, and blood collection techniques with a syringe and needle, or through an existing catheter.
Price: $600.00 (Catalog No. DOGH1)

Canine Foreleg Model

The foreleg is similarly constructed and contains a simulated cephalic vein. It can be used to teach students blood collection, fluid and drug administration, and the fundamentals of catheterization using the butterfly and over-the-needle catheter.
Price: $466.00 (Catalog No. DOGL1)

An instructional videotape pertaining to the use of these models is included at no extra charge.


Replacement Head Skin

New latex skin to replace worn or damaged original. Instructions included. Replacement tubing must be ordered separately.
Price $400.00 (Catalog No: 42112-1)

Replacement Foreleg Skin

New latex skin to replace worn or damaged original. Instructions included. Replacement tubing must be ordered separately.
Price $334.00 (Catalog No: 4113-1)

Replacement Head Vein Tubing (6 feet)

New tubing to replace worn or damaged original vascular tubing for Canine Head model. Replacement instructions included.
Price $18.00 (Catalog No: 4113-3)

Replacement Foreleg Vein Tubing (4 feet)

New tubing to replace worn or damaged original vascular tubing for Canine Foreleg model. Replacement instructions included.
Price $12.00 (Catalog No: 4112-3)



 

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Vascular Access Training Models were developed by Dr. Jan Ilkiw, Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Patient Care, with funds provided by a gift from the Bosack Kruger Foundation of Redmond, Washington. The models are manufactured exclusively for the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis.

 

Our website:
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/products/vatm.cfm