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Ostomy Care Simulator

Designed to help introduce the essentials of ostomy care to patients and students, this unit is ideal for demonstration and practice for several procedures. The anatomy of both a colostomy and ileostomy are carefully reproduced to provide lifelike functions and appearance. Dilation of the stomas can be demonstrated and practiced, along with application of postoperative and permanent ostomy bags. The colostomy can actually be irrigated. Syringes are included to pump materials through the unit to provide drainage and excretion at the ileostomy and colostomy. The syringes are inserted through ports in the back of the simulator. One pumps the ileostomy with clear water, or water tinted for exact realism, and the other syringe pumps synthetic stool to the colostomy. The consistency of the stool can be varied by using water to thin the material, and most of the stool can be salvaged and reused. A soft, pliable material is used for the stomas in order to achieve a most realistic tactile sensation.

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HSL Call number: MD 145

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