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Product No. 60000

Abdominal Examination Trainer

$10,320.00 AUD Price does not include taxes or delivery
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This Abdominal Examination Trainer is an anatomically accurate adult male torso. It can be used to teach and practice palpation of the abdomen, auscultation, and percussion elements of abdominal or gastrointestinal (GI) examination.

Limbs & Things' Abdominal Examination Trainers (Products 60000 and 60054) come with interchangeable organs in a variety of sizes. They also feature an integral MP3 player providing realistic sounds, this helps trainees recognize and differentiate a range of abnormal organs and pathologies.

The interchangeable organs give trainees the experience of a range of pathologies before encountering a real patient. Palpation of the abdomen feels life-like with the stretchable skin and Rectus Bag (abdominal fluid bag).

Abdominal Examination Trainer is ideal for OSCE preparation and assessment, and helps the student gain key skills such as:

  • Identification of ascites, specifically shifting dullness and fluid thrill
  • Identification of gaseous distension and bowel obstruction
  • Ballottement of kidneys
  • Familiarity with the abdominal regions and underlying anatomy

This product comes with a mains power cable but can be powered with batteries if needed.

Take a couple of minutes to watch our video guide to the Limbs & Things Abdominal Examination Trainer.

FAQs

What is the Abdominal Examination Trainer used for?

Trainees can use the simulator to practice abdominal assessments, also known as gastrointestinal examinations (GI). Different combinations of this product will help to identify a variety of gastrointestinal pathologies.

What skills can be learnt with the abdominal examination simulator?

Our abdominal simulator aids in learning key diagnostic skills, including: abdominal palpation, auscultation, and percussion. Visit the Skills tab on this page for a complete list related to this product.

What are the benefits of the Limbs & Things abdominal trainer?

The life like skin of the abdominal wall is durable and stretches well to accommodate gaseous distension and ascites simulations.

Interchangeable organs (including livers, spleen, abdominal aortas and masses) allow trainees to experience a range of pathologies. Visit the Features tab on this page for a complete list related to this product.

What scenarios can be set up on the abdominal examination simulator?

Scenarios include:

  • Carcinoma or mass in the left iliac fossa
  • Liver metastasis
  • Lymphoma
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Acute urinary retention
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Enlarged kidneys

How is the Abdominal Examination Trainer powered?

The trainer is run by a mains power cable, however, you can use 4 AA batteries if power is unavailable.

Features

Overview

  • Trainer or Simulated Patient can vary respiratory movement of liver and spleen by the turn of a wheel
  • Integral amplifier and surface mounted MP3 player. Allows training in auscultation of normal and high-pitched or obstructed bowel sounds, renal and aortic bruits
  • Volume of bowel sounds can be adjusted, and the MP3 player allows you to add additional sounds
  • Distension set allows for realistic checking for ascites using percussion, shifting dullness or fluid thrill technique. As well as simulation of bowel obstruction on percussion and auscultation
  • Pulse bulb allows simulation of a normal and aneurysmal aortic pulse

Realism

  • Organs feel realistic on palpation and respond appropriately to percussion
  • Life like quality of abdominal skin allows stretching for gaseous distension and ascites simulation
  • Realistic ballottement of enlarged kidney

Versatility

  • Abdominal skin is simple to remove, allowing quick and easy changeover of organs
  • Suitable for both bench top use and hybrid use with a Simulated Patient
  • Model can be rolled onto its side for examination of ascites and shifting dullness

Cleaning

  • Skin surface is easily washable using soap and water

Safety

  • Product is Latex free
  • Weight of model is within male and female health and safety limits for lifting to chest height

Anatomy

  • Torso features include an abdomen, pelvis and lower part of the thorax
  • Bony landmarks include ribs, costal margin, xiphisternum, pubic crest and anterior superior iliac spine
  • 3 livers: slightly enlarged, enlarged with smooth edge and enlarged liver with irregular edge
  • Slightly enlarged and markedly enlarged spleens
  • 2 enlarged kidneys
  • Distended bladder
  • Normal and aneurysmal aortas
  • Set of 6 Abdominal Pathologies including 4 smooth masses and 2 irregular hard masses
  • Distension Set including ascites bag, gaseous distension bag, pump and foam insert
  • Simplified representation of lower thoracic and lumbar spine
Skills

Skills Gained

  • Familiarity with the abdominal regions and underlying anatomy
  • Practice in abdominal palpation, auscultation and percussion
  • Ability to recognize and differentiate a range of abnormal organs and pathologies
  • Identification of ascites, specifically shifting dullness and fluid thrill
  • Identification of gaseous distension and bowel obstruction
  • Ballottement of kidneys
  • Professional-to-patient communication
Contains
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    Abdominal Examination Skin

    Product No. 60006

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    Abdominal Rectus Bag

    Product No. 60007

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    Foam Organ Pegboard Assembly

    Product No. 60008

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    Abdominal Wall

    Product No. 60009

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    Abdominal Examination Livers (Set of 3)

    Product No. 60010

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    Abdominal Examination Spleens (Set of 2)

    Product No. 60011

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    Abdominal Examination Kidneys (Set of 2)

    Product No. 60012

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    Abdominal Examination Bladder

    Product No. 60013

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    Abdominal Examination Pathologies (Set of 6)

    Product No. 60014

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    Abdominal Examination Aortas (Set of 2)

    Product No. 60015

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    Abdominal Examination Distension Set

    Product No. 60016

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    Abdominal Examination Ascites Bag

    Product No. 60047

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  • Power supply

    Power supply

  • AA Batteries (x4)

    AA Batteries (x4)

  • 2 Carry cases

    2 Carry cases

Also contains: Abdominal Examination Base Unit (Product No. 60005)

Curriculum

References

Postgraduate Junior Doctors

CPMEC Australian Curriculm Framework for Junior Doctors v 3.1, 2012, p.7: History and Examination: Performs a comprehensive examination of all systems; Elicits symptoms & signs relevant to the presenting problem or condition. Discriminates between the possible differential diagnoses relevant to a patient's presenting problems or conditions

Specialist GP Trainees

Paramedics

Undergraduate Medicine

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