Product No. 60230

Chest Drain & Needle Decompression Trainer (Light Skin Tone)

Skin Tone:

Limbs & Things' Chest Drain & Needle Decompression Trainer has been designed to meet the specific requirements of healthcare professionals. The trainer is also approved for use on ATLS V10 courses, with needle decompression possible at the 2nd, 4th and 5th intercostal spaces.

This product is the ideal simulator to deliver training in both surgical and guide-wire assisted thoracostomy and thoracentesis, chest drainage and needle decompression techniques. Chest tube insertion is possible on both types of pad, with the Advanced model’s eco-lucent material allowing practice of Seldinger’s ultrasound technique.

A more realistic experience for trainees

Needle Decompression Pads, located on the midclavicular lines, are used for the management of tension pneumothorax and produce a realistic “hiss” of air releasing. A saline filled syringe can also be used to observe bubbles of gas releasing from the chest cavity.

Standard pads included in this Trainer come backed with a “pleural layer” that offers a realistic “pop” on insertion of finger or forceps into the pleural space. These foam pads are suitable for use with adhesive dressings, and sutures can be applied to secure the chest tube.

Advanced pads can be used with mock fluids to simulate pleural effusions or hemothorax when using ultrasound guided techniques. The locking mechanism included in the Trainer gives a firm seal against leakage, and the silicone skin self-seals after needle and guide-wire insertions. (Stress-tested under lab conditions for repeated usage.)

Using the black pump provided, chest decompression sites can be recharge with air for repeated practice scenarios. The blue Respiratory Swing pump enables the trainer to simulate movement within the liquid of the chest cavity when using ultrasound guided procedures.


Is it easy to use mock fluids with the chest drain simulator?

Yes. Reservoirs in the back of the chest model can be filled with water for use in simulations. At the end of the training session, any remaining fluids can be drained via the tubes in the back of the model

It’s important to note that the Advanced Chest Drain Pads need to be securely fitted between the torso and the rib frames. Monitor the area as you add liquid to the trainer, if you see any leaking, stop and tighten the retaining knobs or replace the pad as appropriate.

Download the Chest Drain & Needle Decompression Trainer User Guide for more details.

Can medical student use ultrasound devices during training scenarios?

Students will be able to practice ultrasound techniques when using the Advanced Chest Drain Pads, specifically the Seldinger technique.

Is this Chest Drain Trainer model able to simulate breathing?

Though the Chest Drain Trainers don’t have a functional airway system, you are able to simulate “fluid swing” during ultrasound procedures. This is done by using the blue pulse bulb to agitate the fluid inside the torso while performing a scan.

Can the Russell PneumoFix® be used in practice sessions on the Limbs & Things Chest Drain model?

Yes. The Russell PneumoFix® chest decompression device is compatible with our Chest mannikins, for the practice of tension pneumothorax and pleural effusion.



  • Approved for use in ATLS V10 courses
  • Reservoirs in the rear of the model can be filled with fluid or mock blood to represent pleural effusion


  • Needle decompression air reservoirs provide realistic releases of air on insertion of needle
  • Anatomically accurate representation of an adult male torso with raised arms
  • Standard Pads have a Pleural Layer which has realistic give and “pop” when puncturing with forceps or finger
  • Combined use of the Advanced Pads and the chest reservoirs allows for the simulation of pleural effusion


  • Able to perform the Seldinger Technique
  • Trainer can be used in a sitting or supine position


  • Clean the product with a damp soft cloth or sponge, using warm water with mild detergent
  • Always drain, clean and dry after use to ensure that the trainer remains in good condition


  • This product is latex free
  • Product must be stored dry
  • Trainer & accessories are heavy when packed in carrying case, take care when transporting
  • Standard Chest Drain Pads are not suitable for use with liquids


  • Adult male torso with raised arms
  • Internal landmarks: ribs, lung and diaphragm

Skills Gained

  • Needle decompression/ needle thoracostomy of a tension pneumothorax at both the 2nd and 5th intercostal space
  • Ultrasound guided chest tube insertion, also known as the Seldinger Technique, including insertion of the needle into the pleural space under direct vision and ultrasonic recognition of chest structures
  • Open or cut-down chest tube insertion, including recognition of correct position, surgical incision, blunt dissection through the chest wall, perforation of pleura and finger sweep
  • Suturing of the tube to the chest wall
  • Use of a chest drain, including using with an underwater seal
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  • Carry case

    Carry case

Also contains:

  • Chest Drain Needle Decompression Pump
  • Chest Drain Respiratory Swing Pump
  • 12 piece Slotted Retaining Knobs set with tightening key
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