Nasopharyngeal Swab Collection Simulator
Developed in response to training needs for COVID-19 identification and the collection of other respiratory specimens such as influenza, this model allows for the training of both nasal and pharyngeal swab collection.
The angled adult head and shoulders allow for pharyngeal swab training, where trainees can accurately learn the skill of tongue depression as the swab is taken.
For nasal swabs, the accuracy of key skill acquisition can be identified as the swab will appear pigmented when it is in the right position in the nasal cavity (with differing profiles in the left and right nostril). To aid the learner's understanding of the procedure, a cross sectional anatomical model is included.