Product No. 61230

Chest Drain & Needle Decompression Trainer

$5,320.00 Price does not include taxes or delivery
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The Limbs & Things Chest Drain and Needle Decompression trainer is the ideal simulator to deliver training in both surgical and guide-wire assisted thoracostomy and thoracentesis. The model features both bone and soft tissue landmarks, as well as internal ultrasound anatomy.

Suitable for delivering the ATLS 10th edition course, the model can be used to simulate chest tube insertions (including the Seldinger technique through its ultrasound capability), chest drainage, and needle decompression techniques which are taught in both foundation and advanced training curriculum.

Limbs & Things' range of ATLS trainers allow for the running of multiple stations simultaneously, with ongoing consumable costs as little as $20 per class of 16 learners. Built with versatility in mind, product care is simple, and is latex-free.



  • Reservoirs can be filled with fluid or mock blood to represent pleural effusion
  • Bilateral chest drain and needle decompression pads


  • Can give the impression of breathing under ultrasound when using the advanced pad
  • Needle decompression air reservoirs provide realistic release of air on insertion of needle


  • Suitable for supine, sitting or leaning forwards positions
  • Works with thoracic seals when using the standard pad
  • Affordable replaceable pads


  • Latex free


  • Representation of adult male thorax with arms raised
  • Bony and soft tissue landmarks: manubriosternal joint, clavicles, ribs, pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi
  • Internal ultrasound anatomy: diaphragmatic structures and collapsed lung

Skills Gained

  • Needle decompression of a tension pneumothorax (at both the 2nd and 5th intercostal space)
  • Open, or cut-down chest drain insertion: recognition of correct position, surgical incision, blunt dissection through chest wall, perforation of pleura and finger sweep
  • Suture of tube to chest wall
  • Ultrasound-guided chest drain insertion (Seldinger-type), including insertion of needle under direct vision and ultrasonic recognition of chest structures
  • Management of pleural effusion 
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National Association of State EMS Officials: National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines (2016, page 185): Trauma: If absent or diminished breath sounds in a hypotensive patient, consider tension pneumothorax, perform needle decompression

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