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Product No. KKMW45

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.

Features

Overview

  • Easy to use model which gives learners and teachers confidence in skill acquisition
  • Positive recognition of the accuracy of nasal swabs
  • Avoiding teaching false negatives

Realism

  • Differing left and right nostrils allow for training in anatomical nasal passages

Versatility

  • Affordable accurate training can take place to gain confidence and increase accuracy of swab collection

Safety

  • Latex free

Anatomy

  • Anatomically accurate representation of adult head
  • A tethered tongue allows for the student to manage the skill of tongue depression whilst taking a swab
Skills

Skills Gained

  • Collection of diagnostic respiratory specimens
  • Skills of tongue depression whilst pharyngeal swabbing
Contains
  • KKMW45 - Head and Shoulders

    KKMW45 - Head and Shoulders

  • KKMW45 - Cross Sectional Model

    KKMW45 - Cross Sectional Model

  • KKMW45 - Syringe (30ml)

    KKMW45 - Syringe (30ml)

  • KKMW45 - Disposable Cup

    KKMW45 - Disposable Cup

  • KKMW45 - Swabs for Coloring

    KKMW45 - Swabs for Coloring

  • KKMW45 - Instruction Manual

    KKMW45 - Instruction Manual

Curriculum

References

Interim Infection Prevention and Control recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Settings

When collecting diagnostic respiratory specimens (e.g., nasopharyngeal swab) from a patient with possible COVID-19, the following should occur: - Specimen collection should be performed in a normal examination room with the door closed. - HCP in the room should wear an N95 or higher-level respirator (or facemask if a respirator is not available), eye protection, gloves, and a gown. If respirators are not readily available, they should be prioritized for other procedures at higher risk for producing infectious aerosols (e.g., intubation), instead of for collecting nasopharyngeal swabs. - The number of HCP present during the procedure should be limited to only those essential for patient care and procedure support. Visitors should not be present for specimen collection. - Clean and disinfect procedure room surfaces promptly as described in the section on environmental infection control below. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020