Life/form® Diagnostic and Procedural Ear Trainer
Now with one exciting new trainer, students, residents and practicing physicians can master the skills needed to examine the human ear using visual cues, correctly diagnose common diseases, clean the ear canal, remove a foreign body, and perform a myringotomy with ear tube insertion. The Life/form® Diagnostic and Procedural Ear Trainer is anatomically correct. Lifelike right and left ears teach diagnostic and procedural techniques and are removable for easy maintenance and storage. For the ultimate in realism, the middle ear can be filled with various fluids. The instructor controls the color and consistency of the fluids. Another feature that brings this trainer as close to life as possible is the inclusion of nine diagnostic cartridges with full-color photo prints illustrating:
• Normal tympanic membrane
• Otitis media with effusion
• Serous otitis media
• Chronic otitis media with small and large tympanic membrane perforations
• Two views of attic cholesteatoma
• Retracted tympanic membrane
Trainer comes complete with two ears, approximately 100 pre-cut eardrums, specially formulated ear wax, three standard middle ear cartridges with syringe, adjustable stand, and a hard carry case. Otoscope, ventilation tubes, and surgical instruments are not provided.
Life/form® Pneumatic Otoscopy Kit
Partnering with the University of Virginia, Nasco also offers an exciting additional feature for the Life/form® Diagnostic and Procedural Ear Trainer. While pneumatic otoscopy is indispensable for examination of the ear, studies have shown that most are performed incorrectly! Now with the valuable feedback offered by this kit, students, residents, and practicing physicians can learn how to generate the correct amount of air pressure needed to perform accurate pneumatic otoscopy to test for tympanic membrane mobility. Kit includes a pneumatic pressure gauge, two pneumatic ears with pressure tubing, and a package of approximately 100 eardrums.