Life/Form Pericardiocentesis Simulator


  • Pericardiocentesis simulator in a hard carry case
  • Ideal for trainee surgeons, cardiologists and medical students
  • Instructor can control fluid colour, volume and viscosity
  • Also used to teach chest tube maintenance and chest trauma management


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Life/Form Pericardiocentesis Simulator

While there are many causes for chest pain and shortness of breath, they can often be a result of a build of fluid around the heart or in what is medically referred to as the pericardial sac. Treatment for this condition normally involves draining the pericardial sac of fluid using a needle and small catheter. The Life/Form Pericardiocentesis Simulator comes with a range of features that enable the realistic practice and demonstration of this procedure.

What’s Included?

  • 1 x Torso
  • 5 x Fluid reservoir bags
  • 1 x Foot pump
  • 5 x Surgical skin pads
  • 1 x Subcutaneous surgical pads
  • 1 x Nurse training pad
  • 1 x Pneumothorax pads
  • 1 x Blood powder pack
  • 1 x Methyl cellulose thickener pack
  • 3 x Simulated pericardium bulbs
  • 1 x IV bag
  • 1 x Hard carry case

Who Can Use the Pericardiocentesis Simulator?

Specially designed to aid in the realistic practice and demonstration of pericardiocentesis, this Life/Form simulator is an ideal training tool for use by the following:

  • Medical students
  • Cardiologists
  • Trainee surgeons

Key Features and Benefits

  • For the realistic practice of Pericardiocentesis
  • Ideal for medical students and cardiologists
  • Pericardiocentesis can be performed in the left subxiphoid space and in the left fifth intercoastal space
  • Accurate placement of needle allows for the withdrawal of fluid from the simulated pericardium
  • Pressurised tension pneumothorax site to replicate a one-way valve
  • Site for the surgical replacement of a functional chest tube
  • Instructor can control the fluid colour, volume and viscosity
  • Allows training of ongoing chest tube maintenance
  • Allows training of pre-hospital chest trauma management
  • Five-year warranty included

How Do I Use the Pericardiocentesis Simulator?

For detailed guidance on how to use this Pericardiocentesis Simulator from Life/Form, please refer to the manual below:

  • User Instruction Manual

How Do I Clean the Pericardiocentesis Simulator?

You can care for this Life/Form simulator by adhering to the following:

  • Never place the skin on any printed material as the ink will cause indelible stains
  • Normal soil may be removed from the skin with mild soap and water
  • Handle synthetic blood with care, as it will stain fabrics and skin
  • Rinse the fluid reservoir bag thoroughly after each use and leave the cap open so it can dry
  • Disassemble, rinse if needed, and drain the pericardiocentesis system. Allow all components to air dry before storage
  • Change the location of the IV bag clamp from time to time to prevent damage to the tubing
  • Do not expose the trainer to excessive heat

How Long Will the Simulator Last?

Made using high quality materials that are durable, this Life/Form simulator allows for extended use for many training sessions to come. This product also comes with five-year warranty for your peace of mind.

What Other Life/Form Products Are There Available?

With over 20 years experience in healthcare simulation, Life/Form are a leading brand in medical and first aid training tools. You can browse our range of Life/Form Manikins and Trainers on our website.

Please contact the Medical Supplies Customer Care Team by telephone on +44 7985 753735 for enquiries pertaining to the Delivery of this product.

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