- Detailed Description
DetailsArin Apron™ - 0220 is a unisex model of the chest for pre or post-op patient self-care practicing with Central Venous Catheters (CVC's). Arin Apron™ can be comfortably worn in an apron fashion by both males and females. It is the only apron manufactured from a stain resistant material, allowing the repeated use of all commonly used catheter care solutions. Arin Apron™ has two pre-positioned real CVC's, one on the right side and one on the left side of the apron. The catheters' distal ends are attached to a simulated blood reservoir bag on the back of the model to permit blood withdrawal or fluid infusion. The catheters' subcutaneous tunnels are visible up to and just over the clavicle and the Dacron cuffs are also discernible. Although patient literature and directions are plentiful for catheter care, the key to gaining self-confidence and proficiency is actual hands-on practice. This model can be used pre-op to teach and assess the knowledge and techniques of the patient and their support persons. Post-operatively patients can practice on this model without the fear of making mistakes or having to deal with negative body images. Arin Apron™ enables the patient to develop hand-eye coordination as it relates to: Flushing Techniques, Infusion Technique, Maintenance, Dressing Changes, Securing and Blood Withdrawal. These features offer the unique opportunity for patients and support persons to have supervised, hands-on participation in a realistic situation reducing anxiety and providing confidence while eliminating the risk of infection. The visual and tactile experience provided lends itself to a natural and positive transition to the patient's own catheter. Arin Apron™ - 0220 consists of a unisex apron for the chest, two real CVC's, simulated blood reservoir bag, tubing, and fabric carrying bag with zippered supply pouch. Size: 20 X 15 X 0.25 Sh. wt. 6.0 lbs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
0220 - Arin Apron™ For Practice Of Patient Self Care
What is included with a new Arin Apron™?
Arin Apron™ includes a unisex model of the chest area, worn in an apron style, two real single lumen Central Venous Catheters (Hickman™-like) exiting the chest on the right and on the left sides, a simulated blood reservoir bag, simulated blood, tubing, neck strap and a fabric carrying case with zippered side pouch for supplies.
How is Arin Apron™ used?
Arin Apron™ is worn in an apron style by males or females for pre-op or post-op practice of caring for their tunneled Central Venous Catheter (Hickman™ -like) eliminating the risk of infection and reducing anxiety of manipulating the actual catheter themselves.
Why does the model have central lines on both the right and left sides?
By having central lines on both the right and left sides, patients are assured of a realistic practice experience on the same side as their own catheter, helping develop hand-eye coordination.
Can the patient practice infusion and withdrawal?
Yes, there is a simulated blood reservoir bag in a cloth pouch on the backside of the apron that permits fluid infusion and simulated blood withdrawal.
Does the model come with a carrying case?
Yes, the model comes with a soft-side fabric carrying case which includes a side pouch for storage of supplies.
What do I use to clean the model?
You can use soap and water. Caution: Pen and ink can stain the model.
Can I put dressings on the Arin Apron™?
Yes, we have developed a new material that allows dressings to stick well enough for demonstration purposes but not stick so aggressively that they are difficult to remove. Dressings should not be left on the model for extended periods of time or overnight.
How do I remove residual adhesive?
You can use any adhesive remover normally used on a patient to remove residual adhesive. If there is a large amount of residual adhesive on the model, you can soak a non-linting cloth and place it on the adhesive residue as the cloth will keep the adhesive remover in contact with the residue. You can periodically remove the cloth and wipe off as much of the adhesive residue that will come off. Repeat this process until all the adhesive residue has been removed and wipe with alcohol.
Are replacement parts available?
Yes, all parts on the model are available individually. Check 0220 Arin Apron™ accessories or call our Customer Service Department for assistance.
Do you offer a refurbishing service for this model?
Yes, contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.
Is this model available in a darkly pigmented color?
Yes, by special order. Please contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.
Is this model latex free?