Equipment Issues

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Virtual IV Trainer
by Nancy Camp - Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3:02 PM

Hi Everyone:

We use the Virtual IV Trainer to teach IV insertion skills prior to students validating the skill on an IV arm model. The Virtual IV is being discontinued and parts will no longer be available after December 2019. We really like the device because it forces students to be very precise with their IV insertion skills. Is there any other IV trainer that is similar to the Virtual IV? Any new products on the market that you have seen or used?

How do others train and provide practice for learning IV insertion skills (other than show and tell and having students practice repeatedly on IV arms) ?

Any insights would be welcomed!

Best regards,

Nancy Camp, PhD, RN