The Center for Phlebotomy Education, Corydon, Ind, offers venipuncture training aids, helping educators, trainers, and supervisors to teach and assess the venipuncture technique of their students and staff.
All models contain visible and/or palpable veins of varying size and depth embedded in latex-free, tissue-like material that is available in light or dark skin tones.
- The Advanced Venipuncture Training Aid has a realistic feel and quality construction, providing a lifelike experience for those learning how to draw blood. In addition to the physical “pop” that is felt when the needle enters the vein, this model provides a realistic “flashback” of simulated blood, confirming proper needle placement. The device includes four visible and/or palpable veins of various size and depth, with one deeply placed to simulate the variation in patient anatomy phlebotomists regularly encounter. The back of the device doubles as a cover to protect the tissue block when not in use. An optional carrying case with storage pouch for supplies is also available. (Durability – 22-G needle: 5,400 sticks)
- The 4-Vein Venipuncture Training Aid features three different-sized surface veins and one deeply placed vein, similar to the Advanced Venipuncture Training Aid but without the simulated blood, offering a more portable design. (Durability – 22-needle: 2,700 sticks)
- Similar in design to the 4-vein model, the 2-Vein Venipuncture Training Aid has two different-sized surface veins and is the most compact and portable of the training aids offered. (Durability – 22-G needle: 1,350 sticks.)
[Source: Center for Phlebotomy Education]