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1. (WO2017192528) FISTULA CANNULATION SIMULATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/192528    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/030559
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed May 03 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G09B 23/28
G09B 23/00
Applicants: GREENVILLE HEALTH SYSTEM
SEALEVEL SYSTEMS, INC.
Inventors: CULL, David, L.
O'HANLAN, Thomas Booker
Title: FISTULA CANNULATION SIMULATOR
Abstract:
A cannulation simulation device and methods for using the device are described. The device is designed to teach dialysis technicians/nurses or patients to cannulate arteriovenous (AV) fistulas for hemodialysis. The simulator includes one or more artificial fistulas. The simulator includes a pad of simulated flesh that can cover the artificial fistula(s). The pad can be reversed, rotated, and replaced with thicker or thinner pads. A personal simulation device for teaching self-cannulation can include a sleeve for a limb that can carry an artificial fistula. A clinical simulation device can include a plurality of artificial fistulas held in a support. Optionally, the artificial fistulas can vibrate to simulate an actual fistula.