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RediStik® Wearable Port Trainer Kit

Winner of the IMSH2020 SimVentor Award  and the 2022 ANA Team Innovation Award

RediStik® Wearable Port Trainer Kit - Available on Sawbones


About the RediStik® Wearable Port Trainer Kit

  • Textured skin and subcutaneous tissue provide the ability to practice:
    • Skin preparation steps
    • Life-like palpation and puncture of the titanium port
    • Confirmation of needle placement with blood aspiration and ability to flush saline
    • Dressing application
  • Includes simulation options for superficial, normal, deep, angled, and float port positioning depths
  • Versatile model allows for both tabletop or wearable simulation scenarios.
  • The design includes needle-proof backing and attached shoulder harness system allowing for quick securement to a person’s or mannequin’s chest
  • Angiodynamics® Medium Titanium Smart Port included in the kit
  • Clinical testing demonstrated life expectancy for skin averages 1,200+ punctures

RediStik® Wearable Port Trainer Pilot Outcomes:

  • Five clinical areas surveyed within Texas Children’s Hospital
  • 100% (67 surveyed) recommended to their colleagues for training. See full survey data.
  • Quick setup for Just-in-Time Training and simulation scenarios
  • Worn on a person/mannequin increased staff engagement
  • Used to safely evaluate procedures/policies and new devices/port needles/dressings
  • Adjustable port options provide scenarios for palpation/stabilization/difficult access techniques
  • Provides life-like experience for obtaining blood cultures, lab draws and flushing
  • Progress from novice to advance in port access, de-access, positioning and trouble shooting
  • Utilized throughout TCH and Global Hope clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa  
  • Unexpected applications: Renal service training port access with an apheresis needle

RediStik® Port Set-up Instructions and Flyer


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