Chester Chest Manikin

Chester Chest Manikin

This clever bit of equipment allows nurses in the Oncology department at the Alex to be taught core skills when treating their young patients.

Nursing staff often have to put in a central line, which is similar to an intravenous (IV) line but much longer, to allow patients to receive medicine fluids, blood or nutrition. So, being able to practice putting these in or learning how to troubleshoot any difficulties is vital.

We are funding a Chester Chest, a realistic manikin which staff can use to practice their skills along with being able to educate patients and families on central lines and to enable them to see the process in person before surgery, reducing stress and anxiety.

We are also funding an observation machine for staff to assess their patients, just for use in the department, to avoid any risk of infection for their patients.

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