Skill Trainers

Nasco offers various skill trainers to fit different medical procedure practices such as: 

  • Suture Practice 
  • Ear 
  • Vision
  • Bose 
  • Dental 
  • Rectal Exam
  • Urology Training 
  • Spinal Injection  

Please feel free to contact us for more information. 

Nasco Life/form® Pressure Ulcer/Bedsore Models 

Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or decubitus wounds, affect over one million adults every year.

The wounds can range from superficial and mildly red on the skin surface to an extremely infected, deep, open wound penetrating down to the bone with blackened or dead tissue. These models illustrate all four wound stages and are used to give instruction on the care and cleaning of the ulcers.

The four stages include:

  • Stage 1 – Reddening, unbroken skin
  • Stage 2 – Open wound that is reddened with partial skin loss
  • Stage 3 – Deep, open wound that reaches through all layers of skin and into the muscle
  • Stage 4 – Severe, deep, open wound that reaches through all layers of skin and damages muscle, bone, tendons, and joints


Nasco Life/form® Ostomy Care Simulator

The Ostomy Care Simulator is designed to help introduce the essentials of ostomy care to patients and students, this unit is ideal for demonstration and practice for several procedures.

The anatomy of both a colostomy and ileostomy are carefully reproduced to provide lifelike functions and appearance. Dilation of the stomas can be demonstrated and practiced, along with application of postoperative and permanent ostomy bags. The colostomy can actually be irrigated.

Nasco Life/form® Male & Female Catheterization

The Male & Female Catheterization Simulator Set trains all nursing students the skills and techniques of Catheterization. 

In addition, catheterization simulators are useful for anatomical identification and demonstration of perineal care. The realism of Nasco Life/form® Catheterization Simulators will help your students bridge the gap, from classroom to bedside, with ease and comfort. 

Nasco Life/form® Wearable Breast Self-Examination Model

Demonstrate realistic self-examination using this natural casting of a female upper body with medium sized breasts. It can easily be worn in order to better train and practice breast self-examination.

  • Made of new SKINlike™ high-quality silicone.
  • Displays the skin in finest detail very realistic to the touch and dermatologically tested.
  • Breast examination is possible in both upright or lying positions.
  • Benign and malignant tumors in different stages of development hone self-examination skills (two benign tumors, four malignant tumors, and two typical anomalies).
  • Includes “Female Breast” chart, talcum powder, harness, and stand. 

Nasco Life/form® Suture Kit 

The Life/form® Suture Kit is an inexpensive kit that offers practicing sutures at all levels.

The instructor or student will have the ability to make incisions and determine the depth of suturing and the technique to be used.

Practice and demonstrate tying knots, stapling and placement of staples, use of surgical glue, suturing deep tissue (placement and closure), and suturing subcutaneous tissue (placement and closure).

Features epidermis, dermis, fascia, fat, and muscle layers. The skin will allow placement and closure of superficial sutures.

Includes suture pad, tray to hold pad (not shown), durable carry case, needle holder, suture scissors, tissue forceps, scalpel, nylon suture, and small carry case to hold the instruments.

Pad measures 6 in. L x 4 in. W x 1-1/2 in. D. 

Nasco Life/form® Spinal Injection Simulator

The Life/form® Spinal Injection Simulator is a valuable training and teaching aid allowing realistic demonstration and practice of all spinal injections.

Spinal injection techniques include spinal anesthesia, spinal tap, epidural analgesia, caudal analgesia, sacral nerve block, and lumbar sympathetic block.

Careful duplication of the anatomy ensures proper resistance in needle puncture and accurate palpation reference points. The replaceable skin can be changed without tools in minutes. The spinal column can be charged with fluid and placed in sitting or lateral positions for injection practice.

The L1 and L2 sections of the vertebral column are clearly visible. The functional portion of this injection model includes L3-L5 vertebrae, plus the sacrum and coccyx.

Includes a fluid supply bag with connectors, teaching guide, and hard carry case. Fluid supply stand and needle not included.

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SAM IO is a manually operated intraosseous access system. Catheter placement is achieved by continuously actuating (repeatedly compressing) the driver’s trigger assembly while gently guiding needle assembly into position.

Repeated, full trigger actuation creates rotational spin of the needle assembly which, when combined with gentle downward pressure, results in controlled IO placement. Once needle assembly is properly positioned, the stylet is removed to expose standard Luer-lock for extension set connection. With the extension set connected, aspiration verification, flushing and selected treatment(s) may commence.