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The Foundation was delighted to recently fund a Chester Chest – Vascular Training Arm Model for Te Wao Nui Child Health Service.

Chester Chest is a lifelike model of a human torso with detachable arm, designed as an effective tool for hands-on learning in paediatric vascular care.

Imagine a young patient who needs regular medical treatments requiring intravenous (IV) access. Chester Chest allows healthcare professionals to practice and refine their skills in managing their care. This might include learning how to handle an Implanted Vascular Access Device (IVAD) in their chest, or properly administering medication through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line). The lifelike model provides a realistic and hands-on training experience for healthcare providers, ensuring they are well-prepared to deliver effective and compassionate care to our sick tamariki and rangatahi.

Photo:  Bill Day, WHF Chair & Ann Newby, Clinical Nurse Educator