The Health Careers Program’s hands-on mobile medical library enables students in a classroom or club setting to experience a variety of on-site demonstrations relating to different health care fields. Equipment includes:

  • NG Tube and Trach Care Simulator
    Gives students the opportunity to practice techniques and procedures that a respiratory therapist would perform, such as inserting and removing a nasogastric (NG) and trach tube.
  • Torso Child
    A genderless, life-sized torso the size of a first grade child with to-scaled organs that can be removed and examined, including a brain and eye.
  • Smart Scope
    A torso and stethoscope set that simulates various heart and lung sounds, which allows students to hear and differentiate between normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms and breath sounds.
  • Phlebotomy Arm
    A hands on training tool used to teach proper blood drawing technique.
  • Microscopes and Lab Specimens
    Specimens include red and white blood cells, malaria parasites and various gram negative and gram positive bacteria.
  • Blood Pressure Kits and Training Arms
    Electronic blood pressure simulating arms that let students learn how to manually take blood pressure. Also includes stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers for students to practice on each other.
  • Suture Kit and Inject Pad
    Lets students practice suturing and giving injections.
  • MyPlate Kit and 5 lb. Muscle/Fat Replicas
    Helps teach students proper nutrition habits and putting together healthy meals.
  • Simulated Diabetes Testing Lab
    Allows students to diagnose a fictional patient by performing standard diagnostic tests with simulated blood samples. They also study the types, symptoms, causes and treatments for diabetes.
  • Simulated Disease Transmission Lab
    Used to demonstrate how a disease-causing organism is transmitted through fluid exchange. After the simulation, students try to figure out the source and route of the disease.
  • Glo Germ
    A hand washing demonstration with ultra violet light that shows the amount of “germs” left on hands after an improper washing.

Demonstrations can be customized to fit your class’s needs. Please contact Nancy Ortega, (361) 561-8587, to schedule a visit to your classroom or event.

mobile medical library equipment
students procatice intubation with mobile medical library equipment
mobile medical library equipment