User selected positioning; can be arranged in a variety of positions allowing users to learn how to perform procedures in the upright, supine, and right lateral decubitus positions
Small, medium, and large pleural fluid pockets provide a training environment for new ultrasound users as well as assisting more skilled users refine their guided ultrasound techniques
Skills include performing intercostal incisions, blunt dissection of soft tissue down to the pleura, and placement of the chest tube into the pleural space
Ultrasound imaging skills include; using ultrasound system controls, transducer positioning and movement, recognition of thoracic anatomy, atelectatic lung, and pleural effusions, using ultrasound to target the appropriate fluid pockets for cannulation, and performing an ultrasound guided thoracentesis procedure
Excellent for specialties including emergency medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, surgical training programs, ultrasound training programs, simulation centres, surgical skills centres, medical education facilities, and ultrasound manufacturers for ultrasound education and demonstrations
Two technologies are provided with the thoracentesis training model:
An ultrasoundable tissue module containing the chest wall, pleural cavity, lung, atelectatic lung, ribs, and a variety of pleural effusion fluid pockets
Two non-ultrasound chest inserts designed for thoracostomy chest tube insertions contain the skin layers, fat, ribs, and pleural lining
Two non-ultrasound chest portals located in the lateral chest and the anterior chest contain the skin layer, fat, ribs, and the pleural lining
The ribs are palpable in both the ultrasound tissue insert and the non-ultrasound portals.
The ultrasound tissue insert module is designed for guiding the placement of needles and small catheters (18-21 gauge)
This ultrasound training model is constructed using Blue Phantom's patented SimulexUS™ ultra-durable tissue and produces extremely realistic ultrasound images. The materials used matches the acoustic characteristics of actual human tissue so the user experiences the same quality expected from imaging patients in the clinical environment. Uncompromising quality allows clinicians to utilize the model repeatedly reducing the necessity for purchasing replacement parts
Positive fluid flow offers users feedback when pleural effusions are accurately accessed.
The fluid is easily refilled using a quick fill luer lock
The two non-ultrasound chest portals are designed to help clinicians develop the skills necessary to place chest tube thoracostomies. Because of the nature of placing large chest tubes into the portals, these portals are expected to endure 6-8 uses before requiring replacement
Model will perform well using any ultrasound imaging system configured with the appropriate transducer