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Paracentesis Trainer

This trainer fulfils the fundamental component of core medical training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of Paracentesis. Both landmark and ultrasound-guided techniques can be practiced.

Overview

This trainer fulfills the fundamental component of core medical training in diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of Paracentesis. Both landmark and ultrasound guided technique can be practised.

Trainees are able to identify the echogenic anatomy enabling them to learn how to safely insert a needle or catheter into the peritoneal cavity.

Skills:

  • Familiarity with the abdominal regions and underlying anatomy
  • Palpation of anatomical landmarks
  • Identification of excess fluid
  • Through ultrasound, identification of safe needle/catheter insertion sites
  • Insertion of needle into peritoneal cavity for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes
  • Professional-to-patient communication

Anatomy

  • Torso featuring bony landmarks (pubis symphysis, iliac crest) and umbilicus
  • Internal anatomy includes:
    • Liver
    • Spleen
    • Bowel
    • Floating Bowel

Key Features

  • Realistic tissue and needle response
  • Palpation or ultrasound techniques can be practised (side by side)
  • Internal echogenic anatomy to allow recognition of landmarks under ultrasound
  • Two 3.5 litre chambers can be filled with water for practice drainage
  • Cost effective consumable pads
  • Self-sealing pads, withstanding up to 200 needle or up to 100 rocket catheter insertions
  • Ability to insert and remove a drain
  • Positions both supine and lying on side
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