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J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;53(5):726-729. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.08.018.

An Inexpensive Esophageal Balloon Tamponade Trainer.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Emergency medicine practitioners must be able to perform rare, life-saving procedures. One such example is esophageal balloon tamponade, which is complex, fraught with complications, and difficult to demonstrate and practice.

DISCUSSION:

We constructed a simple, inexpensive model esophagus and stomach that we attached to a mannequin, allowing emergency medicine residents to visualize and practice esophageal balloon tamponade device placement.

CONCLUSION:

Our esophageal balloon tamponade model was easy to construct and allowed demonstration, conceptual visualization, and simulated performance of the procedure.

KEYWORDS:

esophageal balloon tamponade; esophageal varices; medical education; simulation

PMID:
29128036
DOI:
10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.08.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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