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J Ultrasound. 2018 Mar;21(1):61-64. doi: 10.1007/s40477-017-0274-1. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

A novel method for creating custom shaped ballistic gelatin trainers using plaster molds.

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1
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Mount Sinai West Hospitals, New York, NY, USA. doctorm9@gmail.com.
2
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Mount Sinai West Hospitals, New York, NY, USA.

Abstract

Simulation based procedural training is an effective and frequently used method for teaching vascular access techniques which often require commercial trainers. These can be prohibitively expensive, which allows for homemade trainers made of gelatin to be a more cost-effective and attractive option. Previously described trainers are often rectangular with a flat surface that is dissimilar to human anatomy. We describe a novel method to create a more anatomically realistic trainer using ballistic gelatin, household items, and supplies commonly found in an emergency department such as the plaster wrap typically used to make splints.

KEYWORDS:

Ballistic gelatin; Intravascular access; Plaster; Simulation; Trainer; Ultrasound

PMID:
29374397
PMCID:
PMC5845934
DOI:
10.1007/s40477-017-0274-1
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