New Development in Simulation-based training for Paediatric Anaesthesia ?


Paediatric regional anaesthesia is becoming more commonplace in anaesthetic practice, improving the postoperative experience of both children and their parents/caregivers. Its use is expected to continue to grow in popularity.

The ultrasound technique is widely applied in children and evidence supports the efficacy and advantages of this method. In children, ultrasound guidance has been shown to improve block characteristics, resulting in shorter block performance time, higher success rates, shorter onset, reduction in the volume of local anaesthetic agents required, and better visibility of neuraxial structures.

However, real-time ultrasound guidance for regional anaesthesia is not without some degree of risk. As this paradigm shift gains traction, so too does the need grow for properly trained anaesthesiologists, clinicians, and technicians. Simulation-based healthcare training in anaesthesia may suggest part of the solution.

Through experiential learning, trainees can acquire skills used in the management of events rarely encountered in practice, such as local anaesthetic-induced cardiac toxicity.

Once basic ultrasound insertion skills have been acquired and solidly developed may assist with this, these learnings can be transferred to a real-life clinical setting for better patient care and better outcomes.

Blue Phantom Paediatric Regional Anaesthesia and Central Line Ultrasound Training Model

Teach, practice and learn central and regional line placement procedures for paediatric patients within a highly-realistic, yet risk-free environment with This ultra-durable and high-quality training model comes complete with an upper torso mannequin which incorporates all the anatomy required to gain proficiency in the insertion and management of ultrasound for paediatric central lines and peripheral nerve blocks on a simulated 6-year old patient.

Blue Phantom's paediatric regional anaesthesia and central line placement model is excellent for both ultrasound-guided and blind insertion skills development, with quality imaging characteristics to optimize training and self-healing tissue that matches the acoustic properties of real human tissue.

With Blue Phantom, learners get the advanced tools they need to gain experience and confidence in insertion procedures before ever performing the procedure on a live patient.

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