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

A novel method for creating custom shaped ballistic gelatin trainers using plaster molds 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Ultrasound Springer Journals

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

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Società Italiana di Ultrasonologia in Medicina e Biologia (SIUMB)
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Ultrasound
eISSN
1876-7931
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40477-017-0274-1
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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.

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Journal of UltrasoundSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 13, 2017

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