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High Fidelity, Low Fidelity and Homemade US Simulators
pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
Posts: 231


As a reference for section members, the ACEP Ultrasound Simulation Subcommittee has posted compendiums of high fidelity, low fidelity and homemade ultrasound simulators.
You can find them under Education and Training on the Emergency Ultrasound Section web page.

We hope you find them helpful!

Jen Huang DO
Sara Damewood MD



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Jennifer Huang, DO
Director of Ultrasound Education
Associate Director of Emergency SimulationDepartment of Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Sara Damewood, MD
Emergency Ultrasound Director,
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Wisconsin






pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
Posts: 231


Also, I had pretty good success today with uncooked spaghetti and extra firm tofu as a nerve simulator for block. Did not try infiltration though, just practiced in-plane needling with short axis target. To give credit where due, I got it from the website below:

https://sonokids.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/homemade-tastes-better/

Greta Massey, MD
LSUBREM

pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
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Consider wrapping angel hair pasta 3-5 strands in plastic wrap tightly without wrinkles to simulate a nerve sheath.

Idea courtesy of SonoSlam16 NYC.

pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
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There is a great nerve model we use that requires spaghetti in balloons accepted for publication by one of our residents (Dan Micheller), I'll have him send it out as soon as the journal makes a PDF available.

Melissa 


pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
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A piece of yarn that is wet and pressed between chicken or other meat has worked very well for us.  Anisotropy shows up well.

Dave

Dr. Dave Kirschner, MD, FRCPC
Emergency Room Physician, Grace General Hospital & Children's Hospital
Lecturer, Dept. of Emergency Medicine and Dept. of Pediatrics and Child Health
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
Posts: 231


Here also a link to a public PubMed collection with some further papers on this topic
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/12_chINZnJ8QU/collections/50170081/public/


Kasia

pererap
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joined: 8/31/2011
Posts: 231


Please also see prior discussion on similar topic on this forum:


https://www.acep.org/forum.aspx?param=218483&g=posts&t=93989


Phil Perera


 
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