Lumbar Puncture TrainerThis simulator, manufactured by Limbs and Things Ltd., is designed to teach the lumbar puncture and epidural procedures.

Skills

  • Patient position management
  • Skin preparation
  • Palpation of pelvic landmark
  • Palpation of lumbar spinous process
  • Needle positioning and insertion
  • Collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • CSF pressure measurement
  • Epidural

Features

  • Realistic tissue resistance
  • Variations of puncture pads: adult normal, adult obese, elderly, elderly obese, and epidural
  • Three different support bases for lateral and sitting positions, and team teaching

Simulab Lumbar Puncture Trainer

Lumbar Puncture

The Simulab Lumbar Puncture Trainer is designed for learners to practice techniques for spinal epidural insertion and catheterization. The trainer supports ultrasound compatible tissue blocks that allow users to experience variances in disc thickness and soft tissue depth on top of the vertebrae. The simulator can sit upright or in a lateral decubitus position and features the lumbar vertebrae, iliac crest, spinous process, ligamentum flavum, epidural space, and dura.

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