Development of artificial tissue-like structures for a hybrid epidural anesthesia simulator

Benjamin Esterer, Johannes Razenbock, Marianne Hollensteiner, Andreas Schrempf, David Fürst

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Abstract

Puncturing the epidural space and lumbar puncture are common procedures in anesthesia. They are carried out blind, where a needle is advanced from posterior between two adjacent vertebrae. Two different approaches are common practice for this technique, the midline and the paramedian one. The learning curve characteristics of both approaches significantly depends on the number of punctures carried out by a medical novice. For the training of these blind procedures a hybrid simulator requires artificial structures imitating the tissues which are penetrated by the needle. Within this work a patient phantom for spinal needle insertion procedures was developed and validated successfully against literature as well as by a study carried out with medical experts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2099-2102
Number of pages4
Volume2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781457702204
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2016
Event38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 16 Aug 201620 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2016-October
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period16.08.201620.08.2016

Keywords

  • Anesthesia, Epidural
  • Anesthesia, Spinal
  • Anesthesiology/education
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Spinal Puncture

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