[Gelatine phantom for training of ultrasound guided vascular access].

Ugeskrift for laeger (2013-04-24)
Louise Clemmesen, Thomas F Bendtsen, Erik Sloth, Nils Petter Oveland, Lars Knudsen

This article describes the production of a low-cost training phantom for ultrasound guided invasive procedures of peripheral and central veins and presents a video of the process. The phantom can be adapted for use with other ultrasound techniques. It is a universal useful skill training tool for ultrasound guided invasive procedures. The phantom is easily made of concentrated gelatine. It is cheap and recyclable. The shelf life is prolonged by cold storage in a freezer. The gelatine phantom is a useful tool for practice of probe handling techniques and needle dexterity when placing peripheral and central venous catheters.