Replaceable spinal cord insert with skin layer, subcutaneous layer, connective tissue, and lumbar vertebrae
Anatomic features include: iliac crests, lumbar vertebrae L2 – L5, ligamentum flavum, epidural space, and dura
Needle insertion possible between vertebrae
Lifelike needle resistance, including pops when needle traverses ligamentum flavum and dura
Self-healing skin that allows 15 uses with an 18 gauge needle and 25 uses with a 22 gauge
needle before replacement is necessary
Simple to fill simulated CSF and set fluid pressure, thereby allowing students to collect
CSF and measure CSF opening pressure
Pressure system with simple push-button operation to increase or decrease pressure
LED displays pressure set-point ranging from low, medium to high pressure
Practice procedure in the left lateral decubitus or sitting position
Trainer can be used to simulate aseptic technique and local anesthetic at puncture site
Provides realistic tactile feedback combined with a fluid supply and pressure system, allowing the collection of CSF and measurement of opening pressure. Ideal for practicing injection of local anesthesia, aseptic technique, needle insertion between vertebrae, lumbar puncture, and epidural.
Its separate spine and replaceable tissue mean the model is a cost-effective way to train large numbers of students.