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"This low-cost, high-fidelity model provides realistic tissue resistance and represents a sonographically accurate intrahepatic fetal blood transfusion training tool" Nourallah et al (2022).

Teaching intrauterine fetal blood transfusion

Abstract:

This article describes an inexpensive simulator developed for teaching intrauterine blood transfusion. The model is constructed from a boneless chicken thigh folded over a Penrose drain placed in a water-filled snap-lock lid container and covered by melted ballistic gel to simulate the fetal intrahepatic vessel. Participants valued this educational tool and reported feeling the model was practical and realistic. This low-cost, high-fidelity model provides realistic tissue resistance and represents a sonographically accurate intrahepatic fetal blood transfusion training tool.


Reference:

Nourallah G, Ryan G, Abbasi N, Seaward G, Keunen J, Van Mieghem T, LeBouthillier F, Windrim R. Development of a training model for teaching intrauterine fetal blood transfusion. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022 May 6:S1701-2163(22)00337-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2022.03.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35526832.