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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 3 ( July, 2012 ) > List of Articles


A low-cost reusable phantom for ultrasound-guided subclavian vein cannulation

Varun Cheruparambath, Lakshmikanthan N. Deshikar, Haji Mohammed Ismail, Krishna Bhuvana

Keywords : Central venous cannulation, gelatin phantom, subclavian vein, ultrasound-guided

Citation Information : Cheruparambath V, Deshikar LN, Ismail HM, Bhuvana K. A low-cost reusable phantom for ultrasound-guided subclavian vein cannulation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (3):163-165.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.102097

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Guidelines support the use of ultrasound (US)-guided central venous cannulation in the intensive care unit. Traditional techniques based on anatomical landmarks are blind procedures and inexpert USG procedures may be hazardous. Commercially available phantoms for simulation and training are expensive. The technique of making a low-cost reusable gelatin phantom which simulates subclavian vein anatomy is described. Techniques to improve eye-hand skills with this phantom are described. This phantom is easy to make, inexpensive and easily renewable.

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