Lumbar epidural trainer teaching model by Dynamic Disc Designs Corp.
This Lumbar Epidural Trainer model includes the ligamentum flavum (diametre 4mm) and associated interspinous ligament. All vertebrae are anatomically accurate with careful recreation of soft tissues. Lumbar puncture force feel realism with characteristic “loss of resistance” feel when the ligamentum flavum is finally traversed. Repetitive use with self-sealing properties (some customers have reported 500+ punctures). Great for anatomical and placement training. Translucent ligaments available. Cauda Equina and Disc Herniation as options. Replacement ligaments available after multiple uses approximate cost is $100-150 (models must be returned for install).
Charese Pelham MD –
I am writing regarding your “Classic LxH” model spine, with ligamentum flavum, interspinous ligament, cauda equina, and herniated nucleus pulposus (EpiLxH Model).
Our hospital anesthesiology department and OB department are thrilled with the high quality and ease of use of the Classic LxH for explaining epidurals not only to the patients having spinal anesthesia, and to expectant mothers for whom we are placing epidurals, but also in helping our OB nurses better understand the issues and concerns facing anesthesiologists and CRNAs, and in helping train new residents and SRNAs as they learn to place epidurals for the first time.
The expectant mothers comments: “Now I understand why I need to sit hump-backed!” “I feel much more comfortable, knowing what you are doing and how I can help make it easier on myself!” “I am glad you explained it to me.”
Nurses comments; “Oh, so that is why you want them to sit slouched over!” “Now we can see why you may have trouble sometimes, placing epidurals and spinals.” “Now we can understand much better what you are doing, and how we can help you with patient positioning.”
Resident/SRNA and even CRNA comments, “Big help on placement! Much easier to get the ‘feel’ on the model than doing it in real life for the first time!” “Gives a much clearer understanding than a photograph! Easier to visualize what I need to be doing and why.” “Using the model, I learned how to ‘walk off’ a bony protuberance.” Also, “Really helped me understand how a paramedian spinal approach works and how to make it more effective.”
Dr. Fryer, we are very pleased with our model! We even let the nurses try to place epidurals in it, and that has greatly increased interest in and participation in training classes for new and older nurses! Thanks so much for an excellent product! We are so glad we purchased this model and look forward to using it for years to come.
We are glad somebody thought of this. It was long overdue!
Near the end of July 2011, our hospital purchased from your company a spine model for teaching and learning placement of epidurals.
We have been very happy with this model. From showing our labor and delivery nurses what we are doing with epidural placement, to teaching CRNAs and SRNAs how to place epidurals, we have used this spine model continuously since our purchase in July 2011. Not only is this a wonderful teaching tool, but we have also been quite pleased with the way this model is holding up to our use.
Thanks so much for an excellent product. It is tough to have the model hold up when the model gets rather large needles inserted on a regular basis but it is still doing well and we are pleased. Good job! Strong work!
Charese Pelham MD
Department Head of Anesthesia Albemarie Hospital