A randomised controlled trial comparing meat-based with human cadaveric models for teaching ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.

@article{Chuan2016ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial comparing meat-based with human cadaveric models for teaching ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia.},
  author={Alwin Chuan and Yean Chin Lim and Harmeet Aneja and N A Duce and Richard Appleyard and Kirsty Forrest and Colin Forbes Royse},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2016},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={
          921-9
        }
}
The aim of this prospective, blinded, randomised controlled study was to compare novices' acquisition of the technical skills of ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia using either a meat phantom model or fresh-frozen human cadavers. The primary outcome was the time taken to successfully perform an ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block on a cadaver; secondary outcomes were the cumulative score of errors, and best image quality of the sciatic nerve achieved. After training, the median (IQR… CONTINUE READING