A simple epidural simulator: A blinded study assessing the ‘feel’ of loss of resistance in four fruits

  title={A simple epidural simulator: A blinded study assessing the ‘feel’ of loss of resistance in four fruits},
  author={Diana Raj and Roy M. Williamson and David Young and D. Russell},
  journal={European Journal of Anaesthesiology},
CONTEXT Complex epidural simulators are now available, but these are expensive and not widely available. Simple simulators using fruit have been described before. OBJECTIVE To ascertain which easily available fruit would best simulate the ‘feel’ of loss of resistance experienced in epidural insertion and be used as a teaching tool. DESIGN A single blinded study using four different fruits housed in a purpose-built box to conceal the identities of the fruits. The fruits were labelled A, B, C and… Expand
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