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Development of a Training Model for 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.

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      Cet article décrit un simulateur peu coûteux mis au point pour enseigner la transfusion sanguine in utero. Le modèle est fabriqué à partir d’une cuisse de poulet désossée repliée sur un drain de Penrose, le tout placé dans un contenant rempli d’eau muni d’un couvercle étanche couvert de gel balistique fondu, pour simuler un vaisseau fœtal intrahépathique. Les participants ont aimé cet outil éducatif et trouvé le modèle pratique et réaliste. Ce modèle économique de haute fidélité offre une résistance tissulaire réaliste et constitue un outil de formation sur la transfusion fœtale intrahépathique avec une précision échographique.

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