The Ultrasound-Guided Fascia Blocks Simulator.
Real clinical cases
Simple, fast and effective user interaction with the simulator.
Real time visualization by a simulated ultrasound monitor.
BlockSim™ is an innovative, high fidelity system for the simulation of ultrasound-guided fascia blocks
The simulator includes very realistic ultra-durable inserts. Traditional anatomical landmarks, a lightweight, compact and easy to store box equipped with high fidelity sensors for the virtual ultrasound monitor. BlockSim™ is able to provide the opportunity to acquire and practice technical skills in a safe, controlled, and reproducible environment without the risk of harm to patient and with the capability to be repeatedly used. BlockSim™ is the ideal “virtual phantom” for this kind of procedures since is readily available, has got inexpensive inserts/pads and it can provide tactile feedback. BlockSim™ is also able to hold a needle in place and to not generate needle tracks as well as not be a health hazard. BlockSim™ enables hands-on procedural training and permits, thanks to its realistic insert, coherent sim- ulation of the resistance to penetration of the different tissues traversed by the needle during fascia block procedures.
Ultrasound monitoring includes:
Monitoring of the procedure by a simulated ultrasound probe
Real time simulation of filling the fascia with local anaesthetic
Permitted movements and ultrasound monitoring:
Needle movements are allowed both in the forward and in the backward direction