There is no standardized evidence-based neonatal head ultrasound (HUS) training guidelines within the literature. Simulation models have previously shown to improve resident proficiency in performing ultrasound-guided procedures. We developed an ultrasound-compatible neonatal brain phantom from polyvinyl alcohol cryogel (Figure 1) with the relevant cross-sectional anatomy. The purpose of this study was to determine whether resident performance in HUS improves with the use of this novel brain phantom training model.
IPR 2016 Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition
Neonatal Head Ultrasound