Needle Placement Trainer - NPT - "KIP" KEWL Injection Phantom RS-1300

KIP has been designed to provide realistic functions, while avoiding complications not essential to its use. Proper fluoroscopic needle placement techniques can be taught or practiced without fear of biological contamination hazards associated with fresh or frozen cadavers.

Fluoroscopically, the look and feel of the anatomical landmarks is important and can be demonstrated with the use of KIP. Needle placement for caudals, epidurals, selective nerve and root blocks, media

l branch blocks, facet injections and sympathetic blocks can all be demonstrated. Practice RF needle-placement along with disc needle-placement plus injection techniques for shoulder, hip and symphysis pubis, all in the convenience and safety of your own particular laboratory or teaching facility. There is now no need to deal with local, state, and federal regulations regarding biohazards associated with cadavers.

You can keep KIP in the closet and take it out whenever needed.

KIP has been developed to help one learn and to hone skills for proper needle placement for a variety of interventional techniques. It was not practicable to design the phantom with a capability of demonstrating realistic flow patterns associated with diagnostic dyes, so it is not designed for actual injections. However, the all important fluoroscopic guidance and needle-placement are realistic in KIP.

Further simplifications are the elimination of skeletal articulations that permit joint or spinal motions and the elimination of rib numbers 2 to 9; the rigid flesh makes these superfluous. Positioning of KIP as a single unit provides complete and realistic positioning capabilities.

KIP has the capability for injections not only in the spine, but also at one shoulder, one hip, and at the pubis symphysis.

KIP has skeletal structures covered with a soft gel and a latex skin, supported by a hard, synthetic material.

KIP has been tested to determine the probable effective life of injection sites; a gel/skin section was used for a trial and six hundred injections were made in a dime-sized area. There was no perceptible degradation of the latex skin or of the gel itself. Considering the far greater area available in KIP, it is unlikely that repairs or refurbishments will be needed for a very long time.

The gel-filled injectable parts of KIP are completely encased in a latex skin. Many lattices are known allergens, but the latex skin of KIP is made of the same material that is used in the RSD PIXY phantom. Hundreds of these phantoms are in use, but no user has ever complained of allergic reactions. The RSD technicians, who have worked for years with this latex, have also never had such reactions. Allergic reactions are not expected to be a concern for the vast majority of users. The materials and design processes in KIP are made not only to simplify the overall process, but also to keep it as realistic as possible.

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