How much peritoneal fluid can I aspirate per training session?
Each of the two water cavities can hold up to 3.5l of “peritoneal” fluid at a time. However, using the large volume refill system, allows you to top up levels during training with minimal downtime.
NOTE: Take care when moving the model, with both cavities filled to capacity, the trainer’s weight can increase by around 7kg.
Can trainees practice injecting fluids into the abdomen?
Though it would be possible to inject fluids into the paracentesis pads, we do not recommend it. Introducing fluid or air to the pads can compromise the material inside, leading to a reduction in its lifespan. To practice the administering of anesthesia, we would recommend using an empty syringe.
Why does the Paracentesis Trainer not offer the option to perform midline procedures?
During the development stages of a product, we conduct market research with medical professionals in related fields. Following feedback on the Paracentesis Trainer, left lateral and right lateral approaches were deemed to be the most common in practice, and therefore the most important for this trainer.