SonoSim and Laerdal Medical launched a comprehensive and standardized ultrasound-guided central line cannulation training solution: the Laerdal-SonoSim Procedure Trainer (LSPT). The part-task trainer features multiple advances in ultrasound-guided procedure training, including real ultrasound data, multiple anatomic variations, automated assessment and feedback, built-in expert instruction and guidance, compression, and power, color-flow and pulsed-wave Doppler capabilities.

Essential procedure skillsLSPT provides educators with the ability to train learners in necessary skills for performing successful ultrasound-guided procedures for central line placement. Learners can practice probe placement, vessel identification and needle tip tracking and manipulation in a safe yet realistic simulation environment.

The SonoSim Skillbox is included with each trainer. Featuring 5 ultrasound-guided procedure training cases, the SonoSim Skillbox gives learners the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills, such as probe orientation and manipulation, compression and Doppler.

Real patient anatomy
LSPT provides learners the opportunity to train on 20 real patient ultrasound data sets at 6 different procedure sites: bilateral internal jugular veins, bilateral femoral veins and bilateral subclavian veins. Learners will encounter realistic imaging landmarks and artifacts that will be a daily part of their procedures on real patients.

Versatility, durability, and ease of access
No ultrasound machines are needed to use the Laerdal-SonoSim Procedure and image quality will never degrade. One Laerdal-SonoSim Procedure Trainer provides training at 6 different central vein cannulation sites and is easily repeatable.

Instruction and guidance
The trainer provides learners with instant expert instruction and guidance before, during and after the procedure. Findings videos are narrated by an expert practitioner to guide learners through procedural techniques and major anatomical landmarks. If at any time during the procedure the learner needs extra assistance, guides can be accessed to show ideal probe placement. When the procedure is completed, learners are given detailed feedback.

Scalable platform
It is designed to accommodate future ultrasound-guided procedure training cases. More cases can be added in the future via software upgrades without the need to purchase new equipment.