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When setting up a local neonatal training day we wanted to create an easily reproducible, cheap but realistic enough model for Seldinger pigtail chest drain insertion.
Chest drain training manikins are prohibitively expensive for most departments. Using animal carcasses, although realistic, may not be practical or palatable to all individuals, and previous articles describing various do-it-yourself approaches1 2 still involved …
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