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Construction of a Full-scale Electronic Model for Teaching Brachial Plexus Block
  1. Jeffrey B. Gross, MD and
  2. Craig B. Caldwell, MD
  1. From the Departments of Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The authors describe the construction of an electronic model for teaching the supraclavicular and interscalene approaches to brachial plexus block. Realistic feedback is provided to indicate contact with the plexus or pleura. All components are readily available, and cost of construction should be less than $150 provided a skeleton is available to provide a frame for the model.

  • Brachial plexus
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Resident training

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  • Presented as a scientific exhibit at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1982.

    Address reprint requests to Dr. Gross: Department of Anesthesia, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, University and Woodland Avenues, Philadelphia, PA 19104.