The Life/form® Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator represents a 10-12 month old infant placed in a left lateral decubitus position with the neck and knees flexed, approximating the necessary fetal position. The embedded iliac crest offers exceptional realism, while removable spine, spinal canal and skin pad make training simple and hassle free. Lumbar puncture may be performed in the L3-L4, L4-L5, or L5-S1 spaces. The correct site can be located by palpating the ilia crest and spine. A small "give" will be felt as the spinal needle is advanced slowly into the proper space. Fluid will flow when the needle is in proper position. Students will appreciate the opportunity to practice this delicate but commonly preformed procedure on a simulator that is both appealing and anatomically accurate.
The Life/form® Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator arrives attached to a board for stability during practice. The infant measures 19" L x 7" W x 6" H and the board measures 19-1/2" L x 11" W. Includes the Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Infant on a sturdy board, one lumbar puncture pad with spine and spinal tubing, IV bag with tubing, baby powder, hard carrying case, and instruction manual.