Simulation of spinal nerve blocks for training anesthesiology residents

Daniel J. Blezek, Richard A. Robb, Jon J. Camp, Lee A. Nauss, David P. Martin

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Abstract

Deep nerve regional anesthesiology procedures, such as the celiac plexus block, are challenging to learn. The current training process primarily involves studying anatomy and practicing needle insertion in cadavers. Unfortunately, the training often continues on the first few patients subjected to the care of the new resident. To augment the training, we have developed a virtual reality surgical simulation designed to provide an immersive environment in which an understanding of the complex 3D relationships among the anatomic structures involved can be obtained and the mechanics of the celiac block procedure practiced under realistic conditions. Study of the relevant anatomy is provided by interactive 3D visualization of patient specific data and the practice simulated using a head mounted display, a 6 degree of freedom tracker, and a haptic feedback device simulating the needle insertion. By training in a controlled environment, the resident may practice procedures repeatedly without the risks associated with actual patient procedures, and may become more adept and confident in the ability to perform nerve blocks. The resident may select a variety of different nerve block procedures to practice, and may place the virtual patient in any desired position and orientation. The preliminary anatomic models used in the simulation have been computed from the Visible Human Male; however, patient specific models may be generated from patient image data, allowing the physician to evaluate, plan, and practice difficult blocks and/or understand variations in anatomy before attempting the procedure on any specific patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsM.S. Bogner, S.T. Charles, W.S. Grundfest, J.A. Harrington, A. Katzir, L.S. Lome, M.W. Vannier, R, Hanwehr
Pages45-51
Number of pages7
Volume3262
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of Surgical-Assist Systems - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 1998Jan 28 1998

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OtherProceedings of Surgical-Assist Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/25/981/28/98

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Keywords

  • Anesthesiology
  • Simulation
  • Training
  • Virtual reality

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Blezek, D. J., Robb, R. A., Camp, J. J., Nauss, L. A., & Martin, D. P. (1998). Simulation of spinal nerve blocks for training anesthesiology residents. In M. S. Bogner, S. T. Charles, W. S. Grundfest, J. A. Harrington, A. Katzir, L. S. Lome, M. W. Vannier, ... R. Hanwehr (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3262, pp. 45-51) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309490

Simulation of spinal nerve blocks for training anesthesiology residents. / Blezek, Daniel J.; Robb, Richard A.; Camp, Jon J.; Nauss, Lee A.; Martin, David P.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / M.S. Bogner; S.T. Charles; W.S. Grundfest; J.A. Harrington; A. Katzir; L.S. Lome; M.W. Vannier; R, Hanwehr. Vol. 3262 1998. p. 45-51.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Blezek, DJ, Robb, RA, Camp, JJ, Nauss, LA & Martin, DP 1998, Simulation of spinal nerve blocks for training anesthesiology residents. in MS Bogner, ST Charles, WS Grundfest, JA Harrington, A Katzir, LS Lome, MW Vannier & R Hanwehr (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3262, pp. 45-51, Proceedings of Surgical-Assist Systems, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/25/98. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309490
Blezek DJ, Robb RA, Camp JJ, Nauss LA, Martin DP. Simulation of spinal nerve blocks for training anesthesiology residents. In Bogner MS, Charles ST, Grundfest WS, Harrington JA, Katzir A, Lome LS, Vannier MW, Hanwehr R, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3262. 1998. p. 45-51 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309490
Blezek, Daniel J. ; Robb, Richard A. ; Camp, Jon J. ; Nauss, Lee A. ; Martin, David P. / Simulation of spinal nerve blocks for training anesthesiology residents. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / M.S. Bogner ; S.T. Charles ; W.S. Grundfest ; J.A. Harrington ; A. Katzir ; L.S. Lome ; M.W. Vannier ; R, Hanwehr. Vol. 3262 1998. pp. 45-51
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