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      Pericardiocentesis Simulation Model: Low Cost, Easy to Assemble, Effective Task Trainer

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      pericardiocentesis, pericardial effusion, simulation trainer, pediatrics & neonatology, neonatology

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          Abstract

          Pericardial effusion is a potentially lethal condition. If it is discovered early, it can be treated by pericardiocentesis under controlled condition with imaging by experienced care providers. If it is diagnosed at a later stage with clinical compromise, then an emergent procedure might be necessary. Since it is encountered infrequently, many providers may have little or no experience in managing the condition and performing a life-saving pericardiocentesis.

          This is a technical report that describes the creation of a neonatal model for pericardiocentesis. This is a high-fidelity, low-cost model that is simple to create. Materials that are inexpensive and easy to obtain are utilized to make the model. Neonatal care providers, including residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and attendings, can practice with this model. In some medical centers, an echocardiogram or bedside ultrasound is available to guide needle insertion; however, practicing the procedure on a model provides valuable experience. This model is designed to teach the performance of unguided pericardiocentesis without the use of simultaneous imaging.

          Included with this technical report are a supply list, a checklist, and a suggested scenario that can be used in association with this model. In this article, we have discussed our own experience and described lessons learned about training neonatal care providers in pericardiocentesis.

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          Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade as complications of neonatal long lines: are they really a problem?

          To estimate the frequency of pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade associated with the use of neonatal percutaneous long lines (PLLs) over the past five years. A retrospective nationwide postal survey, of all neonatal and special care units in the United Kingdom. Eighty two cases of pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade were reported from the five year period, during which we estimate that 46 000 PLLs were inserted. The calculated frequency of pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade occurring with PLLs was 1.8/1000 lines. There were 30 deaths, giving a fatality rate after pericardial effusion of 0.7/1000 lines. Pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade is a serious but infrequent complication of PLL use.
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            Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade in neonates: sudden unexpected death associated with total parenteral nutrition via central venous catheterization.

            Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) via central venous catheter (CVC) is used routinely to provide adequate nutrition for neonates, especially those with very low birth weights (VLBWN). Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade (PCE/CT) is a potentially life-threatening CVC complication.
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                Journal
                Cureus
                Cureus
                2168-8184
                Cureus
                Cureus (Palo Alto (CA) )
                2168-8184
                13 April 2021
                April 2021
                : 13
                : 4
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Pediatrics and Neonatology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA
                [2 ] Pediatrics and Neonatology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, New York, USA
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                10.7759/cureus.14475
                8119229
                b5acc834-6f93-4870-8e7d-204e373b4514
                Copyright © 2021, Angert et al.

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Cardiology
                Medical Simulation
                Pediatrics

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