Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R.

Abstract

Arterial access is used to accurately measure and monitor blood pressure in real time. An arterial line insertion simulator was designed to be an educational tool used to help train medical professionals to insert radial arterial lines. This simulator was designed to be compatible with the Seldinger or guidewire technique. An arm was constructed to have a radial artery with realistic pulsatile flow. The simulator had a palpable pulse and flashback was present upon cannulation. This simulator was compatible the placement of a radial arterial line using a 21 gauge needle, 0.018” guidewire and a 5 French catheter.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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