CompuFlo™ Trainer

A Leap Forward In Anesthesia Instruction

CompuFlo™ Epidural Trainer Connects Technique and Intelligence to Improve Trainee Success

Epidural space insertion is a difficult procedure to master for medical students. Traditional loss of resistance technique requires trainees to rely on subjective factors to identify the space. Studies show on average 60-90 attempts may be necessary to reach an adequate basic skill. The CompuFlo Trainer reduces uncertainty with objective measurements that help reduce the number of attempts to build confidence and speed trainee competency for all techniques.

Build Trainee Confidence

Build Trainee Confidence

Reduces number of attempts to locate epidural space

Accelerate Clinical Competency

Accelerate Clinical Competency

Shortens learning curve for both loss-of-resistance and continuous techniques with objective verification

Inform Instruction

Inform Instruction

Enables instructors to monitor needle movement via visual display and sound

Monitor Skill Development

Monitor Skill Development

Generates procedure records to enhance educational discussion and review performance

How CompuFlo Trainer Works

1. Access

1. Access

Connect Trainer to epidural needle or traditional loss-of-resistance syringe. Advance the needle.

2. Confirm

2. Confirm

Observe data on display and listen to audible feedback. Stop advancing after rapid drop in pressure and tone.

3. Verify

3. Verify

Look for stable pressure plateau that lasts more than 5 seconds to verify space is reached. Pressure should also decline when Trainer is stopped.

4. Review

4. Review

Monitor and report skill development with individual CSV files and Procedure Log records of training data.

Proven to Improve Trainee Success

CASE STUDY: European School in Obstetric Anesthesia


Chart

3 Times More Likely to Reach
The Space on First Attempt

View the case study

A Suite of Learning Components

Trainer & Disposables

Digital console with touch-screen monitor and internal pressure transducer. Non-sterile disposable kit designed for 100 procedures.


Skill Lab

24/7 online access to instrument instruction, clinical literature and resources. Trainees can self-study in advance of Trainer use or refresh at any time.


Procedure Log

Subscription to a mobile tool to capture results of epidural procedures. Ideal for student groups to review performance and monitor skill development.