Michael Corrin - Imagery: Illustrations & art

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This illustration demonstrates a bench model used for learning chest tube insertion.(A)An exploded view of the old bench model (B)An intact view of the combined elements from (A).

Project description

I worked with pediatric emergency physician Dr Samim Al Qadhi to develop a physical benchtop simulation of pediatric chest tube insertion. Pediatric chest tube insertion is a difficult skill to master for emergency room physicians. These physicians are infrequently required to perform the procedure but their is little room for error when they do; botched attempts can easily lead to collapsed lungs. Dr Al-Qadhi, believed that existing bench models used for teaching provided too little visual feedback to trainees about the location of their instruments; feedback that if present, he believed would result in increased rate in the acquisition of procedure performance proficiency.

During development of the simulation, I created illustrations that we have used in posters, talks and an upcoming paper (submitted and in review).

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