Ville Y, Cooper M, Revel A, Frydman R, Nicolaides K. Development of a training model for ultrasound-guided invasive procedures in fetal medicine. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Mar; 5(3):180-183

PMID: 7788492


Training in ultrasound-guided procedures in fetal medicine is currently available in a few major fetal medicine units. Unlike elective surgical procedures, cordocentesis is usually performed without sedation as an outpatient procedure and active supervision of the trainee intensifies the anxiety already felt by the patient. In addition, the complication rate is higher in the initial few procedures or when the procedure is not regularly practiced. We have developed a comprehensive method of training for transabdominal invasive procedures using a medical model that simulates the in vivo situation.