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AR351 – Nerve Block/Pain Relief Manikin

The Regional Anaesthesia Simulation Manikin has been designed by a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Manchester and Salford Pain Centre for training anaesthetists in correct needle placement in Nerve Blocks for pain management.

The manikin has now been improved to include a flesh coloured fabric covered torso.















SKU Nerve Block/Pain Relief Manikin Categories ,


  • Knowledge of surface anatomy applied to the individual nerve blocks
  • Orientation of image and identification of appropriate radiographic landmarks
  • Identification point of needle insertion and angle of direction
  • Recognition of contact with deep bony structures
  • Principle of withdrawing and directing needle to alter the angle
  • The end point of simulation is the correct radiographic appearance
  • Accurate needle placement is required to guarantee the efficacy of many diagnostic pain clinic blocks and is mandatory when neurolytic solutions are used. Radiological screening to confirm  needle placement should be routine and training for this needs  to be practical
  • Attempts at regional anaesthesia by trainees who are not familiar with the techniques may result in uncomfortable and prolonged procedures for patients


  • The manikin consists of a specially coated plastic human  skeleton, head covered in artificial skin and flesh coloured  fabric covered torso, on which trainees can practice the  placement of needles under X-ray image intensifier control
  • The X-ray density of the manikin is low so that the doses of  radiation used during simulated procedures are reduced


  • A special DVD and leaflet illustrating the use of the manikin
  • Rigid carrying case