A model is described for practising packing of the nose with ribbon gauze in the treatment of epistaxis. The model was constructed from accurate casts of a cadaveric nasal cavity. The value of the model as a practical teaching aid is shown by a trial on a group of 15 accident and emergency (A&E) doctors. After training on the model, there was a significant improvement in the confidence of the doctors to pack a nose, the amount of gauze packed and the visual appearance of the pack. Use of the model should raise the generally poor standard of nasal packing by doctors working in A&E departments.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.