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Table 1 Task trainers reviewed

From: Development of a simulation technical competence curriculum for medical simulation fellows

Trainer Setup Teardown
Central line trainer Inspection of insert and priming of fluids for insert Inspection of insert and priming of fluids for insert. Clean and disinfect all surfaces per OEM manual. Placed in appropriate storage case and stowed in appropriate position (per OEM manual)
Arterial line trainer Filling fluid reservoir, installing new artery tubing, inspecting, and installing arm tissue, priming fluid system Draining of fluid reservoir, remove arm tissue, install new artery, add mixture of sterile water and 1–2cc isopropyl alcohol, prime system, repeat until system plumbing is clear, drain system. Clean and disinfect all surfaces per OEM manual. Place trainer in appropriate case for storage
Lumbar/epidural trainer Inspection of tissue insert, priming, and or removal of air depending on LP or EP usage Inspection of insert, prime fluid, or remove air. Place in appropriate storage case and stowed in appropriate position (per OEM manual)
Airway/intubation heads Inspection of overall appearance, tears in tongue, broken teeth, holes/tears in lung bladders, lubricate airway with OEM-approved airway lubricant Inspection of overall appearance, tears in tongue, broken teeth, holes/tears in lung bladders, wipe away excess airway lubricant, Clean and disinfect all surfaces per OEM manual. Place in appropriate storage case
Trauma man Inspection of simulator skin, selection and installation of appropriate tissue insert Inspection of simulator skin, removal of used tissue inserts. Clean and disinfect all surfaces per OEM manual. Place in appropriate storage case
  1. OEM original equipment manufacturer