#ResTEE 3D Printed Project
3D Printed TEE Models for the #TheResTEEWorkshop
When we developed the first workshop dedicated to resuscitative TEE (#TheResusTEEWorkshop), we had a vision. A fundamental principle of the workshop would be multimodal learning. The amazing HeartWorks simulators would provide the most important component of the training. But we wanted to complement this experience with anatomy models that could help learners understand the different TEE planes. Models we could hold, touch and explore as much as needed to understand the anatomy.
We searched the world for commercial models, but we couldn't find what we were looking for. So we partnered with Jefferson University's JeffDESIGN Health Design Lab to create our custom 3D printed models using open access from the NIH 3D Print Exchange program.
Open Access files available for download bellow!
ThESE 4 MODELS wERE developed as a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania Division of Emergency Ultrasound & Center for Resuscitation Science, and the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Emergency Medicine, JeffDESIGN Health Design Lab.
FOUR Hearts sliced to demonstrate 4 different Transesophageal EchocARDIOGRAPHY (TEE) PLANES (MID ESOPHAGEAL 4 CHAMBER VIEW, MID ESOPHAGEAL LONG AXIS VIEW, TRANSGASTRIC Short MID PAPILLARY AND Bicaval). Holes integrated for 6mmx1.75mm round magnets.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
MODELS WERE Print in PLA. We used silver for high contrast. If using single nozzle printer, print with outsize of heart facing the bed so that there are less supports on the heart interior. Comes out beautiful on a UM3 with PVA supports. We used epoxy to glue the 6x1.75mm magnets into the holes.
Heart Model Credit: Bramlet, M.T., Cross, B.S. (2016). 17 yo Female, Normal Heart.
Resource document. NIH 3D Print Exchange. [https://3dprint.nih.gov/discover/3dpx-002636] Accessed  [March], .
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