Skills and Features


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.

  • 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 can be used to teach the following Nerve Blocks:

  • Trigeminal ganglion block or radiofrequency needle placement
  • Cervical facet joint injection
  • Epidural injections at all spinal levels
  • Lumbar sympathetic block, splancnic, coeliac and superior hypogastric nerve blocks
  • Lumbar facet joint injection and radio frequency denervation of posterior primary ramus
  • Sacroiliac joint injection



  • The manikin consists of a specially coated plastic human skeleton, head covered in artificial skin and 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

2 Year Guarantee

  • This model, manufactured by Adam,Rouilly, comes with a 2 Year Guarantee.
    This guarantee applies to models which have been used correctly and covers durability and functionality.
Additional Information


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

Range of Simulation

  2. Lumbar sympathetic block 
  3. Splancnic nerve block 
  4. Epidural injections at all spinal levels 
  5. Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar facet joint injection and radio frequency denervation of posterior primary ramus 
  6. Cervical facet joint injection 
  7. Trigeminal ganglion block or radio frequency needle placement 
  8. Coeliac nerve block 
  9. Superior hypogastric nerve block 
  10. Sacroiliac joint injection



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