IS Nerve Block Trainer With SmarTissue

The Interscalene / Supraclavicular Block with SmarTissueTM is the only nerve block training solution that provides instructors and users a feedback mechanism to gain procedural accuracy and enhance the training experience. It is both ultrasound compatible and offers visual and audio feedback when the needle position is proximal to the brachial plexus. If the needle tip either contacts the nerve sheath or penetrates the brachial plexus this is indicated by the SmarTissue Software.


Skill Development

  • Psychomotor skills associated with targeting the nerves of the brachial plexus for peripheral nerve block regional anesthesia
  • Needle insertion using Interscalene and/or Supraclavicular approaches
  • Ultrasound imaging skills
    • Transducer and needle manipulation and movement
    • Visualize needle tip positioning, proximity and placement verification
    • Recognition of nerve bundles, arteries, veins and muscular anatomy


  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Clavicle
  • Interscalene groove
  • Internal jugular and carotid artery (which pulses)
  • Anterior and middle scalene muscle
  • Brachial plexus


  • Includes body form with replaceable SmarTissue, nerve stimulator electronics, and SmarTissue software (PC compatible*)
  • Ultrasound compatible for guidance during needle sticks and catheter placement
  • Anatomically correct human torso with landmarks for enhanced realism
  • Distinct “pop” is visualized and palpated when the needle enters into the neural sheath
  • SmarTissue software interprets unique signals, illuminating a green circle if the needle is proximal to the nerve and a red dot if the needle is inserted into the nerve
  • Optional articulating head increases realism
  • Includes a simulated arterial pulse
  • Can be injected with simulated anesthesia, which is naturally expelled for repeated use.


  • SmarTissue Upper Body Form, Replaceable SmarTissue, SmarTissue Software, Universal Needle Adaptor, Arterial Pulse Hand Pump, Carrying Case, User’s Guide

Laptop not included.


  • Size: 18″ h; 27″ w; 8.5″ d (carrying case)
  • Weight: 27 lbs