Ultrasound Paracentesis Training Package

The Ultrasound Paracentesis Training Package includes the Paracentesis Model and an additional replaceable tissue. This ultrasound compatible trainer allows the user to perform paracentesis from diagnosis to draining simulated ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen. The anatomically correct model is positioned to simulate a patient sitting up at a 45 degree angle with a distended abdomen and includes the pubis symphysis, iliac crest, and umbilicus. The procedure can be performed at the midline below the umbilicus or medial to the umbilicus 4 to 5 cm above the anterosuperior iliac spine.


Skill Development

  • Use ultrasound to minimize risks and learn to:
    • locate pocket of ascites
    • gauge the distance from skin to fluid, and from fluid to bowel
    • look for blood vessels  beneath the skin
  • Drain fluid from the peritoneal cavity
  • Use traditional lateral gutter technique or midline linea alba technique
  • Palpate anatomic landmarks significant to the procedure


  • Ultrasound compatible with replaceable tissue
  • Internal anatomy includes superficial epigastric vessels, partial liver and partial spleen, rectus abdominal muscles, and mesentery intestines
  • Allows up to one liter of intraperitoneal fluid removal
  • Replaceable tissue is durable and allows for repeated use
  • Palpable anatomy and realistic needle response


  • Paracentesis Base, Two Replaceable Tissue (PACT-20), 7/16” Nut Driver


  • Size: 14″ h; 14″ w; 10.5″ d
  • Weight: 19.5 lbs