Life/Form Paediatric Lumbar Puncture Training Simulator


  • Paediatric lumbar puncture simulator, representing children 10 – 12 months
  • Ideal for medical students, paediatricians and midwives
  • Anatomically correct and palpable for realistic training
  • Measures cerebrospinal fluid pressure


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Life/Form Paediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator

As part of diagnostic procedures in infants, lumbar puncture is often used to collect samples like cerebrospinal fluid, measure CSF pressure or to inject medication. The Life/Form Paediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator is a realistic training manikin that simulates a 10-12 month old infant and allows for the training and demonstration of this delicate procedure.

What’s Included?

  • 1 x Paediatric lumbar puncture baby on base board
  • 1 x Lumbar puncture pad with spine and spinal tubing
  • 1 x IV bag with tubing
  • 1 x Pack of baby powder
  • 1 x Hard carrying case
  • 1 x Instruction manual

Who Can Use the Life/Form Paediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator?

Designed to provide realistic application for lumbar injection on infants, this life-size training manikin is an ideal tool for use by the following:

  • Medical students
  • Paediatricians
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Trainee doctors

Key Features

  • Anatomically correct and palpable
  • Correct body positioning
  • Lumbar pad is easy to replace
  • Realistic resistance
  • Simulated CSF flows with successful puncture

What Are the Benefits of This Manikin?

  • Targets key skills specific to paediatric lumbar puncture procedures
  • Palpation of landmarks
  • Skin preparation
  • Needle positioning and insertion
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection
  • Measures cerebrospinal fluid pressure
  • Allows for intrathecal injections

How Do I Perform a Lumbar Puncture with This Simulator?

To perform a lumbar injection using this infant manikin, please follow the instructions below:

  1. The lumbar puncture may be performed in the L3-L4, L4-L5, or L5-S1 space
  2. Locate the correct puncture site by palpating the iliac crest and spine
  3. A small ‘give’ will be felt as the spinal needle is advanced slowly into the proper space
  4. After each procedure, pass a small amount of water through the stopcock to eliminate any air pockets that may have formed when fluid was withdrawn
  5. Refill the IV bag as needed to maintain correct pressure

For more information on how to use the manikin for effective training every time, please refer to the manual below:

  • User Instruction Manual

What Size Is This Baby Manikin?

  • Infant Size (LxWxH): 19 x 7 x 6″
  • Board Size (LxW): 19.5 x 11″

What Other Life/Form Products Are Available?

With more than 20-years experience in healthcare simulation, Life/Form are a leading brand in the production of medical and first aid training solutions. You can browse our full range of Life/Form Trainers and Manikins on our website.

Please contact the Medical Supplies Customer Care Team by telephone on +44 7985 753735 for enquiries pertaining to the Delivery of this product.

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