Introducing a realistic and reusable quinsy simulator (2016)

Type of publication:
Journal article

*Giblett, N, *Hari, C

The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Feb 2016, vol. 130, no. 2, p. 201-203

An increasing number of inexperienced doctors are rotating through otolaryngology departments and providing care to ENT patients. Numerous acute ENT conditions require basic surgical or technical intervention; hence, effective and efficient simulation induction training has become paramount in providing a safe yet valuable educational environment for the junior clinician. Whilst simulation has developed over the years for numerous ENT skills, to date there has not been a realistic and easily reproducible model for teaching the skills to manage one of the most common ENT emergencies, a peritonsillar abscess or 'quinsy'. We have adapted the Laryngotech trainer, a well-established ENT simulation tool, to present a readily accessible, reusable and realistic simulation model. The model provides safe training for the drainage of quinsy.