Inovus Medical Showcases North American Debut of Sellick Cricoid Pressure Trainer at IMSH 2018
For the first time ever in North America, Inovus Medical debuted Sellick, the Cricoid Pressure Trainer goes stateside at IMSH 2018 booth 833. Providing Laproscopic simulators & accessories, surgical skills trainers, arthroscopic simulators and more, UK-based Inovus Medical has a unique take on the development of simulation trainers. Inovus Medical works directly with experienced healthcare professionals to create new trainers geared towards specific needs not currently being met by the industry. One such product, is the Sellick Cricoid Pressure Trainer which demonstrates in real time the specific pressure learners are pushing while engaging with the trainer.
About the Sellick
Sellick is the cricoid pressure trainer that allows healthcare professionals to learn, practice, retain and reproduce the correct technique for effective cricoid pressures. Sellick™ gives real time feedback on cricoid pressures allowing training clinicians to repeatedly perform the ‘Sellick’s Manoeuvre’ until they develop muscle memory for the correct pressure required in this procedure. Repeated practice in a simulated environment allows clinicians to perform this technique with confidence when in a clinical environment.
The simulator consists of an anatomically correct ‘neck section’ with thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage and proximal trachea, covered by a simulated skin. The proprietary pressure transfer system, which connects the neck section to the base of the simulator, gives a real to life feel of ‘give’ as the cricoid is depressed under pressure.
Real time cricoid pressures are displayed on a back lit LED interface. Downwards pressures are displayed in Newtons up to a maximum of 35 Newtons. The simulator has an integrated timer that starts and stops on application of pressure. Cricoid pressures above 35 Newtons are deemed excessive and indicated by a red flashing LED system. Lateral pressures above 10 Newtons are indicated by a blue LED system.