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.
Stop by the Inovus Medical Booth #833 to learn more or Visit the Invous Medical Website
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.