TruCorp Advanced Airway Trainers Enhance EMS Education
TruCorp is a medical simulation task trainer company that specializes in anatomically correct airway management simulators, clinical skills task trainers and surgical simulation trainers. To help advance realistic airway management and emergency procedure training, the company’s intubation heads and innovative AirSim product lines are designed based on CT data scanned from actual human patients. From the silicone skin covering to the articulation of the neck and jaw, the advanced airway trainers have a lifelike feel and responsiveness, making every training session more true to life. Here we take a close look at the complete range of AirSim X trainers available from TruCorp.
During COVID-19, the need to specifically train for complicated airway management while in full PPE, put additional pressure on clinicians and clinical educators alike. As shown in Qualitative evaluation of just-in-time simulation-based learning: the learners’ perspective (Kamdar et al) and Perceptions on the Impact of a Just-in-Time Room on Trainees and Supervising Physicians in a Pediatric Emergency Department (Thomas et al.), “Just in Time” clinical task training can “improve trainee confidence and supervisor reports of less procedural intervention.” By practicing airway management skills in a safe simulated environment with high-quality simulators like those from TruCorp, programs can increase performance outcomes and reduce medical errors for an overall cost savings of up to 40:1!
TruCorp’s advanced airway management training manikins feature visually accurate airways tested for over 20,000 intubation cycles and anatomically correct internal and external landmarks. Thus, TruCorp airway trainers have a long lifespan thanks to easily replaceable parts, which makes them ideal training equipment for airway management training courses, focused on training current and prospective doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics, military members, firefighters, first responders, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and clinical skills educators.
Many of the TruCorp trainers also come with an inflatable tongue for edema simulation, multiple difficult airway options, real-feel skin covering, cost-efficient consumables and easily replaceable parts. It is important to note that there are five-year airway guarantees on many of the TruCorp AirSim X product lines.
TruCorp Airway Management Products
AirSim Combo Bronchi X: TruCorp AirSim Combo Bronchi X features the uniquely constructed AirSim X airway with a five-year airway warranty enhanced with palpable cricoid landmarks, laryngeal cartilages and tracheal rings. Perfect for practicing oral and nasal intubation, ventilation, supraglottic devices, percutaneous tracheostomy, needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy plus diagnostic bronchoscopy techniques including lung suctioning & isolation. Replacement parts interchange easily for efficient training.
AirSim Child Combo Bronchi X: This pediatric airway, bronchoscopy and cricothyroidotomy trainer features the uniquely constructed AirSim X airway with 5-year warranty enhanced with palpable cricoid landmarks, laryngeal cartilages and tracheal rings. This versatile pediatric intubation manikin is based on a 6-year-old child and is ideal for practicing oral and nasal intubation, percutaneous tracheostomy, ventilation, supraglottic devices, bronchoscopy and needle & surgical cricothyroidotomy.
AirSim Baby X: AirSim Baby X is the most anatomically correct pediatric airway trainer for teaching and training infant airway management. Features accurate internal and external anatomical details based on CT-DICOM data from a 5-month-old infant. Medical professionals get efficient, realistic practice in pediatric intubation, laryngoscopy, ventilation and supraglottic devices.
AirSim Pierre Robin X: AirSim Pierre Robin X was developed in collaboration with clinicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This realistic training manikin highlights difficult airway management techniques for infants with Pierre Robin Sequence/Syndrome (PRS) and includes the AirSim X airway with a five-year warranty certified for over 20,000 intubation cycles. The internal anatomy features various congenital defects of an infant with PRS including significant mandibular hypoplasia, micrognathia, glossoptosis, cleft palate and bifid uvula. This manikin is also available in a dark skin tone.
TruBaby X: This versatile pediatric clinical skills training model is ideal for anesthetists, nurses and other pediatric emergency medical professionals practicing Directly Observed Practical Skills (DOPS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and critical emergency medicine. Learners can develop and maintain clinical competencies in the skills associated with infant airway management, peripheral venous cannulation, lumbar puncture, needle thoracentesis, urethral catheterization, intraosseous (IO) tibia access and more. TruBaby X is incredibly lifelike with the appearance, weight, size and movement of a 5-month-old infant.
TruMan Trauma X: This model provides lifelike training in advanced airway management skills, CPR and emergency surgical procedures for life threatening trauma situations. Anatomically correct simulated human torso and AirSim X airway facilitate training in oral and nasal intubation, supraglottic devices, percutaneous tracheostomy, needle & surgical cricothyroidotomy, chest tube insertion, needle decompression of tension pneumothorax and more.
More About TruCorp
TruCorp, a UK-based company, designs, engineers and produces a wide variety of these simulation manikins while remaining committed to healthcare best practices and patient wellbeing. The company’s products, which are used globally, come in both adult and pediatric models. The patient manikins meet the training needs of learners in universities, hospitals, emergency service organizations, simulation centers and other academic/training environments. In addition to medical training manikins, the company also offers a portfolio of ultrasound guided task trainers for IV, PICC and regional anesthesia training, and a simulated patient monitoring and ventilation app for healthcare professionals.
TruCorp’s product range provides training solutions for intubation, fiberoptic examination, cricothyroidotomy, percutaneous tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, chest trauma including needle decompression and chest tube insertion, ultrasound, intraosseous (IO) training, IV cannulation, difficult airway management and ventilation and resuscitation. Our latest product, TruTourniquet, is a lifelike task trainer for practicing hemorrhage control. “Made by professionals for professionals,” all materials used are strong with lifelike responsiveness, combining high-level performance with ease of portability.
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 and his wife Abigail Baily, PhD live in Las Vegas, Nevada with two amazing daughters and two crazy dachshunds.