Echo Healthcare Now Offers 7-Sigma Intubation and Airway Management Skills Trainers
Echo Healthcare recently announced the distribution of 7-SIGMA’s airway and intubation skills trainers. Intubation and airway management remain vital and essential skills throughout healthcare education and clinical practice. Skills that are important to new learners, require evaluation during onboarding and also through check-offs and ACLS certification in clinical practice. Airway management and the ability to properly intubate, regardless of airway type or clinical complexity, is often a life-saving procedure for patients but also something that is difficult to remain an expert in without continual practice and ongoing training. Endotracheal intubation is a complex psychomotor skill that carries a significant risk of procedure-related complications and mortality and therefore requires substantial practice to remain proficient with this technique. In response, Echo Healthcare has added the most realistic and highest quality intubation and airway management task trainers from 7-SIGMA to their robust product portfolio to help support the need for quality, simulation-based solutions to safely enhance intubation and airway management training throughout medical education.
7-SIGMA’s intubation and airway management skills trainers are offered in a variety of ages, skin tones and pathology types allowing learners and clinicians of all levels a variety of options to improve their proficiency. All of the 7-SIGMA full torso and partial torso airway trainers allow for oral and nasal intubation using any airway adjunct and are excellent hands-on training options for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners and practitioners.
The unique, modular design of the 7-SIGMA airway trainers allows users the ability to easily change out airway types and face skins to provide various simulation-based training scenarios that can simulate: normal or difficult airways, smoke inhalation, burn exposure, anaphylaxis, Covid-19 airways, pediatric models, and many more!
Each airway trainer is created with 7-SIGMA’s high-quality polymer, which creates an unparalleled level of fidelity, realism and durability that is consistent with Echo Healthcare’s quality standards. Each airway trainer is designed with an anatomically correct epiglottis, tongue, vocal cords and tracheal rings that support realistic biomechanics. All Echo Healthcare’s 7-SIGMA trainers provide confirmation of intubation via auscultation and chest excursion and can accurately simulate both right mainstem intubation and esophageal intubation.
“We are pleased to offer 7-SIGMA Simulation Systems airway intubation products under our portfolio. As a leader in medical simulation solutions with a strong focus on realism and quality, we have found a solution for intubation skills trainers that matches the unparalleled level of realism and fidelity that we offer across our entire product portfolio. Intubation and airway management are skills that are frequently trained on across all levels of learners and healthcare professionals and we want to be able to provide the best solution to the marketplace. With the addition of 7-SIGMA products, our customers now have the ability to pair their skills trainers with the highest level of quality they’ve come to expect from Echo Healthcare,” says Kevin King, CEO of Echo Healthcare.
More about Echo Healthcare
Echo Healthcare a global leader in high-reality simulation training solutions and a worldwide leader in immersive spaces and educational software, announced a distribution partnership with 7-SIGMA Simulation Systems (7S 3 ) in March, 2023. This partnership makes Echo Healthcare the exclusive distributor for all civilian accounts in North and South America while BMK Ventures continues to distribute for all US Government entities. With this partnership, Echo Healthcare continues to be on the forefront providing the most realistic simulation training solutions to hospitals, academic institutions and medical education facilities around the world. Echo Healthcare was founded by a group of passionate simulation experts who bring over 40 years of simulation experience into the market. Their mission is to improve patient outcomes and save lives through innovation, education and technology.
In addition to 7-SIGMA airway trainers, Echo Healthcare also offers a variety of other products to meet the needs of any medical simulation center. Examples of these products include:
LifeCast Body Simulation: A leap in realism for the medical training industry, Lifecast Body Simulation has developed a range of highly accurate and lifelike medical manikins which transform the way that medical simulation and education are delivered and absorbed.
EchoMask: Designed to enhance the fidelity of existing manikin simulators by providing a dramatic increase to the level of realism that learners experience. EchoMasks allows the transformation of a plastic looking manikin into a realistic patient while protecting the investment and not compromising the mechanical fidelity!
MeLiSA Support Services: Standing for Master Level Service Agreement. MeLiSA understands how valuable time is at a busy healthcare simulation lab and that maintaining medical simulators can be complex. MeLiSA aims to demystify medical simulators and provide immediate support any time, anywhere. The MeLiSA team is composed of highly skilled ESR’s (Emergency Simulator Responders) with a broad technical skill set. Unlike other service and support programs their loyalties are to end user of the manikin, not the manufacturers. MeLiSA acts as the simulation program’s advocate with the simulator manufacturers, and their goal is to keep the medical simulation program operational.
Simology Moulage: Simology wounds are molded from premium quality soft silicone, come pre-painted and are easy to apply. All wounds come in a choice of 4 skin tones with various kits and instructional videos being available for wound application, bruising creation and skin tone blending.
More About 7-SIGMA
7-SIGMA is a successful designer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance polymer and metal components and assemblies for the printing, medical, aerospace, and industrial markets. 7-SIGMA branded and created 7S³ to provide innovative polymer solutions to the growing medical industry. With over 40 years of experience, 7-SIGMA airway trainers are the superior choice for developing best practices to safely intubate.
Wesley Lockhart, PhD.c, MSMS, CHSE, CHSOS – Wesley has been involved in medical simulation for almost two decades, having started his simulation career as a Standardized Patient throughout high school and college. His first position out of college while preparing for medical school was a simulation technician at UC Riverside, he fell in love with medical simulation and the impact it could have on future providers and their future patients. After deciding against medical school, Wesley pursued a graduate degree in Medical Simulation from Drexel University, received his CHSE and CHSOS from SSH, and is currently a PhD candidate at MGH-IHP. Currently, Wesley works as the Simulation Director at the newly established University of Texas Tyler School of Medicine after 8 years at UC Riverside. His interests in simulation focus on Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Mastery learning, Debriefing, and integrating simulation into established curricula. Wesley lives in East Texas with his wife Kristen, daughter Sophie, and 3 standard poodles. When not head down in a simulation scenario, Wesley enjoys video games, fantasy novels, escape rooms, and board games with friends.