TruCorp

TruCorp is a medical simulation training device company that specializes in anatomically correct airway management simulators, emergency simulators and surgical simulation trainers. In addition to medical training manikins, the company also offers a regional anesthesia trainer and an app for healthcare professionals.

TruCorp 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 paediatric models. The patient manikins meet the training needs of learners in universities, hospitals, emergency service organizations, simulation centers and other academic/training environments.

TruCorp airway trainers have a long lifespan and easily replaceable parts. This 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.


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TruCorp Company History

In Lurgan, Northern Ireland in 2003, two anaesthetists in the department of anaesthesia at Queen’s University Belfast believed that health professionals have had to tolerate unrealistic models for practicing skills training for too long. In response, they set out to identify a way to produce more high-fidelity simulation manikins. By setting a new standard for clinical skills training models, TruCorp was established.

Since then, the company has come to design and manufacture airway management manikins which include comprehensive CPR and AED training. To date, TruCorp continues to grow through a process of constant innovation and refinement. The company is proud to provide healthcare professionals with anatomically accurate healthcare simulators to advance medical skill training and improve overall patient safety.

Helping to spread TruCorp product information across educational environments worldwide, the company’s simulation mannequins and healthcare simulation tools have been presented at a variety of medical simulation conferences, exhibitions and shows, such as those hosted by SimGHOSTS, INACSL, ASPiH, SESAM, and the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH).


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TruCorp Healthcare Simulation Products

TruCorp’s product range provides training solutions for intubation, fiberoptic examination, cricothyroidotomy, percutaneous tracheostomy, bronchoscopy, chest trauma including needle decompression and chest tube insertion, intraosseous (IO) training, IV cannulation, difficult airway management and ventilation and resuscitation. “Made by professionals for professionals,” all materials used are strong with lifelike responsiveness, combining high-level performance with an ease of portability.

For example, the AirSim X Airway is an integral part of TruCorp’s pediatric simulators and adult airway management training manikins. Tested and certified for 20,000+ intubation cycles, the intubation airway provides an advanced medical training experience to improve patient safety and treatment.

Created using CT DICOM data collected from real adults, children and infants, the AirSim Airway is realistic and durable. During production the airway is molded in a single piece and put through a sophisticated dipping process. The result is an anatomically correct and visually accurate oral and nasopharyngeal airway from the nasal passages to fourth generation bronchi.

The airway in the AirSim Combo Bronchi X is enhanced with palpable cricoid landmarks, laryngeal cartilages, tracheal rings and bronchi down to the fourth generation. This training tool provides exceptional detail in both internal and external features for a more realistic training experience. The carina, bronchus and bronchioles can be clearly identified when training on the use of a fiberoptic laryngoscope.

Another medical simulation training manikin, the TruMan Trauma X, offers a realistic larynx with palpable cricoid landmarks, laryngeal cartilages and tracheal rings. The manikin also presents an audible hiss when a needle is successfully inserted into the second and fifth intercostal spaces. This product makes for the easy identification of all anatomical landmarks for CPR, has a full head tilt with chin lift and jaw thrust and presents lifelike recoil during compressions. The TruMan Trauma X is ideal for training in airway management, cricothyrotomy, tracheostomy, tension pneumothorax, CPR and more.

All TruCorp adult and pediatric manikins feature an inflatable tongue with real-life size and texture to introduce air and create tongue edema. Additionally, Bronchi manikins feature internal anatomical detail down to the fourth generation bronchi, facilitating full airway management and bronchoscopy techniques. TruCorp’s Combo Manikins are intended for percutaneous tracheostomy and needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy practice.

As for ultrasound simulators, TruCorp’s TruUltra products are made of material with a lifelike feel and that are “self-healing” – meaning that needle marks disappear overnight and inserts can be used for 1000+ needle punctures. Products in the TruUltra range are compatible with all ultrasound machines and are ideal for manufacturers to use for education and demos.

TruNerve Block is a three-in-one ultrasound training model designed for anesthetists and other healthcare professionals to be able to practice and maintain ultrasound skills for regional anesthesia, vascular access and bone fracture identification. Trainee anesthetists develop, practice and maintain the skills necessary to use ultrasound for guiding regional anesthesia and vascular access procedures. Simulated anaesthetic fluid can be injected around the nerve.

TruCorp’s TruPICC is an IV training arm ideal for practicing ultrasound-guided PICC line placement and IV insertion. Airway management simulation resources, such as the TruPICC, can be used for COVID-19 preparedness training. Many medical education and simulation groups are in the process of developing and recommending standard airway management practices for the COVID-19 patient group.

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TruCorp offers two different simulator apps ideal for clinical and medical trainees, EMS providers, simulation centers, university teaching hospitals and more.The TruMonitor, which is a patient monitor simulator developed by TruCorp for smartphones and tablets (including iPad). Learners can run the company’ training platform on a single device or pair of devices and add unlimited additional users. TruMonitor has been designed with the user in mind. A quick and simple set-up means the solution is ready to use within seconds, ideal for a busy classroom environment.

Alternatively, TruVent is TruCorp’s mechanical ventilation simulator app that allows educators and learners to create and navigate complex clinical scenarios on a simulated ventilated patient. TruVent is now available on iOS devices, and is especially relevant for training given the challenges healthcare professionals are facing amid COVID19. The company offers a free 14-day trial of this simulator app.

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