TruCorp Intubation Manikins for Emergency Medical Training

Cricothyrotomy Training Manikins

TruMan Trauma X
TruCorp TruMan Trauma X trauma training manikin
TruCorp TruMan Trauma X trauma training manikin
TruMan Trauma X
Airway management, surgical simulation & resuscitation training
TruCric
TruCric Cricothyrotomy Task Trainer model number TCRIC1
TruCric Cricothyrotomy Task Trainer model number TCRIC1
TruCric
Training model for cricothyroidotomy, tracheostomy & ventilation
AirSim Combo X
airway trainer
airway trainer
AirSim Combo X
Intubation, tracheostomy & cricothyroidotomy training manikin
AirSim Combo Bronchi X
AirSim Combo Bronchi X manikin model number CTC95100X
AirSim Combo Bronchi X manikin model number CTC95100X
AirSim Combo Bronchi X
Tracheostomy & diagnostic bronchoscopy training
AirSim Child Combo X
AirSim Child Combo X manikin Pediatric Intubation & Tracheostomy model number CC10006X
AirSim Child Combo X manikin Pediatric Intubation & Tracheostomy model number CC10006X
AirSim Child Combo X
Pediatric intubation, tracheostomy & cricothyroidotomy training
AirSim Child Combo Bronchi X
AirSim Child Combo Bronchi X training manikin model number CC50006X
AirSim Child Combo Bronchi X training manikin model number CC50006X
AirSim Child Combo Bronchi X
Pediatric intubation, tracheostomy & diagnostic bronchoscopy training

Adult & Pediatric Cricothyroidotomy Trainers

cricothyroidotomy training manikin

The AirSim Combo X facilitates training in cricothyrotomy, intubation, diagnostic techniques and more.

Lifelike & durable surgical airway trainers

Emergency surgical airway training can include several different methods including cricothyrotomy (also called cricothyroidotomy or coniotomy).

TruCorp airway manikins are ideal for demonstrating and practicing both cricothyrotomy and tracheostomy (see: cricothyrotomy vs tracheostomy) as well as many other airway management techniques.

True to life internal and external anatomy includes an inflatable tongue to simulate edema, visible and palpable landmarks and positive user feedback.

Manikin Features:

All our cricothyrotomy trainers can be used to teach and practice:

Replaceable larynx & neck skin for surgical cric trainers

TruCorp replacement parts and consumables for cricothyrotomy trainers are fast and easy to replace, ideal for efficient practice in a busy classroom setting:

Additional options include replaceable lung bags and subcutaneous fat tissue attachments (with or without blood).

Cricothyrotomy simulator plus patient monitor app

Cricothyrotomy simulator and patient monitor app

The TruMonitor app is is an easy training platform simulating a patient monitoring device on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

Our TruMonitor patient monitor simulator is user-friendly and can be used alongside our cricothyrotomy trainers to integrate clinical decision-making, crew resource management and clinical task/procedure training.

Using the TruMonitor app will help identify latent threats within your healthcare setting with cooperative training using existing equipment and systems. TruMonitor is perfect for EMS environments, simulation centers and university teaching hospitals with both pre-hospital and hospital bedside care.

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All TruCorp Surgical Cric Trainers:

pediatric cricothyrotomy training manikin

The AirSim Child Combo X has accurate anatomy based on CT DICOM data from a 6-year-old.

Needle Cricothyrotomy

Needle cricothyrotomy is a preferred emergency airway technique in children and infants because it’s easier to perform on pediatric anatomy and has less risk of damaging the larynx. 4

A needle is used to puncture the cricothyroid membrane (in some cases a small incision may be made first to make it easier to insert the needle).

The needle and an over-the-needle catheter enter the through the lower half of the membrane. The syringe and needle are removed and the catheter provides a temporary secure airway.5

The benefit of needle cricothyrotomy is reduced risk of complications if the right location is not correctly identified on the first attempt (compared to misidentification with a scalpel).

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Surgical Cricothyrotomy

Surgical cricothyrotomy, also called open cricothyrotomy, involves making a vertical incision through the skin and identifying the cricothyroid membrane.

The membrane is incised horizontally and opened using a gloved little finger or blunt end of the scalpel, allowing an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube to pass through.6

Care must be taken not to cut the cricoid or thyroid cartilage.

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Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy Using Seldinger Technique

Cricothyrotomy trainer for needle and surgical techniques

The wraparound neck skin can be rotated and used for 15+ incisions when practicing surgical airway techniques.

Percutaneous cricothyrotomy using the Seldinger technique is also called the Melker technique or Melker Seldinger technique. The Seldinger Technique in cricothyrotomy is performed advancing a wire guide through a hollow needle and into the trachea.

The needle is removed and the wire guide is used to guide the insertion of an airway catheter/dilator assembly over the wire and into the trachea.

After the wire guide and dilator are removed, the airway catheter is secured and attached to a ventilator device.

The benefit of this technique is that the guide wire maintains airway access until the catheter is in place.7

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Obese Cricothyrotomy Training with Subcutaneous Fat Tissue

Obese patients have excess fatty tissue on the neck and upper airway, making both intubation and surgical airway management more difficult. Anticipating a challenging airway in morbidly obese patients and training in difficult airway management can improve patient safety and outcomes.3

TruCorp has created several types of simulated subcutaneous fat tissue to provide advanced airway management training and improve patient outcomes in difficult cricothyrotomies in obese patients.

All types of simulated fat tissue are for sale online and come in packs of 5. We ship worldwide.

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Cricothyrotomy vs Tracheostomy

Cricothyrotomy and tracheostomy are both emergency surgical airway techniques used as a last resort in a ‘can’t intubate can’t ventilate’ (CICV) scenario.

A cricothyrotomy pierces the cricothyroid membrane to establish an airway. The cricothyroid membrane is in the larynx (voice box) just below the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple) in the front of the neck.

A tracheostomy creates a surgical opening (stoma) in the trachea, typically in an operating room under anesthesia, to provide a temporary or permanent alternative airway.

A cricothyrotomy is generally considered to be less difficult and less risky than a tracheostomy in emergency situations.1 If long-term breathing assistance is required, a cricothyrotomy will usually be replaced by a tracheostomy.2

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Sources:

  1. Mayo Clinic. [Tracheostomy] 2018
  2. Peep Talving, MD, PhD; Joseph DuBose, MD; Kenji Inaba, MD; et al. Conversion of Emergent Cricothyrotomy to Tracheotomy in Trauma Patients. [JAMA Network] 2010
  3. Helman, Anton. Episode 69 Obesity Emergency Management. [Emergency Medicine Cases] 2015
  4. Manoj K Mittal, MD, MRCP (UK), FAAP. Needle cricothyrotomy with percutaneous transtracheal ventilation. [UpToDate] 2017
  5. Markowitz, Joshua E, MD, RDMS, FACEP. Surgical Airway Techniques Technique. [Medscape] 2018
  6. Nickson, Chris. Surgical Cricothyroidotomy. [Life in the Fastlane] 2017
  7. Bonz, James W, MD. Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy. [Jove] 2018
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