A complete solution for neonatal clinical skills training
Our neonatal clinical skills training model is ideal for nurses, anesthetists & other medical professionals practicing DOPS including infant airway management, CPR, catherization and many other procedures. TruBaby is incredibly lifelike with the weight, size & movement of a 5-year-old infant.
Incredible realism and anatomically correct details
We are loyal to the AirSim manikins because they are the most realistic models on the market…The manikins are well suited to our training, the incredible realism and anatomically correct details provide our pediatric anesthesiology and critical care learners an experience similar to a real clinical scenario… The product range is ever expanding and TruCorp continue to produce airway trainers that reflect the real world challenges we face.
Incredibly helpful training our neonatology fellows
The Pierre Robin manikin has been incredibly helpful in training our neonatology fellows how to manage a difficult airway. All of our fellows have benefited greatly from learning to place oral airways, laryngeal mask airways, and endotracheal tubes in this manikin. The anatomy is quite realistic and I have yet to find a better difficult airway training manikin for neonatology.
Heather French, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
CPR techniques differ depending on the age of the recipient. The TruBaby X System allows realistic infant CPR training to improve practitioner confidence and patient safety featuring:
Realistic rib structure with xiphoid process
Full recommended depth of 1.5 inches can be achieved with full chest recoil
Chest structure has lifelike recoil during compressions, accurate representation of rise and fall during ventilation
Inflatable tongue to simulate normal lingual tension, tongue edema or anaphylactic reaction
Realistic look and feel of tissues representing skin, fat and muscle
Though infants are far smaller than adults, performing high quality chest compressions during CPR is equally important. TruBaby’s lifelike responsiveness to compressions and ventilation allows for realistic practice to improve patient outcomes.
Peripheral Venous Cannulation of Infants
Peripheral IV (intravenous) catheters can be inserted into peripheral veins to administer treatments, transfusions or IV fluids. TruBaby features:
Dorsal venous network allowing needle catherization at various locations
Fully enclosed fluid management system giving realistic flashback and flow
Fluids can be both withdrawn and administered
150+ needle punctures with no leaks using recommended needle gauge sizes
Infant blood vessels are much smaller than in adults and are not well supported by the surrounding soft tissue. Our neonatal skills trainer has been developed to provide lifelike training to improve patient safety and outcomes.
Neonatal Lumbar Puncture
Neonatal lumbar puncture acquires a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for testing to confirm or exclude diagnosis of infection (bacterial, viral or fungal).
TruBaby facilitates lumbar puncture training with:
Ability to maneuver the baby into the required lateral decubitus position or sit upright
Palpable vertebrae landmarksInsertion sites include L3-L4 and L4-L5 spine locations
Accurate needle placement allows for positive response and collection of simulated cerebrospinal fluid Fluid is isolated and can be quickly refilled for a unique training experience
Insert can last for 150+ incisions and is fully interchangeable
PICC Line Insertion in Neonates
PICC line insertion provides long-term vascular access through a peripherally inserted central catheter.
TruBaby facilitates PICC line training in infants featuring:
Complete PICC line procedure including guidewire insertion, dilation, and full cannulation
Peripherally inserted catheterization either through the basilic, brachial, or cephalic veins, all visually located
Fully enclosed fluid management system giving realistic blood flashback and flow
Speed of blood can be altered to show slow, medium or fast blood flow to increase difficulty - fluids can be withdrawn and administrated in a realistic manner
150+ needle incisions with no leaks using recommend needle gauge sizes
Infant Pneumothorax Treatment
Tension pneumothorax results when alveoli (air sacs in lungs) rupture and leak air into the pleural space (between lung and chest wall).
TruBaby allows training in needle thoracentesis at the 2nd & 5th intercostal spaces and features:
Realistic rib structures including xiphoid process and clavicle
Palpable landmarks in the 2nd intercoastal space midclavicular line and the 5th intercostal space mid auxiallary line
Easily interchangeable inserts
Each insert can last 150+ needle penetrations
Realistic ‘hiss’ upon air escaping
Intraosseous Infusion in Neonates
Intraosseous infusion (IO) is making an injection directly into bone marrow to create a non-collapsible point of entry for the systemic venous system. In this way fluids and/or medication can be delivered even when intravenous access is not possible. Blood samples can also be collected this way.
The proximal tibia is the preferred site for intraosseous infusion in infants. TruBaby allows training in IO tibia featuring:
Proximal tibia interosseous needle insertion site
Contains tibial tuberosity anatomy
Realistic feel when penetrating the medullary cavity
Isolated insert with pre-filled blood fluid for correct placement of IO needle
Each insert will last 2-3 times due to destructive nature of the procedure
Infant Urinary Catheterization
A catheter may be used to obtain a sterile urine specimen to diagnose infection in the bladder or kidneys. Some infants may need a urinary catheter because of low urine output, so nursing and medical staff can determine how much fluid is needed.
TruBaby allows training in female infant urethral catheterization featuring:
Realistic anatomy to practice inserting catheter tube to extract urine
Realistic urethral and vaginal opening
Positive fluid flow when successful bladder tap has been performed