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TruNerve Block®
Product Code: TNB100

This innovative 3-in-1 ultrasound model provides hands-on training in:

  • Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks with ability to verify needle tip location
  • Ultrasound IV insertion with embedded vessels & realistic blood flashback
  • Ultrasound bone imaging featuring a fractured bone structure
Effective training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

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.

Realistic. Durable. Easy to set up.

TruNerve Block is ideal for emergency medicine, radiology, surgical training programs, ultrasound training programs, simulation centers, surgical skills centers, medical education facilities, and manufacturers for ultrasound education and demonstrations.

Product Details

Ultrasound Model Features

  • Contains epidermal layer, two simulated vessels (4mm), a nerve bundle (with surrounding artery and vein), a fractured bone & fascia layers
  • Nerve bundle allows fluid entry & withdrawal for anaesthesia fluid administration
  • Positive fluid flow when vessels are accurately accessed
  • Constant blood flow for realistic flashback
  • Color Doppler flow imaging
  • 1000+ needle incisions with self-healing/regeneration of the TruUltra material
  • Needle tracks disappear with very minimal damage to material
  • Longitudinal and transverse anatomical viewing options
  • Realistic needle tip identification and artefact
  • Use with any ultrasound imaging system with appropriate transcuder probe (recommend high-frequency linear array transducer 5-12 mhz)
  • Weight: 1.8Kg (4 lb) [Ultrasound insert = 800g (1.8lb) and product plinth = 1Kg (2.2lb)]
  • Dims: 350mm x 150mm X 110mm (Ultrasound insert -160mm x 140mm x 40mm)

Medical Procedure Training

  • Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • Ultrasound-guided vascular access
  • IV cannulation (venipuncture and vein cannulation)
  • Injection of simulated anaesthetics with visual air & fluid retention possible
  • Injection of fluid around the nerve
  • Identification of arterial and venous blood flow
  • Fractured bone identification
  • Ultrasound education & machine demonstrations (ideal for ultrasound manufacturers)

Package Contents

  • 1 TruNerve Block unit 

  • 1 Black carrier case

  • 2 x 250ml Bottles TruUltra Gel

  • 2 x 250ml concentrated blood

  • Universal plug adaptor

  • 2 x 20ml luer lock syringes/adapters for set-up

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User-friendly task trainer for ultrasound guided procedures

Why choose this model?

Ultrasound trainer for nerve block practice

Self-healing TruUltra material is good for over 1000 nerve block needle insertions.

TruNerve Block is unlike any other ultrasound trainer. Innovation, longevity and lifelike anatomical details make this model ideal for effective training and demonstrations.

3 in 1 task trainer

TruNerve Block is the only ultrasound training block on the market to have 3 features in 1 product:

  • IV cannulation of multiple veins
  • Regional anaesthesia practicing around the nerve
  • Bone fracture identification

Built to last

Like our airway mannequins, TruNerve Block is durable and long-lasting:

  • Exclusive self-healing TruUltra material is designed to withstand repeated use
  • Comfortably facilitates the insertion of over 1000 nerve block needles
  • Left overnight, TruUltra regenerates up to 90%
  • Tested for over 1000 incisions without fail

True to life

TruNerve Block is extremely realistic:

  • Clearly defined fascia layers, veins, arteries, nerve, and bone match acoustic characteristics of real human tissues
  • Unique, fully-integrated fluid management system replicates realistic blood flow in an adult
  • Positive flashback upon needle entry
  • Real-feel vascular ‘tenting’ upon entry into vessel
  • Realistic muscle fluid absorption
  • High quality imaging with Colour Doppler visualization

Easy and clean

TruNerve Block is lightweight, portable, and easy to set up & use:

  • Comes fully assembled in a durable carry case for easy transport and safe storage
  • Arrives ready to use for nerve block training with TruUltra fluid pre-installed
  • Simple design for efficiently replacing the insert or switching procedure training types
  • Quick-flow blood mechanism is easy to refill
  • No mess! Our unique design means no leaks occur

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Nerve block ultrasound

ultrasound training model with self-contained fluid management system for realistic blood flashback

Replacing the nerve block insert is fast and simple.

Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) improve patient safety by allowing the visualization of the needle’s path to the target nerve. Extensive training is required to recognize 3D structures in a flat image and successfully guide the needle tip position.

TruNerve Block is an ideal regional anesthesia ultrasound training block model. Trainees practice technical and imaging skills including:

  • Probe positioning and movement with ultrasound system controls
  • Dexterity while practicing ultrasound scan and needling techniques
  • Recognition of arterial and vein vessels and nerves in soft responsive tissue
  • Using ultrasound to differentiate nerve from surrounding anatomical structures
  • Practice in-plane and out-of-plane approaches to nerve
  • Using ultrasound to target the nerves for ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia
  • Visualizing the delivery and distribution of simulated local anesthetic solution
  • Gaining proficiency and confidence in ultrasound-guided nerve blocks

Ultrasound model nerve block features:

  • 2 blood vessels positioned at differing depths and course throughout – surrounding vessels are used as reference points to differentiate from the nerve
  • Practice visualizing the artery and vein laterally beside the nerve
  • Verify needle tip location and practice entire regional anaesthesia procedure
  • Simulated anaesthetics can be injected into the model with visual air and fluid retention possible alongside the nerve
  • Fluids can be easily removed through our innovative self-contained fluid management system for efficient repeat training
  • When trainee accurately accesses the vessels, positive fluid flow provides feedback they’ve cannulated the targeted vessel

Any ultrasound imaging system with an appropriate transducer can be used, including high frequency linear array ultrasound probes. TruCorps’ unique ultrasound gel creates a perfect medium to allow fluid retention and realistic muscle fluid absorption.

TruNerve Block is ideal for medical students, clinicians, and CME for physician regional anesthesia practitioners, radiologists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, surgeons, and physiatrists (physical medicine & rehabilitation/PM&R physicians). We also offer realistic medical training manikins for a wide range of airway management and clinical skills training.

We recommend a 21G needle size for optimal performance.

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Ultrasound IV simulator

ultrasound task trainer for vascular access

Snap-fit fluid connectors & quick blood refill mean faster training & no mess.

Realistic training in ultrasound IV placement

TruNerve Block allows for effective practice of ultrasound guided intravenous cannulation. Ideal for ultrasound vascular access courses, ultrasound training for nurses, and emergency medicine.

Ultrasound IV features:

  • Two embedded vessels, small/large and shallow/deep
  • Realistic flashback upon entry into blood vessel
  • Real-feel vascular ‘tenting’ upon entry into vessel
  • Colour Doppler detection of blood flow
  • Self-healing TruUltra material leaves minimal marks & regenerates up to 90% within 24h
  • Innovative design means NO LEAKS

We recommend a 21G needle size for optimal performance.

Durable trainer for cost-effective practice

Time and training are required to gain proficiency in ultrasound-guided IV insertion. Our self-healing TruUltra material is designed with withstand repeated practice in a busy setting.

Left overnight, TruUltra regenerates up to 90%, giving trainees fresh material without needle tracks. This trainer has been tested for over 1000 needle incisions without fail.

The blood refill mechanism is fast and easy. Snap-fit fluid connectors mean NO MESS. Replacing the insert is quick and simple so you can get back to training!

Ultrasound guided IV tips

IV cannulation is a common procedure, usually accomplished quickly and without problems. In cases where intravenous access is complicated (by obesity, IV drug abuse or edema for example), using an ultrasound to gain vascular access can be an effective solution.

Tips for practicing ultrasound-guided IV placement:

  1. Be ready with all the supplies you need at hand, and extras within arm’s reach.
  2. Position the patient and the ultrasound machine correctly. Make sure the patient is comfortable and that the machine is on the opposite side of the arm (or training model) being used, angled so you have an unobstructed view of the screen.
  3. Practice both short axis and long axis approaches to become familiar with both longitudinal and transverse views of blood vessels and tissue.
  4. Be aware of compressing soft tissues and veins with the ultrasound probe. The depth of a blood vessel can appear different when pressure is applied.
  5. If necessary, flush the line with saline after placement to verify integrity. You should see turbulence inside the vein if it’s placed correctly (and leakage into the surrounding tissues with insertion failure).

See all IV trainers or get in touch for a free demo. We offer discounts for high volume orders.

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Ultrasound bone imaging

TruNerve Block provides realistic training in ultrasound bone fracture identification. Ideal for clinicians, emergency medicine and medical education facilities.

Ultrasound bone fracture model features:

  • Acoustic shadow artefact in the hypoechoic region deep to a hyperechoic bone outline
  • Bone and soft tissues match acoustic properties of human tissues
  • High quality imaging
  • Fracture assessment detection
  • Diagnosing bone stress injury

TruNerve Block is extremely durable and designed for efficient repeat training. The trainer can be used with any ultrasound imaging system with an appropriate transducer, including point of care ultrasound devices. Learn more about prehospital ultrasound training products.

Ultrasound bone fracture model for medical training

Medical professionals can practice realistic fractured bone identification using ultrasound.

Advantages of ultrasound bone imaging

Also known as fracture sonography, ultrasound bone fracture detection is an option for visualizing fractures on just the surface of bones. It has been used successfully to identify fractures of the wrist (ulna/radius), elbow, shoulder, and clavicle.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced time to diagnosis
  • Reduced radiation exposure
  • Greater convenience (can be done bedside)
  • Greater accessibility (especially in prehospital or resource-poor settings)

Ultrasonography in pediatric medicine

Since all fractures alter the bone surface, using ultrasound instead of X-ray diagnosis is helpful for patients younger than 12 (since joint fractures are rare in this age group).

Making bone fracture identification more accessible

Ultrasonography to detect bone fracture has been used as an alternative to X-Ray or MRI for remote triage of injuries and in healthcare settings with limited resources.

Ultrasound devices are more common than X-ray imaging equipment, however the accuracy of ultrasound bone imaging depends on the skills of the operator.

TruNerve Block is a lightweight, portable training block model facilitating efficient training in ultrasound bone fracture identification plus nerve blocks and IV placement.

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Q: What makes the TruUltra ultrasound material so unique?

The TruUltra material is unlike anything else in the market. It showcases a high-quality ultrasound image to provide trainees with a true-to-life ultrasound training solution. Fascia layers are featured alongside veins, arteries and nerves.

Aside from realism, the TruUltra material is well known for its durability and features unique self-regenerating properties to diminish the appearance of needle tracks after use.

Q: What skills can I teach using the TruNerveBlock?

A versatile 3-in-1 ultrasound training model which enables learners to gain proficiency in:
• Intravenous (IV) cannulation
• Administration of anesthesia to nerves
• Bone fracture detection

Q: What age of the patient is the TruNerveBlock designed as?

The product is not designed for any specific patient age. It is a generic ultrasound training model aiming to cover a range of various ultrasound procedures in 1 model.

Q: What package contents will arrive with my order?

• 1x TruNerveBlock (TNB100)
• 1x TruNerveBlock carrier case (CBAG03)
• 2x 250ml bottles of TruUltra Gel (TNGEL100)
• 2x 250ml concentrated blood (CVB250)
• 1x universal plug adaptor
• 2x luer lock syringes and adapters

Q: What replacement consumables are compatible?

• TruNerveBlock insert (TNINSERT1)
• TruUltra Gel (TNGEL100)
• Concentrated blood (CVB250)

Q: What equipment sizes are recommended?

• Size 21G needle for IV cannulation
• Sizes 21-22G needle for simulated regional anesthesia administration

Q: How many procedures will the TruNerveBlock insert facilitate?

The TruNerveBlock insert will allow for 1000+ needles before needing replacement! TruCorp has designed this product with our customers in mind to ensure there is minimum disruption to teaching time whilst offering excellent value for money.

Q: Does the training model provide user feedback to indicate successful procedures?

Yes, upon successful entry into a vessel fluid can be withdrawn/administered.

Q: How do I replace the TruNerveBlock insert or the internal gel?

Please refer to the product user manual for detailed instructions on both processes.

Q: How do I insert fluid?

Important: Please refer to the safety information in the product user manual prior to inserting fluids. Do not insert fluid when the plug is connected to the mains.

Please follow the instructions in the product user manual to insert fluid and you can begin training immediately after. The fluid insertion process should be no longer than 5 minutes!

Q: Does the TruNerveBlock require assembly?

No, this training model is delivered fully assembled. Simply follow the instructions in the product user manual to insert fluid and you can begin training immediately after. The fluid insertion process should be no longer than 5 minutes! Add ultrasound gel to the surface of the product and ultrasound probe prior to use.

Q: What warranty comes with the TruNerveBlock?

This training model comes with a 1-year warranty. Warranty begins from the date of delivery.

Q: My TruNerveBlock model needs repairing. How can I arrange this?

Please contact us and provide the serial number (found under the manikin base) and an image/video of the issue. If it meets the warranty conditions TruCorp will repair free of charge. If the warranty has expired, our sales team will provide a quote for repair.

Q: How should I store the training model when it is not in use?
Please store the manikin in clean, dry conditions away from heat and direct sunlight. Avoid contact with metals, solvents, oils or greases, and strong detergents. When the product is not in use please store it in the black carrier case provided.

Q: What can I use to clean the training model?

Important: Please refer to the safety information in the product user manual prior to inserting fluids. Ensure the plug is powered off and disconnected from the plug socket before beginning the cleaning process. Please take care to avoid the plug being exposed to any fluids.
Thoroughly wash the product with warm soapy water until all residue is removed.

Please do not use any of the following:
• Germicides, disinfectants, or chemical agents such as glutaraldehyde (e.g. Cidex®)
• Ethylene oxide, phenol-based cleaners, or iodine-containing cleaners


In response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend this additional step to ensure the product is fully sanitized:

Generously spray alcohol spray or gel (minimum 75% alcohol) and wipe off. Repeat 3-4 times to fully disinfect the product.

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