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.
"We used the TruNerveBlock 3-in-1 to teach undergraduate medical students’ intravenous cannulation. The equipment was very useful and allowed us to demonstrate the different appearances of nerves, blood vessels, and fascial planes. After a short period of instruction, a large majority of the students were able to successfully gain intravenous access using an ultrasound probe and we received extremely positive feedback for the course."
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 recommend a 21G needle size for optimal performance.
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:
Be ready with all the supplies you need at hand, and extras within arm’s reach.
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.
Practice both short axis and long axis approaches to become familiar with both longitudinal and transverse views of blood vessels and tissue.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Question: Does the nerve block always need to be turned on and plugged into the mains to work?
Answer: No. The product can be turned on for a few minutes to allow time for the blood to work through the veins and it can then be unplugged and used.
Please note: If a needle is used to withdraw blood then the pump will need to be turned on again to refill the veins. If no blood is withdrawn then visually the product can be used.
Question: How many times will the nerve section of the product allow needle incisions and how much fluid to insert?
Answer: The nerve section will allow up to 1000 incisions based on the correct needle gauge (21G). The insert will continuously allow insertion of up to 20ml of ‘anaesthesia’ before this will need to be replaced.
Question: How much TruUltra gel should I put into the product when refilling?
Answer: Insert approx. 5-7ml of TruUltra gel into the ‘Gel in’ connector.
Question: What flow speed is the pump?
Answer: The flow speed closely resembles a normal adult at approx. 6.5L/min.
Question: Is there any latex in the product?
Answer: No latex is in the product. It is made up of our unique TruUltra material, plastic and silicone parts.
Question: How many times will the IV section of the product allow needle incisions and will they be seen?
Answer: As seen below some needle tracks will be seen initially the more the product is used, however if allowed to rest for 24h, up to 90% material recovery is seen. The product has been tested for over 1000 incisions without fail.
Ultrasound phantom for training & demonstrations
TruNerve Block mimics the shape, density and acoustic properties of real human tissue for realistic hands-on practice in three different procedures. Medical imaging phantoms not only provide valuable training for doctors and technicians, they can be used to demonstrate ultrasound equipment. TruNerve Block is a high quality, economical, and anatomically accurate ultrasound phantom designed to withstand repeat use for training or demos.