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TruNerve Block

Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Training Block Model

TruNerveBlock is a 3-in-1 model for trainee anesthetists to develop, practice and maintain the skills necessary to use ultrasound for guiding regional anesthesia and vascular access procedures. The model features a fractured bone structure & embedded vessels allowing effective practice of routine IV cannulation and additional nerve bundles for regional anaesthesia.

This model is ideal for emergency medicine, radiology, surgical training programs, ultrasound training programs, simulation centers, surgical skills centers, medical education facilities, and ultrasound manufacturers for ultrasound education and demonstrations. Contact TruCorp to request pricing or a free product demonstration at your organization.

Product Details

Model Features

  • Contains epidermal layer, two simulated vessels, 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
  • Weight: 1.8Kg (Ultrasound insert = 800g and product plinth = 1Kg)
  • 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
  • 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 Nerve Block unit (assembled and ready to use)

  • Fluid pump mechanism and fluid tubes (assembled and ready to use)

  • 1 Black carrier case

  • 1 USB pen drive user manual

  • 2 x 250ml Bottles TruUltra Gel

  • 2 x 250ml concentrated blood

  • Universal plug adaptor

  • 2 x 20ml luer lock syringes

  • 2 x luer lock adapters

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Regional Anesthesia Ultrasound Training Block Model

Why choose this model?

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

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Nerve bundle model

Practice probe positioning and movement, recognition of arterial and vein vessels and nerves in soft responsive tissue. Using ultrasound to target the vessels and nerves for ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and vascular access procedures.

IV cannulation

PICC line ultrasound machine

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

We recommend the following needle equipment sizes for optimal performance:

IV: 21G needle

Nerve block: 21G needle

Bone fracture identification

TruNerve Block FAQ

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.

IV cannulation training model with self-healing TruUltra material shown 24 hours after incisions

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).

Product number: TNB100

Contact a product specialist with questions or to request a free demonstration at your organization.
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