TruCorp AirSim Pierre Robin X was developed in collaboration with clinicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This realistic training manikin highlights difficult airway management techniques for infants with Pierre Robin Sequence/Syndrome (PRS). AirSim® airway certified for over 20,000 intubation cycles.
As a result of their unique anatomy, infants with Pierre Robin Syndrome are more likely to present difficulties in airway management. Airway management in patients with uncorrected PRS should be anticipated as potentially very difficult1 and requires advanced training in difficult pediatric airway management.
Pierre Robin Syndrome Airway Management
The AirSim Pierre Robin X allows training in the full range of supraglottic devices.
The AirSim® Pierre Robin X’s anatomically correct airway has been constructed based on real CT data of a six month old infant and exhibits various congenital defects of an infant with PRS including:
Significant mandibular hypoplasia
In addition to the factors specific to Pierre Robin sequence, difficult airways in infants can be caused by the same factors complicating airway management in adults, including limited head extension, reduced mandibular space and increased tongue thickness.2
Airway management skills are fundamental to anesthesiology. The AirSim Pierre Robin X manikin provides an advanced medical training experience to improve patient safety and outcomes.
"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
Our infant difficult airway trainer provides realistic feedback during and facilitates training in several airway management procedures including:
Supraglottic device insertion
Naso and orotreacheal intubation
Direct and video fiberoptic laryngoscopy
Pediatric Airway Obstruction Management
The 'real feel' skin covering and accurate anatomy create a more realistic training experience.
Upper airway obstruction is frequently the cause of respiratory distress and failure in pediatric patients 3 with the most common causes being infection, airway swelling and foreign body airway obstruction.
The congenital defects associated with PRS can also affect upper airway patency, as can enlarged tonsils or adenoids.
Techniques and tools for pediatric airway obstruction management include:
Properly performed bag-valve-mask ventilation
Use of oral or nasopharyngeal airways during ventilation
Supraglottic devices including LMA
Fiberoptic bronchoscope and supraglottic airway used to advance an airway exchange catheter as a conduit for intubation2
The AirSim Pierre Robin X trainer allows anesthesiologists and other medical professionals to practice tracheal intubation, mask ventilation and other techniques to overcome the unique challenges presented by this syndrome.
Realistic Infant & Pediatric Airway Trainers
TruCorp's line of pediatric airway trainers are the most realistic and durable child and infant airway management training equipment available on the market. Our commitment to innovation and accuracy is consistent across our growing line of intubation manikins and difficult airway management trainers.
AirSim® Airway Provides Accurate Anatomy for Lifesaving Training
The AirSim® Pierre Robin X features the innovative and durable AirSim® airway, developed to provide the most realistic airway training possible and a long lifespan. Each AirSim® airway is certified for 20,000+ intubation cycles and backed by a 5-year warranty.
The AirSim® Pierre Robin X model (part no. PR10000X) is the latest version of this airway trainer (formerly the AirSim® Pierre Robin, part no. PR10000).