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® X airway with 5-year warranty certified for over 20,000 intubation cycles.
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
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.
The Pierre Robin X airway manikin is compatible with a full range of supraglottic devices. We recommend the following equipment sizes for optimal performance:
3.5-4.0 mm ID for oral intubation
Size 1 for supraglottic devices
Size 1 for video-laryngoscopy
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
Difficult pediatric airway management trainer
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 anaesthesiology. The AirSim Pierre Robin X manikin provides an advanced medical training experience to improve patient safety and outcomes.
Our infant difficult airway trainer provides realistic feedback during and facilitates training in several airway management procedures including:
Due to its realism and durability, the AirSim Pierre Robin X makes an ideal airway demonstration model for device manufacturers and educators.
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® X 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® X airway is certified for 20,000+ intubation cycles and backed by a 5-year warranty.
The AirSim X airway has been designed using CT DICOM data from real patients, to provide trainees with a lifelike intubation training solution. The internal airway is anatomically accurate and will guarantee 20,000+ intubation cycles when used correctly. TruCorp is proud to offer a 5-year warranty on the AirSim X airway.
Q: What difficult airway features does the AirSim Pierre Robin X feature?
This manikin was developed in collaboration with clinicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to highlight difficult airway management techniques on infants with Pierre Robin Syndrome. The internal anatomy features various congenital defects of an infant with PRS including: • Significant mandibular hypoplasia • Micrognathia • Glossoptosis • Cleft palate • Bifid uvula
Q: What age of a patient is the AirSim Pierre Robin X?
This manikin is designed as a 6-month old infant.
Q: What skills can I teach using the AirSim Pierre Robin X?
Learners will gain proficiency in the below procedures:
• Direct and video laryngoscopy • Endotracheal intubation • Nasotracheal intubation • Supraglottic device insertion • Bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation
Q: What package contents will arrive with my order?
• 1 AirSim Pierre Robin X manikin ready to use (PR10000X) • 1 carrier case (JBAG03) • 100ml bottle of lubrication (TL001)
Q: Do I need to order replacement consumables?
Lubrication is the only consumable required for ongoing training using the AirSim Pierre Robin X. TruCorp’s lubrication is a cost-efficient, water-soluble solution and is supplied in a 100ml bottle. Please contact our sales team to purchase.
Q: What type of lubrication can be used during intubation practice?
We recommend TruCorp’s lubrication for best practice, but alternatives can be used provided they are water-soluble lubricants. Please do not use silicone-based products as they will degrade the materials.
Q: Does the AirSim Pierre Robin X require assembly?
No, this training manikin is delivered ready to use so you can begin training straight away! Generously spray the oral/nasal passages and equipment with the lubrication provided.
Q: What equipment sizes are recommended?
• 3.5-4.0 mm ID for oral intubation • Size 1 for supraglottic devices • Size 1 for video-laryngoscopy
Q: Does the manikin provide user feedback to indicate successful or failed procedures?
Yes, if successfully intubated the two lung bags will inflate. If the airway device is incorrectly placed in the esophagus, the stomach bag will inflate.
Q: What warranty comes with the AirSim Pierre Robin X?
The AirSim Pierre Robin X manikin comes with a 5-year warranty on the AirSim X airway and a 1-year warranty on all other parts. Warranty begins from the date of delivery.
Q: My AirSim Pierre Robin X manikin needs repairing. How can I arrange this?
Another great benefit of this product is its modular design. This means spare parts can be ordered and interchanged at your location by your team. 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 provide the required parts free of charge. If the warranty has expired, our sales team will provide a quote.
Q: How should I store the manikin 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 in the black carrier case provided.
Q: What can I use to clean the manikin?
Thoroughly wash the AirSim X airway in warm water. Please use warm soapy water or similar until all visible foreign matter and residue are removed. Mild detergents or enzymatic cleaning agents may be used on the airway at the proper dilution. The detergent must not contain skin or mucous membrane irritants.
Please do not use any of the following when cleaning the AirSim product range: • 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. This can be done on the silicone skin and the latex airway.