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. Learners will benefit from realistic visualisation of the median cubital, brachial and basilic veins, and can appreciate differentiation between the basilic vein and basilic artery.
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 TruPICC?
An adult male arm which enables learners to gain proficiency in:
- Full catheter PICC line placement using ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided intravenous (IV) cannulation techniques
Q: What age of patient is the TruPICC designed as?
The TruPICC is designed as an adult male patient.
Q: Why can't I visualise the veins clearly?
Poor quality ultrasound images are caused by air inside the blood. To improve the image, insert more blood into the cephalic and basilic veins. Approximately 10-20mL per vein should be sufficient.
Q: How often do I need to replace the ultrasound insert?
The ultrasound insert comfortably facilitates 800+ needle penetrations using the recommended equipment sizes. You can close one side of the fluid system when it is destroyed by switching the appropriate vein to 'OFF'. The functioning side of the insert can still be used as normal without leaks from the used sides.
Q: Why is the insert leaking when I refill blood into the veins?
Sometimes when refilling blood into the system, you may see some small leaks on the insert from old punctures. This is caused when the blood is being refilled too quickly through the syringe. To minimize the leakage, enter the fluid slowly.
Q: What package contents will arrive with my order?
- 1x TruPICC model (TPIC100)
- 1x TruPICC carrier case
- 250ml bottle of artificial blood concentrate (CVB250)
- 1x luer lock syringe
Q: What replacement consumables are compatible?
- TruPICC insert (TPICINSERT1)
- Concentrated blood (CVB250)
Q: What equipment sizes are recommended?
- Size 20G needle for IV cannulation
- Size 4F PICC catheter with soft tip guidewire, single lumen, and approx. 55-60cm length
Q: Does the training model provide user feedback to indicate successful procedures?
Yes, real feel vascular tenting will be experienced upon entry into a vessel and fluid can be withdrawn if the procedure is successful. The upper chest features the superior vena cava to allow users to verify correct catheter placement using ultrasound.
Q: How do I replace the TruPICC insert?
Please follow the instructions in the product user manual to replace the insert, or watch a tutorial video on our website here.
Q: How do I insert fluid?
Please follow the instructions in the product user manual to insert fluid, or watch a tutorial video on our website here. You can begin training immediately after. The fluid insertion process should be no longer than 5-10 minutes!
Q: Does the TruPICC 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 5-10 minutes! Add ultrasound gel to the surface of the product and ultrasound probe prior to use.
Q: What warranty comes with the TruPICC?
This training model comes with a 1-year warranty. Warranty begins from date of delivery.
Q: My TruPICC model needs to be repaired. 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 in the black carrier case provided.
Q: What can I use to clean the training model?
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 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.