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task trainer (cric)

what it is

our Cricothyroidotomy task trainer. simple and cost effective.

When creating this simulator, our main focus was on functionality and affordability, due to destructive nature of the cric training. It has all the important landmarks (including hyoid bone), mobile larynx (for 'laryngeal handshake'), easy to replace cricothyroid membrane and much more.

use it to teach:

  • needle and surgical cricothyroidotomy

  • fona (front of neck access) airway management

  • anatomy and landmarks important to the cric procedure

main features


made using real data

to design our cric trainer, we used various MRI scans and photogrammetry files.

hand-made with attention to details

we use prosthetic grade silicone and power mesh to ensure that our models are both realistic and durable.

realistic landmarks

landmarks include:

- thyroid cartilage

- cricoid cartilage

- hyoid bone

- sternal notch


we decided to use duct tape for cricothyroid membrane. Not only because it is cheap. It is also similar to real thing (based on literature and our animal tissue research).


inside view

we decided to add it after studying most common injuries that happen during cricothyroidotomy.

inside view is important to check the cut depth and et tube insertion angles.

Box contents

what you get with our task trainer:

  • duct tape (cric membrane)

  • borescope camera

  • 4 x cric inserts with different shapes

  • 2 x spare neck skin

  • 9 x fat pads

  • USB with instructions

  • carry bag

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