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model:

cricothyroidotomy
task trainer (cric)

affordable and learning objective oriented

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

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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

tape

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).

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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.

additional features

cric mobility

very long & easy to repair
neck
(strengthened with mesh)

inflatable lungs

quick to set up

available in 3 options

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complete version

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basic version

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manufacturing files

make your own cricothyroidotomy task trainer

Do you own a 3D printer and have a little bit of silicone?

Get our manufacturing files and start making your own cricothyroidotomy trainers. It takes around $45 to create one (material cost only).

You can print everything without brim and supports, there is no post-processing needed.

parameters:

£39, 55min of work, 20h of wait

this is the silicone and printing material cost, labor time and 3D printing time that take us to make a single cric trainer.

manufacturing files preview

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21_Cric_insert_setup

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19_Skin_tool_partC_setup

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1_Screw_setup

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21_Cric_insert_setup

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assembly

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