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
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.
- 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).
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.
what you get with our task trainer:
duct tape (cric membrane)
4 x cric inserts with different shapes
2 x spare neck skin
9 x fat pads
USB with instructions