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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Silicone casting
Recommended silicones that can be used to cast our task trainers: UK: DWR 1-2-1 A5 £19.60 / kg https://www.dwrplastics.com/1-2-1-easy-mould/112.html Polycraft Silskin 10 Special Effects Addition Cure Silicone Rubber £28.00 / kg https://www.mbfg.co.uk/silskin_10_silicone.html Ecoflex 00-30 £33.19 / 0.91 kg https://www.benam.co.uk/products/silicone/addition/ecoflex/ecoflex-00-30 US: Ecoflex 00-30 $33.19 / 0.91 kg https://www.amazon.com/Ecoflex-00-30-Super-Platinum-Silicone/dp/B00CA5VY3U/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3RQTUELVZFPNG&keywords=smooth+on+ecoflex+00-30&qid=1645433126&sprefix=smooth+on+eco%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A1B7M9EQGNCLQA&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUkg2WkdOTlA2Ujg0JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDQ0MjgzMlZIWFNXN1A1VE5GRCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNDMxMTg5SVRBQ0JTU0dPNVJWJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== PlatSil Gel-0020 $58.00 / 0.91 kg https://polytek.com/products/platsil-gel-oo20 $48.00 / 0.91 kg https://www.brickintheyard.com/collections/platsil-gels/products/uni-sil-xs-0020?variant=36016383754 TC-5110 10A SOFT SILICONE $39.00 / 0.91 kg https://www.brickintheyard.com/collections/tinsil-platsil-silicones/products/tc-5110-10a-soft-silicone Europe: Ecoflex 00-30 €50.81 / 0.91 kg https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Smooth-Ecoflex-Supersoft-Platinum-Silicone/dp/B00CA5VY3U/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32AZRX679EWOX&keywords=ecoflex+00-30&qid=1645433919&sprefix=ecoflex+00-30%2Caps%2C66&sr=8-1 €35.00 / 0.91 kg https://www.grs.ie/product/ecoflex-00-30/ Asia: Ecoflex 00-30 53,900원 / 0.91 kg https://www.hyup-shin.co.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=194&cate_no=91&display_group=1
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In IV hand trainer
FEATURES - Data taken from photogrammetry scans - Soft silicone skin - Vein diameter & skin thickness similar to real life average numbers - Stand - allows more natural hand positioning and makes the training easier - Different channels in the insert - allow for different tube placement underneath the skin - Flashback - Small size of the arm - older person ARTICLES The efficacy of a medical virtual reality simulator for training phlebotomy, M.W. Scerbo Development and testing of a short peripheral intravenous catheter insertion skills checklist, C. Schuster
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Facial suturing trainer
FEATURES - Mesh - two layers of strengthening mesh to make the task trainer more durable - Different facial wound patterns taken from real cases - Stable - anti-slippery base - Soft, flexible skin, easily stretchable - Dermis layer, subcutaneous layer, muscle + bone - Based on photogrammetry scans ARTICLES Laceration repair: a practical approach, R. T. Forsch Does bench model fidelity interfere in the acquisition of suture skills by novice medical students? R. Denadai Investigating the perceived efficacy of a silicone suturing task trainer using input from novice medical trainees, P. Gallagher Investigating the efficacy of anatomical silicone models developed from a 3D printed mold for perineal repair suturing simulation, C. Goudie
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Wound packing
FEATURES - Based on photogrammetry scans - Active bleeding - Durable - have to be used over and over again without being damaged - Stable ARTICLES Control of severe, life-threatening external bleeding in the out-of-hospital setting: a systematic review, N. P. Charlton https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10903127.2020.1743801
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Tourniquet trainer
FEATURES - Based on photogrammetry scans - Active bleeding - Durable - have to be used over and over again without being damaged - Stable ARTICLES Control of severe, life-threatening external bleeding in the out-of-hospital setting: a systematic review, N. P. Charlton https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10903127.2020.1743801
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Cric trainer
FEATURES - Model based on MRI/CT scans and photogrammetry - Mobile larynx (2-3 cm) to train stabilisation procedure - Landmarks: hyoid bone, sternal notch, cartilages - Bleeding: easy to add and cost effective - Cric membrane: duct tape ARTICLES A homemade model for training in cricothyrotomy, S.S. Varaday https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2004.03810.x Teaching lifesaving procedures: the impact of model fidelity on acquisition and transfer of cricothyrotomy skills to performance on cadavers, Z. Friedman https://www.academia.edu/download/48137413/Teaching_Lifesaving_Procedures_The_Impac20160817-22130-ad6u94.pdf A hierarchical task analysis of cricothyroidotomy procedure for a virtual airway skills trainer simulator, D. Demirel https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc4837103/ Preparing for emergency: a valid, reliable assessment tool for emergency cricothyroidotomy skills, J. Melchiors https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0194599814556722 Simulating high fidelity emergency front of neck access with a novel part task trainer, R.J. Berwick https://www.bjanaesthesia.org.uk/article/S0007-0912(18)30184-3/pdf A high fidelity simulator for needle cricothyroidotomy training is not associated with increased proficiency compared with conventional simulators, A. Katayama https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc6408010/
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Catheterization trainer
FEATURES - Soft, flexible skin - Based on photogrammetry & CT/MRI - Anti slippery pads underneath the base - Feedback (urine flow) - Possibility to tape the catheter to the leg ARTICLES Streamlined Evidence-Based RN Tool: Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention, ANA The indwelling urinary catheter; principles for best practice, D. Newman REFERENCES https://vimeo.com/13889523
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Max
Oct 11, 2022
In Airway management trainer
FEATURES Based on CT/MRI scans Mesh all across the airway to make the silicone more durable Plastic cric insert Visual feedback to confirm the proper ET tube placement Stable stand (silicone block that firmly attaches to any smooth and flat surface) Difficult airway - possibility to change the layngoscopy views (Grade I, II and III in Cormack and Lehane scale) Different teeth patterns, removable teeth No tools needed to assembly Head easy to rotate Floppy tongue Heavy head - possibility to add weight (sand) REFERENCES Validation of a difficult endotracheal intubation simulator designed for use in anaesthesia training, S.Brettig https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0310057X1704500213 Airway management proficience checklist for assessing paramedic performance, D.P. Way https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10903127.2016.1263368 Simulation-based airway management training: application and looking forward, D. Yang https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fu-Xue-2/publication/287120844_Simulation-based_airway_management_training_application_and_looking_forward/links/5726e5ae08aee491cb3f136d/Simulation-based-airway-management-training-application-and-looking-forward.pdf Airway management education: simulation based training versus non-simulation based training-A systematic review and meta-analyses, Y. Sun https://bmcanesthesiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12871-017-0313-7 Evaluation of airway equipment: man or manikin? https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06726.x Difficult airway management and training: simulation, communication and feedback, B. Grande https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/141716/1/00001503-201712000-00019.pdf Anyone can intubate 5th edition, C. Whitten www.airwaycam.com
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