Keeping the airway clear is an essential part of both basic and advanced life support. Medical students, first aiders and emergency responders need to be able to safely assess a patient’s needs and carry out the correct treatment to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation.
At Simulaids, we supply a wide range of airway management trainers and anatomically accurate manikins. These allow students to learn critical life-saving techniques in a safe, pressure-free environment.
Click on the links below to find out more about the airway management trainers we supply, including the Airway Larry and TruCorp AirSim. If you are not sure which product is the right one for your requirements, our skilled team of specialists will be happy to help.
The importance of tracheostomy care
A tracheostomy is an opening (stoma) created at the front of a patient’s neck. A tube can then be inserted into a patient’s windpipe (trachea) to help them breathe. This technique is used if a patient’s muscles are weakened or paralysed, or their lungs are full of fluid.
Tracheostomies are carried out in advance where possible, but there may be circumstances where they need to be carried out in an emergency.
As well as knowing how to carry out a tracheostomy, medical professionals will need to know how to look after a tracheostomy. We offer a tracheostomy care manikin to assist in learning the required skills to keep it clean and in place to ensure the patient is safe and comfortable.
Airway management in infants and babies
Medical professionals, emergency responders and first-aiders need to be able to carry out airway management on children, infants and babies. Younger children have smaller airways than adults, and it is vital to be able to carry out airway management procedures with complete confidence.
Children are at higher risk of airway obstruction than adults as they are more likely to stick foreign objects in their mouths and noses and not chew their food.
We supply a range of paediatric airway manikins that can be used to teach critical airway management techniques to students.