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Airway management trainers and airway manikins

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Airway management is a set of procedures that first-aiders and medical professionals can carry out to relieve and prevent airway obstruction, and allow the patient to breathe. It’s important to carry out airway management as quickly as possible; otherwise the body will not be able to get the oxygen it needs.

Generally, airway obstruction can be caused by foreign objects, food, bodily fluids (such as blood or vomit) or the patient’s tongue or throat tissue swelling up.

Airway management can be as simple as carrying out abdominal thrusts or back blows if a patient is choking. It is also a significant part of carrying out CPR.

More advanced techniques include intubation, cricothyrotomies, tracheotomies and the insertion of supraglottic airways. Specialist medical training is required to carry these invasive treatments out, which is where airway management trainers are critical.

SALAD is short for ‘suction assisted laryngoscopy airway decontamination’. If a patient is vomiting blood or stomach contents, it is crucial to keep the airways clear to prevent them from choking, all while checking the throat for potential issues.

We supply both an adult and child SALAD simulator, so medical students can gain experience in providing this life-saving technique. These anatomically correct manikins can vomit and expel bodily fluids as needed, creating an authentic experience for learners.

We’re the leading supplier in the market, selling a comprehensive range of airway management trainers and airway training manikins across the whole of the UK.

We offer free delivery, a five-year warranty and a price match promise. If you find our airway management trainers cheaper anywhere else, we will be happy to match the price.