Pediatric Difficult Airway Trainer
As a result of their unique anatomy, infants with Pierre Robin Syndrome are more likely to present difficulties in airway management. Airway management in patients with uncorrected PRS should be anticipated as potentially very difficult1 and requires advanced training in difficult pediatric airway management.
The Pierre Robin X airway manikin is compatible with a full range of supraglottic devices. We recommend the following equipment sizes for optimal performance:
- 3.5-4.0 mm ID for oral intubation
- Size 1 for supraglottic devices
- Size 1 for video-laryngoscopy
Pierre Robin Syndrome airway management
The AirSim Pierre Robin X allows training in the full range of supraglottic devices.
The AirSim® Pierre Robin X’s anatomically correct airway has been constructed based on real CT data of a six-month-old infant and exhibits various congenital defects of an infant with PRS including:
- Significant mandibular hypoplasia
- Cleft palate
- Bifid uvula
DIFFICULT PEDIATRIC AIRWAY MANAGEMENT TRAINER
In addition to the factors specific to Pierre Robin sequence, difficult airways in infants can be caused by the same factors complicating airway management in adults, including limited head extension, reduced mandibular space and increased tongue thickness.2
Airway management skills are fundamental to anaesthesiology. The AirSim Pierre Robin X manikin provides an advanced medical training experience to improve patient safety and outcomes.
Our infant difficult airway trainer provides realistic feedback during and facilitates training in several airway management procedures including:
Due to its realism and durability, the AirSim Pierre Robin X makes an ideal airway demonstration model for device manufacturers and educators.
Pediatric Airway Obstruction Management
The ‘real feel’ skin covering and accurate anatomy create a more realistic training experience.
Upper airway obstruction is frequently the cause of respiratory distress and failure in pediatric patients 3 with the most common causes being infection, airway swelling and foreign body airway obstruction.
The congenital defects associated with PRS can also affect upper airway patency, as can enlarged tonsils or adenoids.
Techniques and tools for pediatric airway obstruction management include:
- Properly performed bag-valve-mask ventilation
- Use of oral or nasopharyngeal airways during ventilation
- Supraglottic devices including LMA
- Direct laryngoscopy
- Fiberoptic bronchoscope and supraglottic airway used to advance an airway exchange catheter as a conduit for intubation2
The AirSim Pierre Robin X trainer allows anesthesiologists and other medical professionals to practice tracheal intubation, mask ventilation and other techniques to overcome the unique challenges presented by this syndrome.
REALISTIC INFANT & PEDIATRIC AIRWAY TRAINERS
TruCorp’s line of pediatric airway trainers are the most realistic and durable child and infant airway management training equipment available on the market. Our commitment to innovation and accuracy is consistent across our growing line of intubation manikins and difficult airway management trainers.
Our TruBaby X and AirSim Baby X models are ideal infant airway management trainers with true-to-life anatomical features. Our line of pediatric airway trainers also includes:
AIRSIM® X AIRWAY PROVIDES ACCURATE ANATOMY FOR LIFESAVING TRAINING
The AirSim® Pierre Robin X features the innovative and durable AirSim® airway, developed to provide the most realistic airway training possible and a long lifespan. Each AirSim® X airway is certified for 20,000+ intubation cycles and backed by a 5-year warranty.
- ACLS-Algorithms. [(PALS) Pediatric Advanced Life Support] 2018
- Harless, Jeff; Ramaiah, Ramesh; Bhananker, Sanjay M. Pediatric airway management. [National Center for Biotechnology Information/National Institutes of Health] 2014
- Open Anesthesia. [Intubation in Pierre Robin syndrome] 2018