ReaLifeSim Wearable Hybrid Simulators to
Practice Realistic Vascular Access


Clinical simulation training - IV trainer for vascular access practice.
Learners benefit from working with live people, interacting with them as in a "real world" situation, to develop competence and confidence in hands-on skills and communication skills, to provide their best care.

Develop and test IV start skills under pressure while working with a live person! Simulated skin provides a realistic feel and "pop" with catheter/needle insertion. Simulated vessels feel like they're rolling and "pop" at cannulation. Artificial blood in a flashback with proper vessel cannulation.



ReaLifeSim provides realistic practice with the pressure of working on real people in clinically challenging situations. With real-life realism, ReaLifeSim provides Performance Under Pressure options for your training needs.

Books, time in the classroom, and lab time provide essential knowledge and good practice. But, practicing in a realistic environment is different. The human-centered wearable design of ReaLifeSim products helps emphasize the influence of human factors while performing under pressure, by replicating real-life clinical skills training.

Learners safely practice hands-on clinical skills working with a live person, relating to them as they would in a real-life situation, promoting an emotional connection and heightened sense of “presence” for situational awareness. After working with ReaLifeSim, learners and providers report improved clinical competency, more clear communication skills, increased confidence, and deeper empathy - which contribute to reduced preventable medical errors, reduced time to treatment, and minimized human factor mishaps.

Learners benefit from the realistic simulated practice to develop, maintain, and test their IV skills under the pressure of working with real people in a variety of challenging situations.


Doctors, nurses, paramedics, corpsmen – we are all ordinary people - called to do extraordinary things on a regular basis. We provide care for real people in vulnerable, potentially dangerous conditions. In addition to skills competence, we need to integrate communication skills and situational awareness, including the influence human factors, as they play a major role in patient and provider safety.

ReaLifeSim products, created by clinical educators, are designed to help students develop competency in all these areas. The end goals - clinician competence & confidence and improved patient care, safety, and satisfaction.

When clinically challenging scenarios require IV realism, experts use ReaLifeSim:

It was a hot day and the crews were tired. They’d been crawling through rubble for hours and tonight was their crucible. Having simulation tools like ReaLifeSim IV Trainers was extremely helpful. They added extra stimulus during the intense scenario. I’d use them again for sure!
— Lieutenant Ryan Mitchell FF, PM, BA
ReaLifeSim - competence focused products... great stuff! Great products recommended to me initially by Chris Kroboth at iSimulate and the assessor team at the Clinical Challenge EMS World.
— David Halliwell, MSc-McPara, Lifecast Body Sim

Human Interactions & Measurable Skills Outcomes with Hybrid Simulation Solutions

Photo credit: EMSWorld

Photo credit: EMSWorld

The ReaLifeSim IV Trainer is a great addition to BOTH manikin and SP activities. Wonderful product for easy use.
— Jennifer McCarthy, MAS, NRP, CHSE, Assoc Prof, Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences

Benefit #1:
Practice -
Learners and providers benefit from repeated practice with wearable ReaLifeSim hybrid IV trainers as they safely interact with and treat their “patients” in any environment, from classroom to austere. They practice hands-on techniques and interpersonal communication, contributing to the most realistic clinical simulation possible.

Benefit #2:
Learning -
Learners and providers are empowered to self and peer assess, promoting active involvement in their learning process. 

Benefit #3: 
Assessing & Objective Measures -
ReaLifeSim App records, saves, and stores individual hands-on skills performance & interpersonal communication skills performance. Learners AND instructors or facilitators can review and evaluate recorded skills performance indicating IV insertion attempts have gone below the level of the vessel causing potential patient injury. Provider-patient interactions are also recorded for review and evaluation. This RLSimApp is accessed using Apple and Android mobile devices and it is NOT a cumbersome Audio-Video system! Real-time objective & subjective performance data with RLSimApp.

Benefit #4:
Enhancing Equipment - ReaLifeSim also adds new life and enhanced function to your existing lab equipment when placed on high and low fidelity manikins or simulators to further enhance their realism and sustainability. 

Benefit #5:
Budget Saving - ReaLifeSim products are accessible to any person, any time, any where and most cost less than the average clinical textbook!

The students really loved working with and wearing ReaLifeSim. I was pleased to see the blood return was more realistic than a simulation arm and I like that we can use it to practice giving medications.
— Judy Comeaux, DNP, ARNP, BSN Program Director, UNF
ReaLifeSim helps our students experience a more realistic situation and become more confident in IV skills.
— C. Cummings, RN, EdD, Accelerated Program Director, UNF
ReaLifeSim is great tool for nurses to improve their skills to start a peripheral IV. Feels realistic, helping to quickly build skills and confidence.
— S. Croegaert, RN, Emergency Response Team, HCA Hospital
The ReaLifeSim IV Trainer has added a seamless piece into the assessment and treatment of standardized patients. We are incorporating this into all of our Health Professions courses.
— Scott Nelson, B.S., NRP, LP, Acting Dean, Division of Health Professions, Texas Southmost College
ReaLifeSim adds a missing element of realism to SPs and manikins in our scenarios.
— Vincent Johnson, Course Lead, Disaster Medical Solutions, FEMA US&R Medical Team Specialist Course
I think your product is amazing! We have already been using it and we are definitely in love with it. I’m going to put it in my 2019 budget for sure!
— Dra. Maria Calvo Castro, Directora Centro de Simulacion, Universidad Ciencias Medicas, Costa Rica

Highly functional. Surprisingly affordable!


Realism in IV training for every level - Fundamental, advanced (geriatric, pediatric), and extreme (emergency).


Realism in IV training for every environment - Classroom and lab, hospital and clinic, parking lots and fields, and close-space and austere environments. 

  • Realistic -
    Haptic feedback: palpate rolling vessels, feel skin and vessel “pop”.
    Visual feedback: simulated blood flashback.
    Auditory feedback: tone with deep IV catheter insertion with App.

  • Quick & Easy Set-up & Cleanup -
    Usually 5 minutes or less, from storage bag to ready for IV catheter insertions.

  • Focused on the patient -
    IV trainers created and tested by clinicians, they combine human communication / interaction with the practice of hands-on skills.

  • Portable -
    Wearable, lightweight IV trainers that can be used in classrooms, laboratories, scenarios, IPEs, and in the field exercises and drills, and close-space and austere environments.

  • Affordable -
    The cost of these IV trainers is within the range of most clinical textbooks.

  • Durable -
    The adult size IV trainer maintains the integrity of the skin for approx. 250 insertion attempts (w / 20g). Simulated blood vessels filled / refilled in a variety of sizes, plus 2 types of continuous flow vessels.

  • Adaptable -
    IV trainer sizes for adults, pediatric and children. It can be used by a person and can be placed on a manikin or simulated arm to improve / expand existing resources and technologies.

  • Safe skills practice -
    Develop competence and gain confidence through repeated safe practices learning to start an IV or draw blood with immediate feedback.

  • RLSimApp - Goal Evaluation
    The ReaLifeSim application (optional) provides secure access on Apple and Android mobile devices. Each IV catheter insertion that goes beyond depth of vessel, causing potential patient injury, is recorded with a time and date stamp using embedded sensors. Real-time audio recordings of provider-patient and team communication is saved with cloud syncing for secure remote learner and instructor access for review, assessment, and feedback.



SOCIAL IMPACT - We're committed to improving the delivery of healthcare and veterinary medicine worldwide.

As someone who’s tested ReaLifeSim IV trainers, I can tell you first hand that they work wonderfully.
— Waseem Ghannam, MD, MBA, MHSA, CEO & Co-founder Tele-Health Solution
Photo credit: P.VanDyc

Photo credit: P.VanDyc

How will we accomplish this - by adding affordable wearable simulation solutions to improve clinical education and training AND by making these efficient experiences to train the way they treat accessible to any one, any time, any where.

We focus on the essential element of direct person-to-person healthcare delivery on the other side of the monitor. ReaLifeSim IV trainers provide practice for clinical hands-on skills to start an IV, draw blood, and for communication skills. 

And, there’s an option to work with expert guidance from a professional that may be in a different physical/geographic location, similar to telemedicine. 

Corresponding instructional tools include free user guides for product and RLSimApp, as well as support for users, facilitators, and for any tech questions. 

We created ReaLifeSim to offer you the high quality, affordable options you deserve: wearable task trainers that provide opportunities
‘to train the way you treat’.
— E. Benson, MEd, RN, FCN, FACHT & L.C. Goodman, MS, RN, CHSE - Co-Founders, ReaLifeSim, LLC
WARNING: ReaLifeSim products are intended exclusively for educational purposes and only under the supervision of a licensed clinical trainer/educator. It is strictly prohibited for use in medical situations.

WARNING: ReaLifeSim products are intended exclusively for educational purposes and only under the supervision of a licensed clinical trainer/educator. It is strictly prohibited for use in medical situations.