Are you looking to add "Real Life" realism to your training and scenarios?


Hybrid IV Trainers for Safe, Realistic Learning Experiences

ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim wearable hybrid IV trainers & blood draw trainers provide high-quality practice opportunities for MEDICAL and VETERINARY learners to “train the way you treat.”

Learners work under the pressure of practicing on real people/animals, experiencing the influence of human factors on hands-on and interaction skills, while developing situational awareness.

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.

Realism in IV training for every level:

  • fundamental,

  • advanced,

  • emergency.

Realism in IV training for every environment:

  • classroom and lab,

  • hospital and clinic,

  • parking lots, fields, and farms,

  • close-spaces and austere environments.

ReaLifeSim provides a high level of physical fidelity, while providing the opportunity to relate to a “patient” on a human level - exactly what’s needed for developing health care professions learners.
— Mary K. Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, Assoc. Dir., Institute for Medical Simulation, Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA

Quick & Easy Set-up & Clean-up: 

  • Routinely 5 -10 minutes from storage bag to ready.

  • No mess clean up.

Unmatched realism in haptic feedback and versatility for use in any environment to improve the realism in clinical skills practice, helping reduce preventable medical errors and minimize human factor mishaps.

Compare us to everything you’ve got - simple practice blocks or bulky, complex hydraulic sleeves or part or full body simulators.
You'll see we're the perfect fit for realism, usefulness and price.
Highly functional. Surprisingly affordable!

These IV trainers provide opportunities to practice repeatedly to build needed competence prior to providing live treatments & interventions.
— Nikki Harris, Senior Director of Operations, Humane Society, Veterinary Tech
Real world training with Real patients wearing ReaLifeSim in Night Training - the best, high fidelity out-of-hospital training I’ve ever had!
— Dr. Ryan Jacobson, Johnson County, KS, EMS Medical Director participant, Disaster Medical Solutions US&R course using ReaLifeSim

Focused on Patient Safety

Wearable ReaLifeSim Hybrid IV Trainer. Used in any environment to develop proper hand positioning, IV catheter manipulation, patient interaction, and situational awareness. Easy setup and no-mess cleanup.

Working with ReaLifeSim and VetReaLifeSim, learners & providers safely practice hands-on clinical skills on a live person or a live animal (veterinary care), relating to them as they would in a real-life situation, promoting an emotional connection and a heightened sense of “presence” contributing to improved situational awareness.

The closer we can get the students to a ‘real call’, the better we can transition them from students to practitioners. ReaLifeSim IV trainer added another level of realism to our scenarios. This tool really helps achieve that goal.
— Hector Martinez, EMS Faculty, Texas Southmost College, TX

After working with ReaLifeSim, learners and providers report improved clinical competency, more clear communication skills, confidence, and deeper empathy - which contribute to reduced preventable medical errors, reduced time to treatment, and minimized human factor mishaps.

After working with VetReaLifeSim, learners and providers report an improvement in the time needed and accuracy to start an IV or draw blood, as well as heightened confidence to perform these skills and handle the animals. 

ReaLifeSim used with Lifecast Body Simulation Ltd and iSimulate emphasizing the importance of replicating real-life in clinical skills training. These providers started an IV and giving meds through ReaLifeSim wearable IV training products, just as they would in a real-life situation.

Communication and Interaction

ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim IV trainers address both physical and emotional simulation components, providing safe practice for hands-on skills to develop and maintain a level of competence, while simultaneously relating to the “patient” in a way that communicates confidence and inspires trust from the patient. ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim are routinely worn by real people and real animals to encourage team and provider-patient communication, but can also be used as an "add-on" to manikins and simulators to enhance function and extend sustainability. 


By safely practicing essential hands-on skills and interacting with their “patients” as they would in a real-life situation, students and professionals develop and maintain competence and confidence through effective and efficient learning experiences. These improved skills competencies decrease time to treatment, improving patient experience, safety, and outcomes.

Competency-based Assessment for Patient Safety

The “Advanced Version” of ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim IV Trainers were designed to help the learner and instructor “see” what’s going on beneath the skin with insertion attempts. We embedded sensors to identify IV catheter or needle insertions that go beyond the depth of the vessels, which is a patient safety concern.

Using the ReaLifeSim App for this combined skills performance tracking, the learner can review a report of their hands-on skills performance, plus audio recordings of their provider-patient interactions on their mobile devices in four languages: English, French, German and Spanish.

Learners MUST identify an instructor or facilitator to provide access to the same information. Using the facilitator web portal, instructors can sort reports by name or date for review, share feedback, and track and trend progress.

These are used in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Competency-based Training (CBT), and Competency-based Assessments (CBA).

ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim patented products are
lean and high functioning without being over-engineered.

This is great! Our devices are so bulky…not really practical to put on an SP. The arms and manikins we use don’t really simulate an actual patient, so ReaLifeSim is fantastic!
— Nurse and standardized patient educator at #ASPE2018

Career fields that benefit from our IV training products as they develop, maintain, and demonstrate clinical competency include:

“ReaLifeSim is a game changer! I’ve been working in simulation for close to 10 years, and historically the nursing students struggle with getting the IV in the simulators, but not with the ReaLifeSim IV trainer. The ease of use and the ease of prep and clean up make it a real value. Great product!”

— Deb Tauber, MSN, RN, CHSE, CEN, CEO/Founder Innovative SimSolutions LLC
  • Emergency services (Firefighters, Paramedics/Corpsmen, Search & Rescue).

  • Nursing (RN, LPN, medical assistants, CNA, Home aides).

  • Medical (MD and Physician Assistants).

  • Phlebotomist.

  • Radiology (technicians and technologists).

  • Respiratory therapists.

  • Multiple levels of physical therapy professionals.

  • Veterinary (DVM, Vet Techs, Vet Assistants, Breeders)


ReaLifeSim in Telemedicine & Developing Countries

Photo credit: TeleHealth Solution

Photo credit: TeleHealth Solution


There is an ancient proverb that says that if you give a man a fish, he will eat today, but teach a man to fish and he will eat forever. Our ReaLifeSim IV trainers provide a means to inexpensively and comprehensively teach and assess clinical skills to improve health and wellness worldwide during our lifetime and for future generations.


Our Team focuses on the essential element of direct person-to-person healthcare delivery in remote and rural areas. ReaLifeSim products provide safe and affordable opportunities to practice clinical hands-on skills to draw blood and start an IV. ReaLifeSim products help new learners, healthcare providers, and local task-sharers develop and maintain clinical competence to provide their best care.

There’s even an option to work with expert guidance from a professional that may be in a different physical/geographic location, similar to telemedicine, with four languages available on screen: English, French, German, and Spanish.


ReaLifeSim and VetReaLifeSim products are made in the USA and
we collaborate with the following local, state and national agencies: