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


Wearable IV trainers for safe, realistic learning experiences.

Wearable ReaLifeSim & VetReaLifeSim IV trainers & blood draw trainers provide high-quality experiences 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.

Realism in IV training for every level:

  • fundamental,

  • advanced (geriatric, pediatric),

  • emergency.

Realism in IV training for every environment:

  • classroom and lab,

  • hospital and clinic,

  • parking lots, fields, and farms,

  • close-spaces and austere environments.

Quick & Easy Set-up - 
Routinely 5 minutes or less, from storage bag to ready.

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.

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
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.
— TSC EMS Faculty, Hector Martinez
Real world training with Real patients wearing ReaLifeSim in Night Training - the best, high fidelity out-of-hospital training I’ve ever had in my whole life!
— Dr. Ryan Jacobson, Johnson County, KS, EMS Medical Director participant, Disaster Medical Solutions US&R course using ReaLifeSim
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

Wearable ReaLifeSim Hybrid IV Trainer. Used in any environment to develop proper hand positioning, IV catheter manipulation, patient interaction, and situational awareness. Setup time from bag to arm is 5 minutes or less.

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.
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Emphasizing Communication and Interaction Skills

High quality simulation can be substituted for up to 50 percent of traditional clinical experiences. Add more realism to training and scenarios by emphasizing communication and interaction skills.

By safely practicing essential hands-on skills on a live person (or live animal) and interacting with them 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.

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

Photo Credit: ENASimWars & PocketNurse

Photo Credit: ENASimWars & PocketNurse

  • 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 & VetReaLifeSim IV trainers address both physical and emotional simulation components. They're worn by real people and real animals to encourage team and provider-patient communication. They can also be used as an "add-on" to manikins and simulators to enhance function and extend sustainability. 

Compare us to simple practice blocks, bulky, complex hydraulic sleeves, and part or full body simulators. You'll see we're the perfect fit for realism, function and price.

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
ReaLifeSim IV task-trainer is a great product for teaching proper hand positioning, catheter manipulation, and patient interaction.
— HM1 M. Mutti, USN Corpsman

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

High Physical/Biologic Fidelity in anatomy, interaction, and technology

  • REALISTIC: Haptic feedback: palpate rolling vessels, feel skin and vessel “pop”, auditory feedback: tone with deep IV catheter insertion, and visual feedback with flashback.

  • DURABLE: Maintains integrity for 250+ insertions.

  • ADAPTABLE: Available in adult, child, and infant sizes for human training PLUS four animal sizes fit jugular and cephalic. Can also be used on manikins and other simulation trainers to extend the life of your existing devices.

  • PORTABLE: Can be used in any setting: classrooms, laboratories, emergency vehicles, field scenarios, drills, austere environments, etc. Durable cloth cinch bag included.

  • VERSATILE: Multiple vessel size and placement options.

  • SAFE: Impenetrable metal backing prevents actual contact with wearer. Velcro straps maintain infection control.

  • AFFORDABLE: Price comparable to most clinical textbooks.


ReaLifeSim App (RLSimApp) with Learner Centered Measurable Outcomes

Used in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), Competency-based Training (CBT), and Competency-based Assessments (CBA)

  • MEASURABLE AND TRACKED OUTCOMES: Embedded sensors track each IV catheter insertion that goes beyond depth of vessel.

  • RECORDED FEEDBACK: App records real-time audio for individual and team communication skills development.

  • Cloud syncing and secure remote instructor access for review, assessment, and feedback.

  • English, French, German and Spanish RLSimApp screen and facilitator portal language localization is standard.


Highly functional. Surprisingly affordable!

ReaLifeSim IV Trainers in Telemedicine
& Developing Countries



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.

My nurses are more competent and feel more confident as a result of training with ReaLifeSim.
— Faina Kaganov RN, MBA-HCA, CLNC, Chief Clinical Officer, The Allure Group Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers

We’re thankful for the development and reach of Telemedicine - assistance from a distance is a great option to have. Higher acuity patients remain closer to their homes and support systems, where local healthcare professionals are expected to provide care under the guidance of the telemedicine team. 

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 those local healthcare providers to maintain their clinical competencies.

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 language localizations (English, French, German, Spanish).


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