Wearable IV Trainers & Simulated Blood Vessels
ReaLifeSim products provide realistic, risk-free, safe practice to improve clinical competency and communication skills and develop confidence, deeper empathy, and increased situational awareness – improving patient safety, outcomes, and satisfaction. They are worn by real people to encourage better interpersonal communication or as an "add-on" to manikins for enhanced function and extended sustainability. Our product lines include IV trainers and simulated blood vessels (SBVs).
Patented wearable ReaLifeSim hybrid IV Trainers are affordable, durable, and safe.
The patient-centered design is available in three sizes (adult, pediatric, infant) and two versions, basic and advanced (with companion RLSimApp). ReaLifeSim advanced version has patented embedded sensors to capture skill performance over time and provide multiple sources of objective data. In the IV trainer, the embedded sensors identify each IV catheter insertion that goes beyond depth of vessel, causing potential patient injury, is recorded with a time and date stamp .
RLSimApp works with the sensors, providing secure access to record/save/store individual learner hands-on and communication skills performance. Cloud syncing and remote instructor access permits secure review, assessment and feedback! RLSimApp screen translations in French, German and Spanish are standard. RLSimApp software runs on mobile devices as an app for easy updates.
Latex-free “skin” with life-like feel of catheter "pop" through the skin and second "pop" through the vessel followed by realistic flashback with cannulation.
Hook and loop straps provide flexible fitting and positioning options on the forearm (plus 6" strap extension). Adjustable straps are used rather than a full sleeve to protect the wearers from potential exposures and cross-contamination.
Entire base of trainer covered with protective puncture-proof material.
Soft, smooth microfiber material provides comfort next to wearer’s skin.
Objective & subjective performance results are quickly and easily accessible with the RLSimApp. Required with App only – Two (2) AA batteries provide >200 hours of feedback and skills tracking (Batteries not included.)
SIMULATED BLOOD VESSELS
Our patented Simulated blood vessels (SBVs) are available in different lengths and diameters to provide a variety of placement and practice opportunities.
When used with ReaLifeSim IV trainers, the vessels may “roll”, just like real-life, because there are no channels to keep the vessels locked into a position. You add one or more vessels an any configuration you desire to best simulate the real clinical environment.
The SBVs are currently available in three sizes (long, standard, and narrow) and two fill options (prefilled/refillable and flow-through vessels). SBVs are leak-resistant and if they are pre-filled, we use a standard non-hazardous re-hydrated simulated blood product. Sustainability varies based on size of vessels, needle placement technique, and gauge of needles inserted.
*For best realism in flashback with proper cannulation, tourniquet must be properly applied to apply pressure on the SBVs and the vessels must be maintained at a near full volume (fluid will evaporate over time).
** Prefilled SBVs are designed for flashback only, not blood draws. Use Ft1SBV or Ft2SBV for higher volumes required with blood draws and capacity for IV fluids.
Product Item Numbers and Descriptions
IV TRAINER Standard Adult 10” x 3” No App
Fits the adult arm to practice vascular access.
Sustained skin integrity for >250 insertion attempts using 20g or smaller IV catheters.
Multiple vessel placement options for a variety of clinical situations.
Product # RLIVSTND02
IV TRAINER Advanced Adult 10” x 3” with RLSimApp
Fits the adult arm to practice vascular access with companion RLSimApp to record and track hands-on skills and interpersonal communication. Objective & subjective performance feedback quickly and easily accessible on Apple/Android Smartphones.
Product # RLIVREC001
This AMOVEO created subdermal layer designed exclusively for ReaLifeSim adult sized IV simulators adds another level of realism when developing and maintaining IV skills.
IV TRAINER Pediatric 4” x 1.5” No App
Fits pediatric manikins to practice realistic peripheral vascular access. Sustained skin integrity for >60 insertion attempts using 22g or smaller IV catheters in a variety of insertion sites.
Product # RLIVPEDS03
IV TRAINER Infant 2” x 1.5” No App
Fits infant manikins to practice realistic peripheral vascular access. Sustained skin integrity for 20-30 insertion attempts using 23g or smaller IV catheters in a variety of insertion sites.
Product # RLIVNFANT04
SIMULATED VESSELS Long 10" length;
3/16" ID + 1/16" OD = 1/4" TD for use in adult trainers.
Sold 5 vessels per pack. Made with Latex tubing
Sustained integrity for > 100 insertion attempts using 20g or smaller IV catheters. Refill when necessary. *Must properly apply tourniquet or pressure to vessel for flashback and varies with technique.
Product # SBVLONG06
SIMULATED VESSELS Narrow and 5" length;
1/8" ID + 1/16" OD = 3/16" TD for use in adult, pediatric, and infant trainers.
Sold 5 vessels per pack. Made with Latex tubing
Sustained integrity for > 20 insertion attempts using 22g or smaller IV catheters. Refill when necessary. *Must properly apply tourniquet or pressure to vessel for flashback and varies with technique.
SIMULATED VESSELS FOR IV FLUID INFUSION, MED BOLUSES, AND BLOOD BAG
Flow-through 12" length; 3/16" ID + 1/16" OD = 1/4" TD
*Made with Latex tubing - Sustained integrity for > 150 insertion attempts using 20g or smaller IV catheters.
Two options - sold separately.
Option one: One end “opens” with Leur-lock to attach a blood bag for blood draw practice. Product # Ft1SBV
Option two: Two ends “open” with Leur-locks for IV start with blood draw (attach blood bag) and IV push meds/infusion (attach fluid capture bag). Example in photo right. Product # Ft2SBV