IV training

Fall into Safe, Realistic IV Skills Practice

Members of EMS teams, whether EMTs at the basic, intermediate or advanced level and paramedics - all learn, enhance and maintain their skills and confidence through training and repeated practice. The more realistic the training, whether in terms of equipment, process, roles, team communication, scenario or environment, the better the experience and the more engrained the lessons learned. 

ReaLifeSim wearable, hybrid IV Trainer is designed to be worn by a live person, whether a fellow learner or standardized patient, to enhance the realism of this essential clinical intervention skill. It can also be used with a manikin.


The protective layer under the simulated skin ensures the "patients's" safety, while successful IV catheter insertions permit the learner to experience the "pop" of the catheter penetrating the skin and entering the vessel producing a blood flashback. This is done working on a live person, as it would be in real live, providing opportunities to interact with the patient and team. The added realism of ReaLifeSim trainers helps ensure skills and confidence are at the highest level when they are needed. 

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



Emphasizing standardized patients and additional realism with ReaLifeSim

Andrew Spain wrote "Standardized patients are defined as “a person who has been carefully coached to simulate an actual patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled clinician."

Why wouldn't we want to emphasize realism during our scenarios?

How can this be achieved with a real person next to a manikin arm to start an IV?

What if there was a device that was not over engineered - portable - lightweight - adaptable to almost every scenario?

Wearable ReaLifeSim IV trainers & blood draw trainers attach to the SP's arm and provide high-quality, smart, and efficient experiences for learners to "train the way you treat."

Enhancing the training scenario by adding ReaLifeSim IV trainers to a standardized patient will give students the confidence and competence that is needed to properly treat future patients.


Experts Choose ReaLifeSim!!!


Clinician-designed ReaLifeSim products provide a smart, efficient experience for learners to “train the way you treat”. Learners wearing ReaLifeSim products safely “treat” each other – experiencing a realistic double “pop” with the needle going through the skin and into the vessel, rolling vessels, and a strong flashback.
All this plus real interaction! Nearly all our products cost less than the average cost of a clinical textbook and provide safe, realistic pre-hospital and healthcare skills practice! 

Skills Assessment! 

The companion RLSimApp is the FIRST of its kind, bringing IoT into clinical training available to any student, any time, any where. RLSimApp time-date stamps every needle and catheter insertion attempt that goes deep enough to cause potential nerve or bone injury in a real patient. And, it records 10 minutes of interaction. All this is then reviewable of the app and through the facilitator portal, where the instructor can see, listen, and provide feedback for the student’s recorded practice sessions and scenario performances. English, Spanish, French, and German language localizations on screen and in the portal are standard.


Learners working with ReaLifeSim gain competence and confidence from enhanced simulations scenarios, static skills and interpersonal communication practice and interpersonal communication practice, as well as from the individual recording and review of their skills performance. 




Human Interaction in IV Simulation Training

ReaLifeSim IV Trainers, worn by real people, provide the opportunity to experience a look, a tone of voice, a facial expression, and a touch.

  • Created and tested by clinicians - nurses, medics, technicians, medical, osteopathic & veterinary doctors. 
  • Human interactions with hands-on skills practice - wearable, reusable, and affordable.
  • Lifelike feel simulated skin & prefilled (and refillable) blood vessels provide repeated safe hands-on practice, providing the experience of the "pop" through the skin and "pop" through the vessels followed by a realistic flashback.


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Realistic Clinical IV Simulation Training for Animals

Clinical simulation practice to learn how to start an IV with VetReaLifeSim - when you want those in your care to see the look in your eyes, hear the tone of your voice, and feel the warmth and confidence in your touch.

The VetReaLifeSim IV/Blood draw IV trainer is the first product of its kind to integrate realistic simulated skin and blood vessels with aerospace industry technology to safely practice your hands-on and human-animal interaction skills on live animals. 

The advanced model includes the free companion RLSimApp, providing secure leading edge wireless technology to objectively track your clinical and communication skills performance on a smartphone or tablet for later review.

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