Q: How can I test my students using the RespiTrainer® Airway Management and Manual Ventilation Trainer?
A: The RespiTrainer software displays and captures individual student data such as breath rate, minute ventilation, tidal volume, and peak pressures on a breath by breath basis. This data can be used with our analysis tool for baseline performance evaluation and subsequent training.
Q: What is the RespiTrainer intended to teach?
A: The RespiTrainer was designed to train mechanical ventilation skills by providing realtime feedback on ventilating patients with different lung conditions. Learners can feel the difference between patients and get feedback on how much ventilation they are delivering. That is RespiTrainer’s unique value. The highly realistic airway makes it an excellent tool for training intubation and airway management as well.
Q: I have a QuickLung. Do I need to buy another to use the RespiTrainer?
A: No. As long as your QuickLung has an auxiliary pressure port (visible on the bottom of the device) you will be able to use it with the RespiTrainer.
Q: Can RespiTrainer be used with a ventilator?
A:Yes, RespiTrainer can be connected to any ventilator just as you would a patient, either via an ET-tube or a mask. Thus you can train the whole process from manual ventilation, to intubation, to mechanical ventilation.
Q: Can the RespiTrainer breath spontaneously?
A: You can manually lift the bellows to simulate a patient effort. For more advanced spontaneous breathing, you could retrofit the QuickLung with a Breather.