High-energy trauma often consists of multiple injuries, and thoracic trauma can be considered key when determining priority in treatment. This thoracic trauma trainer is a model that combines practice in surgically securing the airway with practice in the treatment of obstructive shock.
a. Puncture and Incision of the Cricothyroid Ligament
- The puncture/incision site includes the airway, cricoid cartilage, and thyroid cartilage.
- Attach your own surgical tape (paper) to simulate the cricothyroid ligament.
- The cricoid cartilage and thyroid cartilage are structured so that they can be opened as a procedure for widening the incision.
- The skin is made with silicone, giving it an appearance and texture similar to the real thing, making training more realistic.