AN OPEN SOURCE CRICO TRAINER THAT COST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS LESS AND IS COMPLETELY USER MODIFIABLE !

No expensive/special replacement skins required!  Uses readily available consumable items, making the C.U.T. the easiest, most affordable, and effective basic trainer on the market.

We have all seen them.   The ingenious homemade Crico Trainers cobbled together out of ventilator tubing, tape, and other items that one could find on the shelf.  No doubt these homemade Crico Trainers have served their purpose.  But if your looking to replace your homemade Cric Trainer with something more durable, easier to use, and still affordable, then you have come to the right place.  (See bottom of page for open source files)

Welcome to the C.U.T.!

***Case shown in video is sold separate by Carry Cases Plus

***Tape, trach tube and scalpel shown in video is sold separate.  These items are common and readily available.  See Parts Diagram below for specifics.  Thanks!

DESCRIPTION

Proudly Designed in the USA and Assembled in the USA!

This is a Open Source Basic Crico Trainer.  Its called the Cricothyrotomy Unlimited Trainer or C.U.T. for short.

The C.U.T. provides a simple and affordable way to perform necessary training for accessing the airway through the neck.  It provides a training device that is anatomically similar to a human neck.  It is specifically designed to be affordable, allowing you to perform repetitions of the procedures at the lowest possible cost ($0.25 per session*).  The trainer consists of a chin, cricothyroid notch, cricothyroid membrane opening, tracheal rings, and the airway.  In conjunction with cricothyroid membrane tape and the skin overlay tape an anatomical representation of the neck necessary to practice the skills of surgical cricothyrotomy and needle cricothyrotomy are created.  The C.U.T. is manufactured using 3D printed PLA which is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources.

*The cost of $0.25 per session was calculated using the following consumable items.  Two adhesive blockers @ $0.04 a   piece, one 4 inch piece of C.U.T. skin tape @ $0.14 a piece, and one 4 inch piece of C.U.T. membrane tape @ $0.03 a piece.

***Tape, trach tube and scalpel shown in video is sold separate.  These items are common and readily available.  See Parts Diagram below for specifics.  Thanks!

Support and Technical Data

 

Parts Diagram

User Manual

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THIS IS AN OPEN SOURCE CRICO TRAINER!  FEEL FREE TO MAKE, SHARE, AND MODIFY!

If you have a 3d printer, head over to Thingiverse and 3d print yourself!  Or head over to Onshape and feel free to modify and improve the design!