AN OPEN SOURCE CRICOTHYROTOMY TRAINER THAT 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.
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12/09/17 - Update
- I've added two new Overlay units.
-First the "Raised_Cricothyroid_Cartilage_Overlay_Unit.stl" which has a slightly raised thyroid cartilage. See picture for difference.
-And also the "BETA_FLEX_Cricothyroid_Cartilage_Overlay_Unit.stl" which must be printed in a flexiable material as the opening is smaller and must flex in order for a Trach tube to be inserted. It has not been tested, hence the BETA term.
Its called the Cricothyrotomy Unlimited Trainer or C.U.T. for short. When used along side more advanced training devices, the C.U.T. can help keep Cricothyrotomy procedures proficient, while keeping training session costs low. Use the C.U.T. for reviewing the basic practices of Cricothyrotomy at a very low price per session. Once the basic practices have been taught, then more advance and costlier devices can be used to get the finer points down pat.
This is open source, and if you want all the 3d CAD files please see this link, https://cad.onshape.com/documents/58fb52702e4c33108485ff45/w/e9c82842082a8da89920cf91/e/e63475c8b3864495c9eb34df
Please use, share, and modify at will. See pictures and video for how to use and other parts sources.
I found that printing the Cricothyrotomy Neck Unit in PLA and with no lower solid layer helps prevent warping. I usually have 10 outer layers up to 1mm high to help get the edges to stick to the bed. No supports is required.
Use Semi-Flex for the Cricothyroid Cartilage Overlay Unit. You will need supports. Semi-Flex seems to be the best material for the right amount of flex and rigidity.
For the Tray, best to print with PLA as it is a big object and PLA warps less.