Avtrach by Avkin Revolutionizes Nursing Education

Avtrach Tracheostomy Simulator

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Newport, DE – The Avtrach, a high-fidelity tracheostomy simulator, is now available for hospitals and educational programs. Designed to be worn by a live actor, the Avtrach allows learners to practice the full nursing experience, rather than a skill check on a lifeless manikin.

Tracheostomy care is a critical skill for healthcare providers to master. Often, this training is conducted on a lifeless manikin, unable to provide realistic feedback or provide a sense of real-life urgency. The Avtrach was created with lifelike simulation in mind.

With high-fidelity silicon, the learner can use any product in the real world on the skin of the device. Haptic feedback lets the wearer know when to react to suctioning and cleaning of the tracheostomy. The tracheostomy can even be suctioned using included simulated mucus. The inside of the tracheostomy contains sensor indicating if the learner is suctioning too roughly or too deeply.

“The Avtrach is the ideal tracheostomy simulator,” said Amy Cowperthwait, Avkin CEO and Nursing Simulationist. “Combining the skills training aspect, with real-life patient interaction guarantees that all students can practice all skills required in effective care.”

For more information, and to see the Avtrach in action, visit https://avkin.com/avtrach-tracheotomy-simulator/.


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Founded in 2016 as a spinout company from the University of Delaware, Avkin was created by Amy Cowperthwait, a nursing simulationist. Frustrated with traditional simulation marketing, she founded Avkin to create high-fidelity wearables and educational services. These are designed to bring healthcare simulations to life thereby maximizing educational outcomes for learners of all skill levels. We currently offer six wearable devices, as well as training for faculty, staff and actors portraying patients. Avkin’s unique products and philosophy have earned it national attention, with awards including industry leader INACSL’s Haden VanGuard Lectureship Award, Best University Startup by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer, and even an appearance with Damon John on the Dr. Oz Show.

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