TraumaFX's most-advanced canine medical simulator available - K9 Diesel - was named in memory of the heroic canine who died in the line of duty following the 2015 Paris terror attacks, K9 Diesel was developed jointly with the U.S. Department of Defense and offers 28 different features and medical intervention sites. Building on the TraumaFX K9 Hero model released in 2016, which brought its rugged design and life-like skeleton to handlers and medics, K9 Diesel adds new features such as adjustable, realistic breathing; audio cues (4 different sounds an injured dog makes); interchangeable limbs; packable axillary wounds; decompression for Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV) also known as Bloat; plus realistic venous and arterial bleeding for hemorrhage control training.
What makes K9 Diesel most unique is its ability to easily pre-program a training scenario which can be named and saved for future use. This allows instructors to focus on the techniques of the learner and the K9 simulator functions on its own during the exercise, capturing the results for review in a debrief.
With a cadre of different intervention sites and unparalleled look and feel, Diesel is arguably the most realistic, feature-rich canine medical simulator currently available on the market.
In addition to military applications, K9 Diesel offers critical educational and skills development capabilities that are ideal for police and federal working dog teams, universities, veterinary hospitals, and civilian first responders. Key among them are the lifelike airway for intubation, tracheostomy, adjustable bilateral pulses, bilateral cephalic IV with flash cue, bilateral needle decompression, bilateral intraosseous infusion (tibial and humeral), GDV (bloat) decompression, and CPR with mouth to snout resuscitation.
For a complete list of K9 Diesel features, or to learn more about TraumaFX, visit www.traumafx.net.