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Tactical Operations ManikinADS Tactical

As of late, there as been a lot of push back on live tissue training. The Tactical Operations Manikin (T.O.M. Man) from Innovative Tactical Training Solutions may be just the solution.

T.O.M. Man is a rugged patient care simulator capable of repeatedly surviving tactical trauma training and is designed to move like a human and simulates massive bleeding in a combat environment. Features include remote control allowing the instructor to add surprise elements, talking, breathing, bleeding, breath sounds include sucking chest wounds, respiratory distress, massive bleeding, needle decompression, tourniquet, wound packing, surgical airway. Breathing is controlled by recovery position for Care Under Fire. Several areas of massive and minor bleeding throughout the main arteries and face are managed via a single controller that provides a number of features to support TAC Med and TCCC training with “live responses”.

ITTS is an innovative company run by a former USAF PJ. They teamed up with Techline to develop the T.O.M. Man and one of the best things about this product is that it can be customized for your particular needs. In fact, it weighs between 130-150 lbs which goes a long way to mimicking a human’s size and weight which means T.O.M. Man can support a wide variety of training.

ITTS products are available for unit and agency purchase through www.ADSinc.com.

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5 Responses to “Tactical Operations ManikinADS Tactical

  1. Guerrilla says:

    There is no substitute for live tissue. I don’t know if this I the same company but there is a similar dummy whose inventor is actively pursuing to get rid of LTT, to the point of harassment of companies that teach LTT.

    • Guerrilla, you’re thinking of a different company, that’s not us.

      The Techline T.O.M. Manikin(TM) was invented by MSgt Keary Miller (Ret.),and owner of I.T.T.S.. The Techline T.O.M. Manikin(TM) is designed to bridge the gap between the common drag dummies and the high-price/high-fidelity clinical patient simulators. What T.O.M. Manikin(TM) can provide you is a simulation that runs through all levels of TCCC without the need to switch from a drag dummy, to a part-task trainer, to a patient simulator.

  2. Jay P says:

    Not sure where guerrilla is going with that accusation…I believe its those in congress on that PETA pill who actively going after LTT. I have seen this guy in real life and pictures do no justice. The premise I believe is to use this in all sorts of training scenarios to get all the service members prepared for what its going to look like. Is it the same as LTT? No. Close I’m sure. Let’s say everyone in service trains on this manikin for basic trauma training or only very small % service members on LTT ?

    • Guerrilla says:

      Where am I going? When my unit had LTT on the schedule at a private venue, the maker of a similar device got the local DA involved and lied about our unethical treatment of animals and the training was cancelled. That’s where I’m going.

  3. Bourbon Chaser says:

    I would just like to say that as a tactical med trainer who has worked with several types of manikins as well as ltt. The TOM man is the only high functioning manikin that can withstand the rigors of tccc scenarios and remain functional. I support both types of training, and we know there are some scenarios where ltt isnt feasable. This manikin won me over with its durability, lifelike movement, interaction and ease of use.