Educational Products

Tracheostomy T.O.M.®
(Tracheostomy Tube Observation Model)


The Tracheostomy T.O.M.® Tracheostomy Observation Model is designed for use by healthcare practitioners to educate students, families, patients, and clinicians about tracheostomy in the adult airway and the proper application of the Passy Muir® Valve.

The anatomy and airway shown by Tracheostomy T.O.M. illustrates the approximate anatomy of an adult. T.O.M. is equipped with a flexible trachea-esophageal wall to enable demonstration of the impact of overinflating the tracheostomy tube cuff and the resulting clinical complications to the adult airway. The representation of the vocal folds allows for easy explanation of why a cuff cannot prevent aspiration. T.O.M’s color scheme has been designed to enable clinicians to easily demonstrate the adult tracheostomized airway.

T.O.M. is packaged with helpful educational accessories to enable clinicians to provide a wide variety of education related to tracheostomy. The kit includes three demonstration Passy Muir® Valves, a cuffed tracheostomy tube, and flexible ventilator tubing for education and practice related to use of speaking valves with and without a ventilator. A nasogastric tube is provided to allow nasogastric intubation demonstration. A customized Tracheostomy T.O.M. product package is provided for easy storage and transport of the entire T.O.M. kit.

    Included with model
  • Tracheostomy T.O.M. Tracheostomy Observation Model
  • Adult demonstration tracheostomy tube with inflatable cuff
  • 10 mL syringe
  • No-Leak Speaking Valves - PMV® 007 (Aqua Color™); PMV® 2000 (Clear); and PMV® 2001 (Purple Color™) (Demonstration only non-functional devices)
  • PMV® Secure-it
  • Tracheostomy tie
  • NG tube
  • Warning label
  • Removable stand with hex wrench and 2 screws
  • Custom storage packaging
  • Directions

DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11"x 6"x 1/2" on a base. Item #IP100.

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Pocket T.O.M.™ (Tracheostomy Observation Model)


"I have been spending lots of time with Pocket TOM! It really is a wonderful tool for education. I just took it with me this a.m. to educate a 32 year lady with myasthenia exacerbation who required a trach. She has felt overwhelmed and nervous about the trach, swallowing, PMV, etc. Felt much better after education session with our buddy TOM."

Carmin Bartow, MA, CCC-SLP, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pocket TOM is a more portable version of our standard Tracheostomy T.O.M. model. It is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, but big enough to demonstrate tracheostomy placement and possible complications.

Features of Pocket T.O.M.™(Tracheostomy Observation Model)

  • Anatomical model ideal for hands-on demonstration for instructors and clinicians
  • Durable and portable
  • Manufactured with latex-free material and an antimicrobial surface
  • Depicts a midsagittal view of the nasal cavity with nare, oral cavity, pharynx, trachea and upper esophagus of a tracheostomized adult
  • Stoma is provided in the lower neck area to allow for demonstration of the effect of various aspects of tracheostomy care and tracheostomy placement issues
  • Nare is open allowing insertion and placement of a suction catheter or nasogastric tube
  • Flexible tracheoesophageal wall allows for demonstration of the effects of an over-inflated tracheostomy tube cuff on the esophagus

This models comes with:
  • Pocket T.O.M. with support stand
  • Cuffed tracheostomy tube
  • Passy Muir® Valves (PMV® 2000, PMV® 2001, PMV® 007)
  • Passy Muir® Valve Secure-It® strap
  • Passy Muir® Valve warning label
  • 5cc syringe
  • Simulated nasogastric tube
  • Storage case

Approximately 6.5" x 4.5"
Material: Latex Free ABS Plastic with Antimicrobial finish

Patient Education Handouts

The front page of each tear off sheet illustrates the cross section view of the head and neck anatomy with tracheostomy placement and airflow with and without the Passy Muir® Valve. Specific labels for larynx, trachea, and esophagus are provided. Ideal for teaching tracheostomy concepts and clinical benefits of the Passy Muir® Valve.
The back side contains simple descriptions and full color pictures to highlight important clinical information and instructions about the Passy Muir® Valve: how the valve works, clinical benefits, application and troubleshooting, care and cleaning. Space is provided for notes and special instructions.
  • Tear Sheets with colorful graphics and easy-to-read instructions
  • Ideal for teaching tracheostomy concepts and clinical benefits of the Passy Muir® Valve
  • Can be individualized for each patient and taken with them wherever they go
  • Each tablet has 35 sheets, with 3 tablets per pack
  • 8.5” x 11” size

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