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   Expert User in Simulated Field Environment without IV/Pilot

Note how the user struggles to advance the needle and catheter with gloves on; ultimately failing to access the vein.

Expert User in Simulated Field Environment with IV/Pilot

The IV/Pilot facilitates needle manipulation and catheter advancement.  Detachment of Advancer component upon successful catheterization is intentional and desired.

Novice User on IV Trainer in Ideal Environment without IV/Pilot

On a relatively easy IV trainer, a novice user has difficulty advancing catheter.

Novice User on Difficult Manikin in Ideal Environment with IV/Pilot

With the IV/Pilot the same novice user has no issues – even on a more difficult, thicker skinned manikin.

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