Tips to stay safe for those caring for others at home
Hospital employees and first responders know how to use PPE to protect themselves and reduce the spread of Covid-19, but what if you’re a layman taking care of someone at home? MCR Medical has the equipment you need and the tips to help ensure you can use the PPE best practices for home caregivers.
PPE best practices for the rest of us
While it’s important to use PPE, it’s even more important to use it CORRECTLY. The best tips for PPE use come from the CDC. We follow these steps ourselves when interacting with others who are or may be positive for Covid-19. Following these handy PPE best practices for home caregivers can keep you safe while still allowing you to care for those you love. Much of this equipment and best practices will also help you keep infections from spreading for other illnesses as well, so these are really good instructions to keep around. Use this handy file to refer to what you need and how to use it
We understand a lot is going on in the world right now, and we want to let everyone know we are still here for you. Below are a couple of answers to frequent questions we have received regarding our shipping timeline.
ARE YOU STILL SHIPPING ORDERS?
MCR medical is still open and functioning as usual. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and health of our employees and customers. Our shipping department is working hard to get orders out quickly and accurately. As always, we will continue to offer fast and free shipping on all of our orders. When you place your order, our focus is on getting your items out within 1 to 2 business days. Continue reading Shipping Products From MCR Medical As Usual
With everything going on, we want to address a question we have been receiving quite often.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY MANIKIN TO BE UP TO STANDARDS WITH COVID-19?
Prestan Products always recommends cleaning your CPR manikins thoroughly after each class. Along with cleaning the outside torso and face, you want to make sure you are opening the manikin and wiping the chest foam and skin to sanitize the inside as well. You can use a mixture of soap and water to clean the manikin effectively. If the area is extremely dirty, you can also use common household cleaners such as Formula 409, Windex, or Vim. Clorox or Lysol wipes can also be gently applied to clean them if needed.
Shipping regulations mean a big change for Prestan CPR products, but MCR Medical has a solution
Batteries are no longer included in Prestan CPR Products sold in the U.S. and overseas! In a recent email to vendors, Prestan expressed regret for this decision but stated that international shipping regulations make the change necessary as of January 1,2020.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
Hopefully, you already have your Prestan CPR products and all is well! But if you’re making a new purchase or plan to order soon, be aware that you’ll need to supply the batteries to get your CPR manikins and AED trainers class-ready.
This change affects all the products in the Prestan line up, including:
Professional Series Manikins with feedback- all models, 2 AA batteries per manikin
Ultralite Manikins with Feedback Piston installed – 2 AA batteries per unit
Ultralite Manikins Replacement/Upgrade Piston Feedback Unit – 2 AA batteries per unit
AED Trainers – 3 to 4 C batteries, depending on model
Keep in mind to multiply those numbers when purchasing kits with multiple manikins!
We’ve got your back
Luckily, MCR Medical has a stash of AA batteries and are beginning to offer them as an option for purchase as a set of 2 for $0.60! This will be available, as of now, for any type of manikin purchase. This means that if you purchase an adult, child, infant or manikin kit, you will have the option to purchase AA batteries.
In order for the pop up box containing the offer to appear, please make sure you click on the item you would like to purchase so that it takes you to the product page (the page with the full description of the product). Once you are on the product page, you are able to add the item to the cart and a pop up box offering batteries will appear. Completing this step is the only way that you will have the option to purchase batteries with your manikin. If you are buying a kit, please keep in mind that each Prestan manikin requires 2 AA batteries each.
Please Note: At this time, MCR Medical will not be offering any C batteries for the Prestan AEDs.
Prestan Products still industry-leading, top quality CPR products
While everyone regrets the lack of batteries and out-of-the-box readiness for their products, we at MCR continue to view Prestan manikins and AED trainers as the best choice for CPR training. Prestan’s high quality, realistic manikins and trainers offer the most authentic classroom experience at a very competitive price point. We believe in them so much, they’re the only manikins we’ll sell! So you can purchase your Prestan products with confidence – just don’t forget the batteries!
If you’ve got questions about ordering any of the Prestan Products we carry, a purchase you’ve made or are planning to make, or our UltraLite Manikin battery offer, feel free to visit us at mcrmedical.com. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff are happy to help in any way we can. We’ll get through this together!
Prestan Adult Manikins withNOSE HOLES! The Prestan Professional Series manikins will now have life-like nose holes on the face skin. This feature was put into effect on October 3rd and will now be on all new Prestan Adult Manikins (PP-AM-100M-MS). If you for some reason need a replacement face skin, you will receive an updated version with the new nose holes. You can view the new product update in the picture below!
The new nose holes on the manikin’s face skin are for visual purposes only. This means that they are not fully functioning – air willnot flow through the nose holes into the lung bags! They are meant to stimulate a realistic nose pinch and enhance the overall look of the manikin. Prestan is working hard to make their CPR Manikins as realistic as possible for their customer, and we are super excited about the updates they are making!
Our company’s growth continues thanks to amazing customers like you!
Did You Say Fast 50 Awards?
That’s right! Thanks to all our outstanding customers, MCR Medical has made the Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 Awards list for the 4th consecutive year. This year we placed 38th, which is 8 places higher than last year. It’s truly an honor to be recognized. We are proud to be part of such an awesome community!
What is the Fast 50 Award?
Each year, the Fast 50 list highlights the top 50 fastest-growing private companies around Columbus, Ohio. Only for-profit, privately held companies averaging at least $1 million in revenue over the past three years are eligible. The 2019 list includes real estate, tech companies, logistics consultants, medical and crafting entrepreneurs. Continue reading Fast 50 Awards List for the 4th Year IN A ROW
Your older Ultralites can now be upgraded for AHA and ARC complaince!
Exciting news for Prestan Ultralite owners!
You can now upgrade your old Prestan Ultralites for feedback compliance with a simple to install piston available from MCR Medical! These popular portable CPR manikins were easy on your back and your budget. But until now they weren’t compatible with the AHA and ARC guidelines. Prestan heard you and offers an easy solution to extend the life of your Ultralites.
Simple upgrade makes ultralites compliant
The easy-to-install piston provides both rate and depth compression feedback (meeting both AHA and ARC certification guidelines). Offered in single or 4-packs, this cost-effective upgrade means no big investment to get compliant! Simply install the piston and your Prestan quality Ultralites are ready for years of compliant service.
We’ve got the ultralites for you
MCR Medical will continue to sell the original Ultralite manikins, as well as the new upgraded Ultralites with pre-installed compression rate and depth pistons (single, 4- or 12-packs) and just the upgrade pistons (single or 4-pack). Visit our websiteor ask our friendly sales associates to find which option is right for you. Don’t forget our great combo packs! With accessories like AED trainers, training shields and carry cases, these combos offer great options for every trainer and every budget.
Of course, if you’re ready for prestan Professional manikins…
Prestan Ultralites are a great option for convenience and/or a tight budget, but if you’re ready to move up to Prestan’s full-size, top quality Professional Series Manikins, we have all kinds of exciting new kits and options for you. Check our out Prestan Professional Series CPR manikins today!
It’s all about what works for you!
At MCR Medical, we’re CPR trainers, too. So we know how important it is to get the best quality training equipment at the best price. We’re proud to carry the Prestan line of manikins exclusively because we know you’ll be happy with whichever model you choose. Find out more about Prestan manikins at our website or contact us for more info.
We are so excited to announce that we will be adding a new, flexible feature to our website. The build-a-kit option will allow you to make a kit specialized just for you! With this option, you are able to get everything you need all in one place. You are also able to save a purchase under your personal account and repurchase the same products next time. Custom kit building is convenient, easy, and user-friendly; we are SO excited for the release!
A Few Details to Discuss
There are a lot of options when it comes to what you can get inside of your personalized kit. For it to qualify as a kit, you must have at least one CPR manikin and one AED. There are a lot of additional products and accessories offered throughout the kit building experience that you can select and make custom to your specific training needs. Various products that we sell have a warranty of up to 3-years, and EVERY order comes with fast and free shipping.
Different Product Options
There are multiple options for products offered in the build-a-kit package. For example, you can get three different sizes of manikins. Those sizes are adult, child, and infant. Along with size, you can get your manikins with or without a feedback monitor. If you want one manikin, we have a single option, but we also have a 4-pack. Want more than one size? Perfect, we have multiple different pre-selected combinations and we also have a family pack. If you need an AED for your training, they come in singles and 4-packs, and you have 4 different AED options to choose from to best fit your needs.
FREE STUFF, FREE STUFF, FREE STUFF
Along with the brand-new build-a-kit option, we also have a new reward program. There are 4 different levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The levels are based on the cost of the purchase.
Bronze is $0.00-$399.99
Silver is $400.00-$799.99
Gold is $800.00-$1199.99
Platinum is $1200.00 and up
Once you spend a certain amount of money you get a free item and the free items add up as you advance in levels. For being in the Bronze level you would get novelty grab bag filled with silicone wrist bands, button pins, and key chains. Move up to Silver and you will also get a 10-pack of MCR Medical Training Valves. For Gold, you will also get an EpiPen Trainer. Finally, for platinum, you will get everything mentioned previously AND our CarryAll-S CPR supplies carrying bag.
We are super excited about the release of our build-a-kit feature, and we can’t wait for you all to get the chance to use it!