Why the Pad Sensing System in the Prestan AED Trainer?

The Pad Sensing System on the Prestan AED trainer simulates a live AED

 
Prestan AED Replacement Pads
Prestan Sensing AED Pads

If you are wanting the most realistic AED trainer then look no further than the Prestan AED trainer. What makes them the best?  The pad sensing system! It’s that simple. 
The unique Pad Sensing System automatically detects when each pad is placed on the manikin. Programming runs through a sensor in the center of the pad’s adhesive which most realistically simulates a live AED, allowing for a more realistic training experience. No remote control is necessary, although available for the Professional AED Trainer if desired.
The high-quality pads last for over 100 applications and the pad adhesive adheres and removes well to any manikin on the market without leaving messy residue. No more damaged pads or cleaning adhesive off your manikins. Pad replacement is affordable and easy, just replace the pad not the cord.
The state-of-the-art training pads will assure a true-to-life training experience.

Other features include:

• Pads are pre-connected and ready to use, unlike other AED trainers
that use outdated plug-in technology
• One set of dual-graphics pads work for both adult and child training
• Pads have an embedded ‘switch’ which senses proper pad
attachment to the manikin (Pad Sensing System) (patent pending)
• The silicone base adhesive on the pads, coupled with the foam
structure, ensures easy application & removal

Here at MCR Medical we are dedicated to providing the most up to date information on our products and outstanding customer service. If you would like more information on the Prestan AED trainer or any of our great products please email us at sales@mcrmedical.com or call us at 614-782-2100.

Give us your Feedback on the CPR Feedback Device: pun intended!

The CPR feedback device provide, real-time, audiovisual and corrective evaluation.

Prestan CPR feedback device manikin. Infant.
CPR Feedback Device Manikin

Most of you have now heard about the new AHA guidelines concerning the new CPR feedback device. Studies have show the technology can be used alongside or integrated with a manikin to help students improve skills and reduce instruction time. Below is the official statement from the AHA.

DALLAS, August 15, 2017 — The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills, effective January 31, 2019. The devices provide, real-time, audiovisual and corrective evaluation and instruction on chest compression rate, depth, chest recoil and proper hand placement during CPR training.

Continue reading Give us your Feedback on the CPR Feedback Device: pun intended!

Choosing Between AED Trainers from Prestan Products

What ALL Prestan AED Trainers Include Prestan AED trainers of all varieties include a few fantastic features not found on all brands. Rather than repeat that when we compare units, lets get some of those out of the way.

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What ALL Prestan AED Trainers Include

Prestan AED trainers of all varieties include a few fantastic features not found on all brands. Continue reading Choosing Between AED Trainers from Prestan Products

Prestan Manikins Equal The Best CPR Training Experience

CPR Manikins help save lives!

PP-FM-300M-MS Prestan Manikins

 

 

Everyday at work I come across stories about how CPR training helped save a life. I often wonder if having a high quality CPR manikin during training helps with some of these positive outcomes. Pondering this question is how I came up with the idea for this blog post. Continue reading Prestan Manikins Equal The Best CPR Training Experience

Does Your Employer Offer First Aid/CPR and AED Training?

Recently I came upon a survey and its companion report, sponsored by the American Heart Association. I thought it important enough to share.

This survey sought to understand how organizations are approaching First Aid, CPR and AED training. Unfortunately, most U.S. employees are not prepared to handle cardiac emergencies in the workplace because they lack training in CPR and first aid according to the new survey results.

In this survey, 1,052 Environmental Health and Safety Professionals interacted with 636 EHS Professionals completing it. Some key information collected included the following:

·         78% of respondents stated that it is very important for their employees to be trained in first aid/CPR/AED training.

·         The top reason for offering first aid/CPR/AED training was their commitment to employee safety.

.         The survey stated that more than 50% of employees take first aid/CPR/AED training seriously.

.         33% of respondents said that lives were saved in the workplace because of the training. 




Also interesting is that nearly one-third third of respondents (30.3%) indicated that they did know of lives having been saved outside of the workplace because of proper first aid/CPR/AED training. Nearly half of survey participants (47.8%) knew of situations outside the workplace where injuries or medical conditions were successfully treated. These numbers prove that this type of training helps save lives.

Here at MCR Medical all employees must be certified in first aid/CPR/AED and I feel confident that we would know what to do instinctively in case of an emergency. Shouldn’t you and your employees feel the same way?

You can find more information on this report and workforce training on the American Heart Association’s website.

For all your first aid/CPR/AED training equipment needs please visit our website at mcrmedical.com or call us at 614-782-2100 and we will be happy to help.

DON’T MISS A CHANCE TO WIN PRESTAN MANIKINS

Me and My Manikin Photo Contest

Prestan CPR Manikins

 

Welcome to the first ever “Me and My Manikin” photo contest! The objective of this contest is for the contestants to spend a day with their CPR Manikin and photograph it.

 

 

Contest end 07/21/2017. Good luck and please call us at 614-782-2100 with any questions. 

Use Fun Items to Make CPR Training Memorable

A novelty item is an object which is specifically designed to serve no practical purpose, and is sold for its uniqueness, humor, or simply as something new (hence “novelty”, or newness).

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CPR Manikin Keychain and CPR Buttons

 

We have a wonderful product development team who has been working hard to come up with some fun and unique items to not only bring awareness to CPR training but help you grow your business as well.

Who doesn’t like a free gift after any training or class. Here at MCR Medical we offer some of the best novelty gifts for CPR training including our new CPR training manikin keychains. We have named them the Manikey. How fun is that. 

We also have an assortment of buttons pictured above including Keep Calm and Press On and CPR SAVES LIVES. With our low pricing and free shipping you will want to order them for each and every student! 

Our wristbands have become a customer favorite. These come in blue, green or red with 2 different sayings including CPR SAVES LIVES and CPR TRAINED 30:2. 

If you would like a free sample of any of our novelty items please call us at 614-782-2100 and mention this blog post.

Stay tuned to MCR Medical for new items coming soon. 

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CPR Rescue Masks and Barriers

CPR Rescue Masks and Keychains

CPR Pocket Resuscitator Masks

 

 

 

If you’re not working in healthcare of some sort, then you may not know why we all carry CPR pocket resuscitator masks and/or CPR keychains with us or close to us always. You may not even know what they are. It’s ok. I had no idea what they were until I started working here at MCR Medical. I am kind of embarrassed to admit that but I now want to spread the word about having one of these available to the public everywhere. Whether it be in your home, office, at the store, at school or on a ball field, I believe having one available may encourage more people to perform CPR with rescue breaths.

 

You may now be asking what is a barrier device? A barrier device like a pocket mask or a face shield, is designed to stop the transfer of fluids from one person to another during CPR. One of the components of CPR is rescue breathing which provides valuable oxygen to the body. This is where the barrier comes in. After placing the barrier on the mouth and face you will be protected from the transfer of fluids. Many of our CPR Pocket Masks and CPR Keychains come with gloves and alcohol wipes to further allow for the safe performance of CPR.

 

Below are a few CPR facts to help you understand how important it is to not hesitate to save a life.

 

  • Effective CPR provided by a bystander immediately will help in increasing the chances of survival of a cardiac arrest victim.
  • 95% victims of cardiac arrest die prior to reaching a hospital or medical care facility.
  • If a bystander does not perform CPR, the survival chances of a victim will decrease 7% in every single minute of delay.
  • Within 5 – 6 minutes after a victim has experienced cardiac arrest and within that time span, no CPR is performed, followed by defibrillation, the victim might further suffer from brain death crisis.
  • More lives can be saved; with proper knowledge and training in performing CPR because death from cardiac arrest is not at all inevitable.
  • CPR is not only meant for resuscitating a victim of cardiac arrest. 7 million people, including children and adults suffer disabling injuries every year in their homes or within similar environments. This is caused by accidents that might require the use of CPR.
  • In US alone, a life is lost because of a combination of accidents and heart attacks, every 34 seconds!
  • As per studies, 45% heart attacks occur amongst people under 65 years of age.
  • As per AHA, 1 in 6 men and 1 in 8 women, above 45 years of age have had stroke or heart attack.

We never know when we may need to use our CPR skills to try and save a life so GET CPR TRAINED and don’t hesitate to save a life.

 

Lifeguards=Lifesavers

Swimming Made Safer

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Swimming Made Safer

 

Do you remember when you couldn’t wait to go to the pool every day of summer break? Or to the beach? I do. I remember idolizing the lifeguards not knowing how important their job really was. They were there to save lives.

Starting in the 1800’s, bathing, now known as swimming, became a popular recreational activity in the United States to beat the heat of summer. The first beach patrol in the United States was founded in 1891 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Atlantic City Beach Patrol is currently the oldest active beach patrol in the United States.  But as water activity increased, so did the incidence of drowning. By the early 1900s as many as 9,000 people drowned each year in the United States. We can thank the YMCA for creating the first volunteer lifesaving swimmers in 1912 which helped make swimming safer.

In the beginning lifeguard training programs primarily emphasized personal water safety such as how to prevent drownings and protect oneself in emergencies. That all changed over time as swimming rescues were unavoidable. With the development of special lifesaving devices including the rescue buoy, the rescue tube, and the rescue board it was much safer to attempt a swimming rescue than before when you had to risk rescuing a panicked swimmer.

In recent decades, lifeguards have always provided Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. In addition, many lifeguards are now both trained and certified to use advanced lifesaving tools such as the external defibrillator and portable oxygen. In some communities, lifeguards have taken on broader public safety responsibilities, such as advanced life support, coastal cliff rescue, and law enforcement.

We like to think that we help train the lifesavers by offering quality training equipment to them. If you would like more information on our CPR and first aid training products, please call or email us. We would be more than happy to help. And remember, NEVER SWIM WITHOUT SOMEONE TRAINED IN CPR!

 

Are You Ready to teach CPR?

Each week we field calls from people who are new CPR instructors or want to become one.

In 1960 when cardiopulmonary resuscitation was first developed, the American Heart Association started a program to acquaint physicians with close-chest cardiac resuscitation and became the forerunner of CPR training for the general public. Today there are thousands of CPR instructors across the United States and each year more and more people are being trained as instructors.
Each week we field calls from people who are new CPR instructors or want to become one. Because of this we decided to compile a New Instructor Checklist (included in this blog post) to help alleviate some of the work of going into this business for yourself. We also have created CPR Training kits that include manikins, AED trainers and other items for new instructors. Check them out on our website.
If you are new instructor or interested in becoming one, we can help. Not only do we have quality CPR, AED and First Aid training equipment at low prices, our owners are seasoned CPR, First Aid and CERT instructors / instructor trainers with decades of first aid and practical field experience as well. 

Email us at sales@mcrmedical.com or call us at 614-782-2100.

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Lora

 

 

                                             New CPR Instructor Training Supply Checklist

 

1.    CPR manikins- Ultralite or Prestan Professional. With monitors or without. Light, medium or dark skin tones.

 

2.    CPR training masks, valves, shields and/or bag valve masks.

 

3.    AED trainers and pads.

 

4.    Extra lung bags.

 

5.    Exam gloves.

 

6.    Student training kits for first aid.

 

7.    CPR training mats.

 

8.    Fun and useful handouts for students: our wristbands and CPR mask keychains.

 

9.    Pocket resuscitator masks and/or CPR Key-chains.