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
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!
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.
Summer is here, and it’s time to celebrate CPR and AED awareness week June 1-7! And have we got a fun virtual party in store for you. Just join our Facebook Event Page for your opportunity to be part of the celebration! We’ve got games, giveaways, custom coupon codes, daily trivia contests, flash sales and more to help raise CPR and AED awareness and to celebrate you – America’s trainers and instructors! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Invite your friends and family to come, too- we’ve got plenty of good stuff for everyone. CPR and AED awareness week is something we all can enjoy!
Looking for ways to improve the training experience and outcomes for your CPR students without breaking the bank? Here’s one simple idea: use customizable masks to improve your CPR training! These reusable, re-inflatable masks extend the life of your training materials (and your budget) while giving students an effective and realistic training tool. Continue reading Customizable Masks Improve CPR Training
You’re looking for ’em. We’ve got ’em. Unlike many of our competitors, MCR Medical has 2019 AHA guidelines compliant CPR manikins in stock and ready to ship!
Getting compliant has increased demand for CPR manikins, and many customers say they can’t find them in stock from other distributors. But MCR Medical guarantees we have the manikins you need in stock and ready for immediate shipment!
Need help with your manikin’s clicker? Let’s troubleshoot!
Recently, we’ve had a few calls from customers having Prestan Manikin compression clicker problems in the Prestan Professional Series manikins. In this blog, we’ll break down some of the possible causes and ways to fix the issue!
What’s a clicker?
First off, let’s explain the “clicker” and how it works. The clicker is part of the compression rate assembly located in the chest cavity of your Prestan Professional Series CPR manikin. When the user presses firmly enough to deliver the proper depth of compression for effective CPR, this mechanism will compress and recoil with a loud “click!”
Winter is HERE and it’s time to prepare for those cold temps!
Is it cold in here, or is it just me?
Dropping temperatures caught you by surprise? No worries! MCR Medical has you covered for winter fun with our private label Grab N Go hand warmers, silver emergency blankets, and emergency sleeping bags, in stock now!
Warm hands, warm hearts!
These Grab N Go WARM Hand Warmers are amazing! They’re small enough to keep in your purse, glove box, first aid kit, or even your jacket pocket. Just open the packet*, give it a shake and hold it in your hand. Feel the warmth! Air activated, with a 3-year shelf life. Great for outdoor sporting events, holiday parades, waiting for the school bus, musicians and hunters. MCR Medical has the lowest prices around, making them affordable enough to share. They make a great donation to churches, homeless shelters or schools, too. Get a few! Grab yours here.
MCR Medical Supply continues to grow thanks to customers like you!
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We don’t usually toot our own horn, but we think this is a pretty big deal! Thanks to our amazing customers MCR Medical has made the Columbus Business First’sFast 50 Awards list for the 3rd consecutive year!
Handle big classes hygienically (without breaking the budget!)
CPR training uses a lot of “consumables.” As an instructor, you know you have to replace training valves after each class, but do you know why? Today we’ll explain a little about how valves work, and compare pros and cons of valves vs CPR training shields.
How it Works:
When students breathe into the valve, it’s like blowing into a balloon: inflating and deflating (lung bags work just like balloons!). Then, they pass the “balloon” to the next person.
Within the valve stem is a gauze-like material that prevents fluids transferring between students during practice, preventing cross-contamination.