We’ll occasionally post reviews about other products in our industry that don’t have a more specific home here on our blog. This category is a place to find articles about a variety of products related to CPR and first aid training. Enjoy!
Karen Morrison co-founded MCR Medical with her husband, Charlie, to meet a need they saw first-hand in the first aid and CPR training community: providing the best quality products, at the best price, with integrity and an authentic personal touch through the relatively new market of e-commerce. They started MCR as a small business out of their spare bedroom, handling all of the customer calls, order fulfillment, shipping and the ins and outs of small business themselves. Together they worked hard, rarely taking time off as they committed to the business and developed their future plans.
Karen’s bright, happy spirit and personal warmth greeted every sales call, and her business savvy and commitment to the future were the backbone of their partnership. Because of their commitment to quality and integrity, the business quickly flourished. In 2014 they purchased their first warehouse, beginning to realize their dream. With their shared background in CPR training and first aid, Karen and Charlie together developed and sourced the best CPR products to share with their fellow trainers, always mindful of the human impact of kindness and fairness in their interactions with their customers and their workforce. They were not just building a successful business, but a GOOD business, and Karen’s warmth and wisdom led the way. Continue reading Honoring Karen Morrison With Wildflower Seeds
Out of the box ideas for growing CPR classes in your community
It’s summer and that means swimming, sports, traveling and general busy-ness. And it’s the perfect time to teach CPR! CPR parties are a great way to connect with friends and neighbors while teaching life-saving skills. Building CPR confidence and having fun go hand-in-hand when you make it a party!
Continue reading CPR Parties – The New Tupperware
Exclusive product adds professional look while protecting your manikin
DO YOU DRESS FOR CPR SUCCESS?
You are a CPR professional, and your classroom rig should reflect that. The new ManiVest CPR Manikin Vest from MCR Medical brings next level CPR training and protects your investment. Check out this exclusive accessory that sets you apart from the competition.
We designed our vest for adult-sized manikins with several unique features.
The custom fit protects your manikin body from dirt and damage during travel or storage (also appropriate for most small/ child sized manikins).
The vest easily unzips to begin practice compressions and access feedback monitor (if applicable) without undressing.
The see-through pocket can hold your business card, or add a little whimsy to your class by having students “name” the manikin and place a name tag in the pocket.
MCR Medical finds that when we give back, we get so much more
The “Giving Back Conundrum”:
Does it ever seem that, when you do something nice for someone else, YOU are the one who gets the most benefit? It’s almost unfair! Why should helping others give us such a boost? We’re already so fortunate. And yet, it always seems to work that way. At MCR Medical, it’s important that we share our good fortune by meeting real needs in our community. Still, every time it feels like we “get” more from the experience than we “give.”
Here’s an example. Since August 2017, the first Friday of the month finds us taking 200 sack lunches to The Open Shelter in Columbus, Ohio. This amazing organization was the first 24-hour emergency walk-in shelter in Ohio and has helped over
30,000 men, women and children with securing and retaining housing, providing hot meals, food, clothing, hygiene supplies, tarps and sleeping bags since opening their doors in 1983.
It’s time for us to make room for new products here at MCR Medical. Soooo… we have decided to offer a great deal on our Grab-N-Go Warm Hand Warmers. Right now all hand warmers are 50% off. Yes that’s right, half off! Use promo code STOCKUP at checkout. What a perfect time to stock up for cold weather. The hand warmers don’t expire until 10/2020 so you could purchase enough for the next 2 winters! For all the details on this popular item check out our blog post titled : Grab-N-Go Warm Hand Warmers ‘Shake Up’ the Industry!
With the support of all of our great customers we are bursting at the seams in our warehouse. This means we need to move out some products to add more great items such as our Grab-N-Go Dry Emergency Rain Ponchos, Prestan Manikins and more! Continue reading Who Doesn’t Love a 50% OFF DEAL?
Why should you try re-inflatable CPR training mask by MCR Medical? Because these particular masks allow you to customize or refill your training mask’s air bladder! With the included syringe, you can add or remove air from the bladder, individualizing the CPR training pocket mask to best fit the contours of your manikin.
Reusing one-way valves is defeating the purpose of the valves and goes against CDC guidelines.
We field many calls regarding the reuse of one way valves and we know that some instructor trainers demonstrate the re-use of these valves. This is defeating the purpose of the valves and goes against CDC guidelines. CDC guidelines DO NOT allow for one way CPR valves to be decontaminated. Period. This is true of all pocket resuscitator mask style valves from any manufacturer. The HEPA style filter inside the valve cannot be cleaned and disinfected without destroying the efficacy of the filter. Continue reading Cross Contamination and One Way Valves