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.
The 2015 American Heart Association CPR guidelines, which are based off the latest resuscitation
research, to provide science-based recommendations for treating cardio vascular emergencies-
particularly cardiac arrest in adult, children, infants and newborns.
The updated guidelines include:
~ Untrained bystanders should press hard and fast in the center of the chest at the rate of
100-120 compressions per minute. Trained bystanders should use the 30:2 compressions to breaths
ratio with a goal of 120 compressions per minute.
~ Bystanders should use mobile phones to immediately call 911 and use the speaker phone feature
so the dispatcher can get the exact location and help with CPR instructions.
As soon as the 2015 guidelines were released our customers wanted an updated
monitor to reflect the new recommendation of 120 compressions, or pushes, per minute.
Because we sell Prestan Products, one of the highest regarded manufacturer of
CPR manikins in the industry, keeping them up to date with any new AHA guidelines are of
vital importance. We were very excited to hear that Prestan had new blue updated CPR rate
monitors for their manikins and even more excited when they arrived at MCR Medical.
The new blue monitors allow instructors and students to not only see when they have
reached and are maintaining the minimum recommended speed of 100 cpm, they will
also see when they reach the upper limit of 120 cpm.
The new monitor gives feedback as follows:
1. Red Light = Less than 60 compressions per minute
2. Yellow Light = 60-80 compressions per minute
3. Green Light = 80-99 compressions per minute
4. 2 Green Lights = Recommended 100 compressions per minute
5. 2 Green Lights Plus Yellow Flashing Light = The 120 compressions per minute upper limit has been reached.
All Prestan Adult, Child and Infant Manikins with monitor capabilities now come with the new
blue monitors. You are also able to update your previously ordered manikins with the new
blue monitors. They are very simple to replace and we are always more than willing to guide you
through any issues you may have while doing so.
Because our customers are always our #1 priority, we promise to keep them informed
anytime new guidelines or new updates are introduced in the industry.
Customer satisfaction is our goal with every purchase.
The Prestan Warranty and Our Promise
We all like to buy products that work and work well and I am sure we all have had terrible experiences of the opposite. Here at MCR Medical our focus is making sure you are happy with our products and are happy with how well they work!
In a previous blog, titled Why We Only Sell Prestan Manikins, I talked about how much BLS instructors, CPR instructors and instructor trainers love Prestan products. One of the many reasons they prefer to use them is their industry leading three-year limited warranty! This warranty means, ANY component of the Prestan training manikin that needs repaired or replaced will be completed free of charge to the owner!
In addition to Prestans warranty, here at MCR Medical we promise that if you ever have a warranty issue on ANY item you purchase from us, we will gladly pay all U.S. domestic shipping charges associated with a warranty request out of our pockets (not the manufacturers), and this includes from you to us (if necessary), and from us to you.
If you would like more information on our products and warranties, please visit us at mcrmedical.com. And if you ever have questions, problems or concerns please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 614-782-2100.
As always, thank you for choosing MCR Medical for your CPR training, first aid training and emergency supplies needs.