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. The most unique feature of Prestan trainers is their pad sensing system. This system automatically detects when each pad is placed on the manikin which simulates a live AED allowing for a more realistic training class. All models also include the following features:
- Pads come pre-connected for students
- Shock simulation with 5 scenarios
- Automatic & semi-automatic shock modes
- Uses “C” batteries (included) for longer life
- Low Battery Prompt
- Industry leading 3 year warranty
When comparing the Prestan UltraTrainer and Professional trainers there are a few things that stand out on
the UltraTrainer, not only against the Professional trainer, but to all other trainers on the market. One is its ability to
enable/disable the metronome, which is sure to please many instructors. Another unique feature is it’s dual-use
adult/pediatric pads that are used on all patients. Instead of pad changes, students use the pediatric patient button on the trainer to accommodate the type of patient, which more accurately reflects the
functionality of newer AEDs on the market. And finally, the UltraTrainer allows instructors to disable the rescue breath prompts when teaching hands-only CPR.
In addition to these stand-out differences to all other trainers, the UltraTrainer differs from the Prestan Professional series in a variety of other ways.
- The unit is small and light weight–Measuring 7.25″ x 5.25″ x 2″ and weighing only 1.2 lbs
- Less costly–About 40% lower price, making it more affordable to provide each student their own trainer
What doesn’t it have?
- Units can not be operated by
- Although larger than most “economy
trainers” on the market, it’s still smaller than most real AEDs
The Prestan Professional trainer has several great features for instructors. Instructors will find a
benefit to being able to do so using a remote (sold separately for some models), which can help with larger classes. The trainers more accurately reflect the size and weight of real AEDs, at 9.5″ x 7.25″ x 2.75″, and weighs 2.2 lbs. Some instructors prefer having separate adult and pediatric pads, which is an option with the Professional model. Instructors are able to choose units which include the pediatric pads and remote, or the trainer without these
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