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. These guidelines are behind the newest Prestan blue rate monitor.
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. 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.
MCR Medical was very excited when Prestan revealed the new updated CPR blue rate monitors for their manikins. 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. These are simple to replace and we are always more than willing to guide you through replacement. We promise to keep all of our customer informed anytime new guidelines or new updates are introduced in the industry.