How do I clean and disinfect my CPR training manikins during and especially after class?
A question I receive quite often is: How do I clean and disinfect my CPR manikin during and especially after class?
Protecting our students from disease transmission is always important. Now more than ever with the rise in antibiotic resistant strains of bad bugs. The importance of using PPE (vinyl or nitrile gloves and CPR masks) during practice, as well an emphasis on effective hand washing must be a part of everyone’s class, all the time. These simple steps are the first line of defense against various types of diseases, even life threatening respiratory illness and intestinal distress. Continue reading Rub-a-dub-dub, but don’t put that CPR manikin in the tub!
While researching the top concerns of performing CPR I came across an article in Huffington Post by Dr. Amer Aldeen. The following paragraph from that article states not only the fears we most often hear but also some statistics that you can’t but help take notice of: “If chest compressions are so easy to learn and effective, why does only one out of every three sudden cardiac arrest victims receive them? Why do only 5 percent of victims get treated with an automated external defibrillator? Quite simply, people are afraid. They are afraid of causing more harm than good, of being sued, of performing mouth-to-mouth ventilation, and of (literally) shocking someone.” Continue reading Are You Afraid to Save a Life by performing CPR?
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
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. Continue reading Something New and something Blue
If we thought about it, we couldn’t name very many people we know who are not on some type of social media. This is because there are 3 billion internet users in the world and 2 billion of those have some kind of social media account whether it be Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or one of the dozen or so others. Continue reading Social Media and MCR Medical
If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting small business MCR Medical owners, Karen and Charlie Morrison, then you already know the type of people they are. First of all giving doesn’t even begin to describe them individually or as a couple.
One organization that is near and dear to our owners is the Women’s Small Business Accelerator located in Westerville, Ohio. WSBA is a non-profit organization focused exclusively on women who, while the largest percentage of small business owners, still lag behind men in average sales, employee numbers, and securing funding. Continue reading Giving Back to Women in Small Business
Why adding child CPR manikins to your inventory is so important.
We all know that children and adults bodies are different in many ways, yet so many CPR instructors teach CPR for children on adult manikins. I’m guessing that it is a way to save some money but is it really enough of a savings to NOT practice CPR on a child size body? Since we have remarkable, life like, child manikins available, we support learning CPR on an infant, a child and an adult manikin.
In 2014 the leading cause of death in children 1-8 years old was unintentional injury. Drowning coming in as #2 in that section. I come across stories quite often where a child was saved from drowning with CPR. And with accidents as the leading cause of death in children, we need every tool available so that we give them the best chance for a good outcome. You know how they say “practice makes perfect’? This truly is the case with CPR. Continue reading Child Manikins are an Important Piece of Teaching CPR
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 we all have had terrible experiences of the opposite. MCR Medical and Prestan work together to avoid these bad experiences.
Here at MCR Medical our focus is making sure you are happy with our products. We also want you to be happy with how well they work! We are pleased to be a distributor of Prestan products along with WNL and Ambu. Continue reading The Prestan Warranty and Our Promise
CPR SAVE LIVES, CPR TRAINED, C-A-B 30:2 Wristbands
We are always seeing silicone wristbands. It may be cancer awareness or local high schools selling them as fundraisers and people love them. Hence here at MCR Medical we have decided to offer our customers a few novelty items that are inexpensive, fun and as bring awareness to CPR training and certification. Continue reading Our New Wristbands Will Soon be a Customer Favorite
How many of us have filled up an online shopping cart only to start the checkout process and second guess the purchase because of shipping costs? Several friends and coworkers have confessed to doing this exact thing. Whether the shipping cost is outrageous or even if its minimal, it makes you stop and think “do I really need to buy this today?” We want to give you a reason to buy what you want when you want it and we’ve decided that free shipping is the answer! Continue reading Free Shipping Everyday Every Order