Use Fun Items to Make CPR Training Memorable

A novelty item is an object which is specifically designed to serve no practical purpose, and is sold for its uniqueness, humor, or simply as something new (hence “novelty”, or newness).

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CPR Manikin Keychain and CPR Buttons

 

We have a wonderful product development team who has been working hard to come up with some fun and unique items to not only bring awareness to CPR training but help you grow your business as well.

Who doesn’t like a free gift after any training or class. Here at MCR Medical we offer some of the best novelty gifts for CPR training including our new CPR training manikin keychains. We have named them the Manikey. How fun is that. 

We also have an assortment of buttons pictured above including Keep Calm and Press On and CPR SAVES LIVES. With our low pricing and free shipping you will want to order them for each and every student! 

Our wristbands have become a customer favorite. These come in blue, green or red with 2 different sayings including CPR SAVES LIVES and CPR TRAINED 30:2. 

If you would like a free sample of any of our novelty items please call us at 614-782-2100 and mention this blog post.

Stay tuned to MCR Medical for new items coming soon. 

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Lifeguards=Lifesavers

Swimming Made Safer

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Swimming Made Safer

 

Do you remember when you couldn’t wait to go to the pool every day of summer break? Or to the beach? I do. I remember idolizing the lifeguards not knowing how important their job really was. They were there to save lives.

Starting in the 1800’s, bathing, now known as swimming, became a popular recreational activity in the United States to beat the heat of summer. The first beach patrol in the United States was founded in 1891 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Atlantic City Beach Patrol is currently the oldest active beach patrol in the United States.  But as water activity increased, so did the incidence of drowning. By the early 1900s as many as 9,000 people drowned each year in the United States. We can thank the YMCA for creating the first volunteer lifesaving swimmers in 1912 which helped make swimming safer.

In the beginning lifeguard training programs primarily emphasized personal water safety such as how to prevent drownings and protect oneself in emergencies. That all changed over time as swimming rescues were unavoidable. With the development of special lifesaving devices including the rescue buoy, the rescue tube, and the rescue board it was much safer to attempt a swimming rescue than before when you had to risk rescuing a panicked swimmer.

In recent decades, lifeguards have always provided Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid. In addition, many lifeguards are now both trained and certified to use advanced lifesaving tools such as the external defibrillator and portable oxygen. In some communities, lifeguards have taken on broader public safety responsibilities, such as advanced life support, coastal cliff rescue, and law enforcement.

We like to think that we help train the lifesavers by offering quality training equipment to them. If you would like more information on our CPR and first aid training products, please call or email us. We would be more than happy to help. And remember, NEVER SWIM WITHOUT SOMEONE TRAINED IN CPR!

 

Are You Ready to teach CPR?

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. 

Email us at sales@mcrmedical.com or call us at 614-782-2100.

Hope to hear from you soon.

 

Lora

 

 

                                             New CPR Instructor Training Supply Checklist

 

1.    CPR manikins- Ultralite or Prestan Professional. With monitors or without. Light, medium or dark skin tones.

 

2.    CPR training masks, valves, shields and/or bag valve masks.

 

3.    AED trainers and pads.

 

4.    Extra lung bags.

 

5.    Exam gloves.

 

6.    Student training kits for first aid.

 

7.    CPR training mats.

 

8.    Fun and useful handouts for students: our wristbands and CPR mask keychains.

 

9.    Pocket resuscitator masks and/or CPR Key-chains.

Why Try Our Reinflatible Training Masks

Our reinflatible masks are hard to beat.

 

Why should you try our reinflatible training masks? Because MCR Medical Supply’s re-inflatable training 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. Some of the benefits of this innovative mask will make you want to at the very least, try them out.

One big benefit is the ability to form a tight seal with your hands around the mask and the manikins face to confirm that your breath is entering the lungs of the manikin. This allows you or your students to make sure that they are properly exhaling into the lungs. Another benefit to this particular mask is the simple fact that you will never have to discard your masks when they go flat (given that they have not been punctured). All’s you have to do is simply use your syringe to inflate your mask to the volume or size you prefer. Our non-collapsible CPR training mask is a cost-effective solution for teaching CPR without using a more expensive rescue mask. Because the washable trainers are capable of being decontaminated per CDC guidelines, they’re reusable and help maximize your training dollar! This method will ultimately save you money and worry in the long run.

These masks are sold in a ten pack with a syringe and a complimentary pack of 10 training valves. We sell these masks for adults as well as infants and the mask’s stems are fully compatible with all brands of universal CPR valves.

MCR Medical Supply’s training CPR masks should be inspected and disinfected after use, replacing as necessary. The masks do not have an oxygen port and are designed for training purposes only.

Pack of 10 Training CPR Pocket Resuscitator Masks & FREE Valves, MCR Medical

 

Cross Contamination and One Way Valves

Reusing one-way valves is defeating the purpose of the valves and goes against CDC guidelines.

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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.

Anytime one way valves are reused, students are subject to cross-contamination. For example: Student A uses the one-way valve to practice breaths in CPR training. The instructor then takes out the filter and “sanitizes” it and hands it to student B. Student B then uses it to practice breaths with CPR training. The fluids that are in the CPR manikin’s lung bag from student A then gets inhaled into student B. That is cross contamination.

If cost is a concern when it comes to buying valves, then consider using CPR training shields. We offer 3 brands of shields here at MCR Medical at a cost of approximately .25 each.

We are available 9 AM to 5 PM EST Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 4 PM EST  Fridays to answer
any questions you may have concerning our valves and shields. Please contact us
with any problems, concerns or questions you may have.

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Child Manikins are an Important Piece of Teaching CPR

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 with 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.

As far as child manikins go, here at MCR Medical we only sell the Prestan Child Manikins. The Prestan child CPR manikin is modeled after a 10-year-old, the smaller, thinner, less prominent body structures closely resemble a child to the eye and touch. These manikins also optionally offer the exclusive Rate Monitor with LED indicators that allow for instant feedback to both instructor and student regarding their rate of chest compressions. Prestan manikins are the best on the market which makes our child manikins superior to any other.

With November being National Adoption Awareness Month, and to help offset the cost of adding child CPR training supplies to your inventory, we are offering 20% off select child related CPR training supplies. Use promo code: ADOPT16 in checkout. This offer is in response to the many states that require learning CPR and First Aid before you are able to adopt or foster any child. We thank you!

Our New Wristbands Will Soon be a Customer Favorite

CPR SAVE LIVES, CPR TRAINED, C-A-B 30:2

 

 

It’s seems that silicone wristbands are everywhere lately, from cancer awareness to local high schools selling them as fundraisers. People love them. So we have decided to offer our customers wristbands that are not only inexpensive, fun but also bring awareness to CPR training and certification.

These bands are now available at MCR Medical. They are offered in red, blue or green with 2 different messages. Message 1 is CPR TRAINED/C-A-B 30:2 and message 2 is CPR TRAINED on both sides. We offer each color in packs of 10, 50 and 200. We have combo packs of 60 or 300 in all the colors as well. Instructors could use these inexpensive wristbands as a giveaway to each student. Everyone, please take a moment to check out these cool wristbands on our website at https://www.mcrmedical.com/category/Silicone-Wristbands.html.

To raise even more awareness, we have decided to send out FREE wristbands to a few individuals each month that have been saved by CPR or have saved someone using CPR. If you know of someone who has been touched by CPR please email their information to sales@mcrmedical.com and we will be sure to get one to them.

We are very excited about this new product and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.