It’s summer and that means swimming, sports, traveling and general busy-ness. And it’s the perfect time to teach CPR! CPR parties are a great way to connect with friends and neighbors while teaching life-saving skills. Building CPR confidence and having fun go hand-in-hand when you make it a party!
With so many CPR Manikin options available it’s difficult to determine what you’re really getting. Skin tone, quantity, feedback devices…All of these options might have your head spinning.
My goal with this blog is to help eliminate the concerns and hesitations you might encounter when purchasing a Prestan Manikin.
DALLAS, August 15, 2017 — The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device (CPR Feedback Device) in all courses that teach adult CPR skills, effective January 31, 2019. The devices provide, real-time, audiovisual and corrective evaluation and instruction on chest compression rate, depth, chest recoil and proper hand placement during CPR training.
Most of you have now heard about the new AHA guidelines concerning the new CPR feedback device. Above is the official statement from the AHA. Continue reading Give us your Feedback on the CPR Feedback Device: pun intended!
Who wouldn’t like a free fun CPR novelty items after a training or class? Here at MCR Medical we offer unique fun CPR novelty items for CPR training.
Having a CPR rescue mask will help you perform CPR with more confidence and offer better rescue breaths.
You may not know why some people carry a CPR rescue mask and/or CPR key chains. You may not even know what they are. It’s OK. I had no idea what they were until I started working here at MCR Medical. Whether it be in your home, office, at school or on a ball field, I believe having a rescue mask available will encourage more people to perform CPR with rescue breaths. Continue reading The CPR Rescue Mask and Other Barrier Devices
Swimming Made Safer with Lifeguards and CPR
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 with CPR and other training. Continue reading Lifeguards=Lifesavers with CPR
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.With our customer needs in mind we have created a New Instructor Checklist (included in this blog post) to help alleviate some of the work of going into business for yourself. MCR Medical has created CPR Training kits that include manikins, AED trainers and other items for new instructors.
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. Continue reading Are You Ready to teach CPR Training?
Why should you try re-inflatable CPR training mask by MCR Medical? Because these particular 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.
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?