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.

Rub-a-dub-dub, but don’t put that manikin in the tub!

How do I clean and disinfect my CPR training manikins during and especially after class? question I receive quite often is:

How do I clean and disinfect my CPR training manikins 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.

Some professional CPR training manikins can be cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines. Instructors should carefully follow all manufacturers’ recommendations and verify the products used to clean / disinfect are appropriate for their particular manikin and will not damage it. While the risk of infection from CPR manikin training is very low, it is still present. Help further minimize the risk by using proper cleaning and disinfection procedures.

If students are sharing a manikin during class:
Between each student, encourage vigorous wiping of the manikin’s face, mouth and chest with a gauze pad wet with 70% isopropyl alcohol or a comparable disinfecting product. Leave the surface wet for at least 30 seconds before wiping dry.

After class:
Scrub and wipe the entire manikin with either Clorox®-type disinfecting wipes or a mixture of ¼ cup of non-scented liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water. Leave wiped surfaces wet with the solution for 10 minutes. 
Internal surfaces can be cleaned using rubbing alcohol which will both decontaminate surfaces and aid in drying, preventing fungal growth.

Disinfection protocols change. Stay up-to-date by viewing current CDC guidelines. 


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Are You Afraid to Save a Life?

Don’t be afraid to save a life!

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While researching the top concerns of preforming 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.”

Being in this business, we understand these fears but we also want to help alleviate some of the anxiety of jumping in and helping save a life.


1.    Let’s start with the fear of “causing more harm than good”. The victim is essentially dead so anything you attempt in keeping them alive and blood flowing is not going to cause them to be any deader. This is simply the truth!


2.   Afraid of being sued? Remember that the chances of causing any injury are
very miniscule and all 50 state and  the District of Columbia have some type of Good Samaritan Law which it’s protection is intended to reduce bystanders’ hesitation to assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death. I’ve included the Good Samaritan Law in my home state of Ohio to give you a better understanding of it.


3.   Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is a vital part of CPR and by having a CPR mask key chain you will always be ready. But remember, do not let the fear of disease stop you from preforming chest compressions. Not doing anything is not helping in these type of emergency situations!


4.   There are Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in many public places. Look around or have someone else find one and USE IT! All AED’s have simple instructions for users and give the patient the best chance to survive.

Most sudden cardiac arrest and heart attacks do not happen around a medical professional. They happen around family, friends and bystanders! Learn CPR today. You never know whos life you may save. And remember to call 911 first!

Our New Wristbands Will Soon be a Customer Favorite




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

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 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.