Give us your Feedback on the CPR Feedback Device: pun intended!

The CPR feedback device provide, real-time, audiovisual and corrective evaluation.

Prestan CPR feedback device manikin. Infant.
CPR Feedback Device Manikin

Most of you have now heard about the new AHA guidelines concerning the new CPR feedback device. Studies have show the technology can be used alongside or integrated with a manikin to help students improve skills and reduce instruction time. Below is the official statement from the AHA.

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 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.

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Choosing Between AED Trainers from Prestan Products

What ALL Prestan AED Trainers Include Prestan AED trainers of all varieties include a few fantastic features not found on all brands. Rather than repeat that when we compare units, lets get some of those out of the way.

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Does Your Employer Offer First Aid/CPR and AED Training?

Recently I came upon a survey and its companion report, sponsored by the American Heart Association. I thought it important enough to share.

This survey sought to understand how organizations are approaching First Aid, CPR and AED training. Unfortunately, most U.S. employees are not prepared to handle cardiac emergencies in the workplace because they lack training in CPR and first aid according to the new survey results.

In this survey, 1,052 Environmental Health and Safety Professionals interacted with 636 EHS Professionals completing it. Some key information collected included the following:

·         78% of respondents stated that it is very important for their employees to be trained in first aid/CPR/AED training.

·         The top reason for offering first aid/CPR/AED training was their commitment to employee safety.

.         The survey stated that more than 50% of employees take first aid/CPR/AED training seriously.

.         33% of respondents said that lives were saved in the workplace because of the training. 




Also interesting is that nearly one-third third of respondents (30.3%) indicated that they did know of lives having been saved outside of the workplace because of proper first aid/CPR/AED training. Nearly half of survey participants (47.8%) knew of situations outside the workplace where injuries or medical conditions were successfully treated. These numbers prove that this type of training helps save lives.

Here at MCR Medical all employees must be certified in first aid/CPR/AED and I feel confident that we would know what to do instinctively in case of an emergency. Shouldn’t you and your employees feel the same way?

You can find more information on this report and workforce training on the American Heart Association’s website.

For all your first aid/CPR/AED training equipment needs please visit our website at mcrmedical.com or call us at 614-782-2100 and we will be happy to help.

Something Blue and New

Prestan Blue Monitors

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. 
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 of 120 compressions, or pushes, per minute. 
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. We were very excited to hear that Prestan had new blue updated CPR rate 
monitors for their manikins and even more excited when they arrived at MCR Medical.
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. They are very simple to replace and we are always more than willing to guide you 
through any issues you may have while doing so.
 
Because our customers are always our #1 priority, we promise to keep them informed 
anytime new guidelines or new updates are introduced in the industry. 

 

Social Media and MCR Medical

Connect with us!


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.  

Here at MCR Medical we recognize that a large number of our customers and our potential customers use social media. We, of course, want to reach them. But that’s not the only reason we choose to use social media. There are several other reasons. 1. It tells us about them: Who they are? What they like?  2. We are able to provide even more customer service: We read and respond to what they need through posts or direct messages.  3. Share information: This can be anything from new products, sales and/or our company culture.  4. Build relationships: We enjoy seeing your posts and responding to them and we hope you do the same. 5. Customer control: We don’t use email for marketing reasons but we do choose to use social media so that customers have complete control over whether they choose to receive information about product releases, notice of sales, etc.

We hope you take a few minutes and follow our social media links on our website to see, first hand, how we use social media.

Giving Back to Women in Small Business

Helping Women in Small Business

If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting our owners, Karen and Charlie Morrison, then you already know the type of people they are. Giving doesn’t even begin to describe them individually and as a couple. 

One organization that is near and dear to them 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. 

The accelerator offers approximately 35 office spaces, including private offices and cubicles, available to women-business owners at or below competitive market rates. To further assist business owners, the Women’s Small Business Accelerator provides mentoring through monthly, facilitated peer-to-peer roundtables and training classes over a variety of topics ranging from writing a business plan through operational topics that assist business owners in expanding their businesses past the start-up phase. 

Recently, a WSBA participant wrote to Columbus Business First Magazine. We wanted to share it with you.

Dear Editor,

Last week’s edition had a terrific article regarding alternative
funding sources for central Ohio start-ups.  For entrepreneurs with
visionary ideas, it’s great to know there are options outside of
traditional funding.  

Business First does a fantastic job of covering central Ohio’s
start-up community, trends, and resources.  However, there is one
resource that continues to be a best-kept secret; the Women’s Small
Business Accelerator.  The WSBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
located in Westerville.  Its mission is to assist all central Ohio
women business owners, regardless of net worth or education level, in
starting and growing their businesses through education and mentoring.

I was fortunate enough to be one of the many women to receive the
support of the WSBA, mine through a six-month intensive course called
“Inspired Entrepreneur.”  At the end of the program, my five peers and I
graduated with a fully-vetted business plan,
rigorous analysis of our concept, strategy and execution plan, as well
as feedback and practice on our “pitch.”  Adding to our confidence after
graduating is knowing we have an army of successful women business
owners who are committed to helping us achieve
our vision.  (Note:  many of WSBA supporters are on your various “Top
Lists.”)

This program wasn’t for the faint of heart; since my peers and I
received a sponsorship,  our responsibilities and expectations were made
clear.  The WSBA is earnest in its desire for our success and likewise
expected us to take their investment in us
seriously.  We did.  Our instructor/mentor throughout, Mary McCarthy,
(co-founder) offered us tough empathy during the program to ensure we
beat the statistics while also understanding the challenges facing
female entrepreneurs.

My peers, a diverse ethnic and age group, were pursuing ventures
in very different areas, yet we were on the same journey and became a
close-knit group able to celebrate each other’s successes and pick one
another up during those moments of fear/frustration/momentary
setback.

The WSBA is a resource that needs to be shared, discussed and
supported.  I accidently learned about the program when someone
suggested I connect with Caroline Worley (founder) in my early
networking phase.  It should be no accident for women, like me,
to learn of this gem of a resource.   Perhaps you’ll send someone to
learn more at next week’s annual fundraiser, Starting the Conversation,
on October 27th, and then add the WSBA to your list of valuable
resources in the future.

Best,

Jennifer Dally

Founder & Chief Attunement Officer

Attune Marketing Group

If you would like more information concerning WSBA, please visit their website at wsbaohio.org.

The Prestan Warranty and Our Promise

Customer satisfaction is our goal with every purchase.

 

MCR Medical Warranty Policy

The Prestan Warranty and Our Promise

We all like to buy products that work and work well and I am sure we all have had terrible experiences of the opposite. Here at MCR Medical our focus is making sure you are happy with our products and are happy with how well they work!

In a previous blog, titled Why We Only Sell Prestan Manikins, I talked about how much BLS instructors, CPR instructors and instructor trainers love Prestan products. One of the many reasons they prefer to use them is their industry leading three-year limited warranty!  This warranty means, ANY component of the Prestan training manikin that needs repaired or replaced will be completed free of charge to the owner!

In addition to Prestans warranty, here at MCR Medical we promise that if you ever have a warranty issue on ANY item you purchase from us, we will gladly pay all U.S. domestic shipping charges associated with a warranty request out of our pockets (not the manufacturers), and this includes from you to us (if necessary), and from us to you. 

If you would like more information on our products and warranties, please visit us at mcrmedical.com. And if you ever have questions, problems or concerns please feel free to email us at sales@mcrmedical.com or call us at 614-782-2100. 

As always, thank you for choosing MCR Medical for your CPR training, first aid training and emergency supplies needs.

 

Free Shipping Everyday Every Order

For You Our Customers

 

Free Shipping
Free Shipping on All Orders!

 

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!

 

According to research, free shipping is the most effective promotion any online business can offer. We have taken it a step further by offering free no hurry shipping everyday on every order. A few other online retailers such as Nordstrom and Zappos offer free shipping on all orders every time and customers overwhelmingly LOVE it.  Because we are 100% customer service focused, how could we not do the same?

 

So, free no hurry shipping at MCR Medical is for YOU, our customers, for helping us become the success that we are today. You are the reason why we all do what we do! So enjoy and please let us know if there is anything else we can ever do to help your experience be exceptional.