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CPR Training Manikins: There is Nothing Dummy About Them

There is a good reason why the term is “practicing medicine” as opposed to mastering medicine or being omniscient in the field of medicine.  The human body is such a complex organism and as you know as a medical professional, new research is changing the face of how patients are treated.  In order to stay current on all of the latest technique and even the ones that are tried and true, you have to have the proper equipment.  One of the most basic, though crucial, of medical procedures is the CPR technique.  Many clinics and offices find it essential to have high quality CPR manikins on site for staff review as well as training new personnel on this very important procedure.  You never know when you may have a crisis in the office or even out in public.  With today’s modern technology, purchasing the best CPR manikin with the most effective monitoring tools has never been easier.


Each office or medical setting has it own distinctive set of needs for its CPR manikins.  For most purposes, purchasing one of the more adaptable models makes the most sense.  For example, a CPR manikin with the ability to be used as an adult or child sized model is ideal for saving space and money in the training budget and storage space.  Special springs are sent with the unit to allow for the smaller modification.  Regardless of whether a unit is in the adult or child mode, it’s crucially important that the CPR manikin have the proper anatomical landmarks.  In other words, the belly button, clear breast bone, and neck pulse must be visible. The act of CPR requires having the hands in the correct position.  Without those important visual aids, it’s far too easy to have the hands misplaced, resulting in sub standard CPR effectiveness.


Some other features you will want to look for in your next CPR manikin purchase include fully functional computer components.  You may remember back in the day CPR manikins were pretty much just dummies with the ability to allow air to flow in and out of the unit. Today, things are more complex, but in a good way.  Most standard units now have computer elements that give the user important information about their CPR performance.  Red and green lights indicate if the depression depth is correct for the setting, whether it is adult or child.  You will also be able to determine if the hands are placed correctly on the CPR unit.  Ventilation depression indicators are another element of the new, improved CPR manikins that can’t be overlooked. 


Extra practice never hurt anyone, especially when you are talking about such a simple, but life saving procedure like CPR.  The next time your office is in need of a CPR manikin for staff training, make sure it comes equipped with the best technology to ensure the most precise training.  These units are perfect for in house classes or even for providing open to the public training in this essential first aid technique. 


MSEC remains dedicated to stocking the very best and the very latest in medical supplies and equipment.  We never cease to be on the lookout for the latest innovation that will benefit both our many clients and the patients they dedicate their lives to caring for.  If you have any difficulty finding your choices in our vast inventory, call our customer service at 1-877-706-4480 to speed up your order or to make a special request.  We are always happy to help you.

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