ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
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CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Lifesaving means knowing what to do when. First-Aid-Product endeavors to share what you need and when you need it (as well as what you don't need and what not to do) in order to be Ready to Save a Life! Within our CPR articles and news section you will find up to date information on CPR success stories, how to find CPR training, resources on where to find CPR supplies and much more. Our network of Americas leading cardiopulmonary resuscitation experts are joining in to provide you with access to all this information plus product reviews & where to purchase top of the line CPR supplies including CPR kits for restaurants, CPR accessories for businesses, personal CPR products & packs, CPR masks and the list goes on.
  • Prestan Professional AED Trainer Remote

    Prestan Professional AED Trainer Optional Remote.

    • Optional Device
    • Allows for different training styles
    • Contains Set-up buttons and unit control buttons
    • Simulate loose pad
    • Initiate “Press Deeper” during CPR
    • Pause/Play, or Ending
    • Setup Controls are duplicated on Remote

    View all of our Prestan Professional Supplies or see our AED Trainer Optional Remotes below.

  • Simple, Affordable, Integrated CPR Performance Feedback

    With the recent requirement of CPR feedback devices announced by both the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross, you may be asking how to most effectively meet these requirements. Both organizations state the products should have audio feedback and/or visual feedback on compression depth and rate the Preston professional mannequins with CPR feedback meet all the requirements.

    Stated by both organizations Preston CPR feedback ensures high quality CPR by giving instructors and students real-time feedback. An audible click is heard when the proper compression depth is reached. Two green lights illuminate when the compression rate is in the range of 100 to 120 compressions per minute. If the student goes too fast over 120 a yellow light flashes warning them to slow down.

    Preston CPR feedback mannequins are easy to understand eliminating any confusion for the student and giving them more confidence in their CPR skills. Instructors love that the CPR feedback is integrated into the mannequin eliminating the need for extra add-on equipment or cords.

    The Preston professional adult child and infant mannequins all provide CPR feedback needed to meet the new requirements.

  • Prestan Discontinues Light Skin Tone!

    ORIGINAL SKIN TONE DISCONTINUED!

    The light skin tone will no longer be available for Prestan Professional Manikins.

    August 31st, 2018 Prestan will discontinue Prestan Professional Manikins in the Light skin tone.
    After this date, Prestan Professional Manikins will only be available
    in Medium or Dark skin tones.

    This applies to all Professional Manikins:
    Adult, Child, Infant / Singles, Replacement skin 4-packs, Collections, Family Packs, and Jaw-Thrust.

    Replacement skin 4-packs in the Light skin tone will continue to be available for torsos as well as replacement faces.

    If you want to order any light skin Prestan Manikins be sure to place your order with us by 8/29/2018!

  • Prestan Training Manikins - Integrated Feedback Device Guidelines Facts

    Directive Feedback Required! Be sure your equipment complies!

    The American Heart Association has announced that they ..."will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills, effective January 31, 2019."

    "To comply with the new course requirement, feedback devices must, at a minimum, measure and provide real-time audio feedback and/or visual feedback (or both) on compression rate and depth."

    Prestan Professional Manikins with CPR Feedback FULLY MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS! Click Here to shop now!

    Correct Depth / Correct Rate

    Prestan Professional CPR Manikins with CPR Feedback!

    An audible click for correct DEPTH / Visual lights for correct RATE

    Simple, Affordable, Integrated Feedback. 2019 Guidelines Compliant.

    CPR Feedback Rate Monitors may be purchased and easily installed into Prestan Manikins previously purchased without the monitor.

    Build Confidence!

    Build the confidence you need to save lives!

    Building confidence is necessary while preparing yourself to be READY to engage in CPR. Ask yourself today how you build confidence in a CPR class. Does it include audio and visual feedback while training with your manikin?

    Meet your confidence goals with the SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, INTEGRATED FEEDBACK of the Prestan Professional Manikins.

    Meet 2019 CPR Feedback Directive from AHA and ARC

    Prestan Professional Manikins Comply with the 2019 Integrated Feedback Device Guidelines

    • No wires to connect
    • No device hookup
    • No extra equipment

    Feedback is contained within the manikin!

  • Basic C.A.R.E. CPR™ Tips

    Image of two students practicing C.A.R.E. CPR~ The first concern in any emergency situation: Check the area for Danger!

    If the area is not safe to approach, stay back and call 9-1-1. Look for chemical spills, downed power lines, or any other unsafe environment. If the area is safe, then proceed to Step 1.

    Step 1 ~ Check for Responsiveness (tap and shout ~ “Are you okay?!?”)
    No response means immediate action is required. No response would be no obvious signs of responsiveness such as; movement, talking, coughing, or breathing. Gasping or inadequate breathing is treated as unresponsiveness as well and still requires immediate attention. Recognition of Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a KEY element in the links of survival.
    *With children and infants, no crying is another sign of unresponsiveness.

    Step 2 ~ Call 9-1-1/ Activate EMS ~ Retrieve the nearest AED. Responders should always request assistance from others at the scene to make the 9-1-1 call and/or to retrieve the AED unit. If a responder is alone, and does not suspect a breathing emergency, the responder should immediately call 9-1-1 and retrieve the AED themselves and then begin CPR. Once the call is connected, the dispatcher should help guide the responder. If the responder is trained in CPR, the responder should let the dispatcher know they are trained.

    *The exception to this rule is in the case of children under the age of 8 years old, including infants. Most children and infants suffer respiratory related causes of arrest. Therefore, early CPR including rescue breaths provides the best chance of survival. If a responder is alone, it is recommended they first provide 2 minutes or 5 cycles of Child CPR before he/she calls 9-1-1 to activate EMS and/or retrieves an AED if one is nearby.

    Make sure the casualty is lying face up on a hard surface. A soft bed or couch will not allow the responder to adequately perform chest compressions.

    Step 3 ~ C: Compress Chest (for Adults and Children older than 8 years old)

    • Position the heels of both hands at the center of the chest.
      • For Children 1-8 years, position the heels of one or two hands (depending on the size of the child) at the center of the chest.
      • For Infants 1 year and younger, position two fingers of one hand in the center of the chest one finger width below the nipple line.
    • Deliver 30 compressions at a rate of at least 100 per minute.
    • Compress chest at a depth of at least 2” (or 5 cm) deep.
      • For Children 1-8 years, compress chest at a depth of 2” or 1/3 the depth of the chest
      • For Infants 1 year and younger, compress chest at a depth of 1½” or 1/3 the diameter of the chest.
    • Allow complete recoil after each compression to allow the heart to refill with blood.
    • Do not delay starting chest compressions or interrupt the compressions once they are initiated. Compressions have the most positive effect if there are minimal or no interruptions.
    • Begin high quality, fast & focused, chest compressions immediately.

    Step 4 ~ A: Airway

    • Open Airway
    • Tilt head
    • Lift chin

    Tilting the head back and lifting the chin will move the tongue away from the back of the throat and allow an open airway.
    *With an Infant 1 year old or younger, tilt head back slightly – do not overextend as this can close the airway on an infant or injure the infant.

    Step 5 ~ R: Rescue Breathing (for Adults and Children older than 8 years old)

    • Pinch nose
    • Seal mouth
      • For Infants 1 year and younger, seal infant’s mouth and nose with the responder’s mouth or rescue mask.
    • Deliver two breaths about one second per rescue breath.
      • For Infants 1 year and younger, deliver two puffs about one second per rescue breath. *Be careful not to use too much force, as an infant’s lungs are much smaller than an adult or child casualty’s lungs and can cause serious damage.
    • Watch chest rise and fall to ensure breaths are going in.
    • If the air does not go in, re-tilt the airway and try again.

    While giving rescue breaths, ensure that the mouth is completely sealed and the nose pinched closed so the air goes into the casualty’s airway, without escaping through the nose and/or mouth.

    Avoid giving excessive or rapid ventilations, as this may cause the casualty to vomit and aspirate the fluid into their lungs and/or may make the responder dizzy and light-headed.

    Step 6 ~ E: External Defibrillation

    • When the AED arrives on the scene or is available, a Rescuer should try to place the electrodes / pads on the casualty and turn on the AED without interruptions to CPR. Once the AED prompts are followed and the AED has been used to deliver a shock if need be, continue CPR until the AED indicates if any (further) shocks are needed. If no shock was advised in the beginning, keep the pads on the casualty while performing CPR so that CPR is not later interrupted to take pads off and/or put them back on for the AED to re-analyze the heart. Repeat until help arrives.
      *Advancements in technology have made AEDs more user-friendly and simple to operate. Easy to follow audio and visual cues tell responders what to do when using an AED and most will instruct the responder through CPR as well. A shock is delivered only if the casualty needs it. There is no need to be concerned about shocking a person who does not need it.

    Continue CPR until the responder is too exhausted to continue, it becomes too dangerous for the responder to continue, EMS arrives, or the casualty starts breathing. If an AED arrives on the scene after CPR has begun, the Responder should try to place the pads on the casualty and turn on the AED without interruptions to CPR as noted above. Use Child AED pads if the casualty is a child under 8 years of age or an infant. Once the prompts are followed and the AED has been used to either shock or not, continue CPR until the AED prompt indicates if any further shocks are advised. Repeat until help arrives.

    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide for under $1!

    CPR is something everyone should know, but is not something you can learn by reading a great article like this, nor with online training. Think about it... do you want someone trying to save your life that "learned CPR" by clicking a mouse? Find out about LIVE CPR Training at your location... check out American CPR Training™

  • C.A.R.E. CPR™ Lifesaving Steps

    Image of two first responder students practicing CPR on a training manikingC.A.R.E. is an easy way to remember the order of lifesaving steps to take in an emergency situation when a casualty is not breathing or her/his heart has stopped. Always call 9-1-1 or activate Emergency Medical Services immediately in a life-threatening emergency. If possible, have another person make the call so that the primary Responder can begin the appropriate CPR steps right away.

    • Compress Chest
    • Airway
    • Rescue Breathing
    • External Defibrillation

    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide for under $1!

    CPR is something everyone should know, but is not something you can learn by reading a great article like this, nor with online training. Think about it... do you want someone trying to save your life that "learned CPR" by clicking a mouse? Find out about LIVE CPR Training at your location... check out American CPR Training™

  • First Aid for Conscious Choking Adults and Children Older Than 1 Year Old

    Image of choking infantChoking can occur when a foreign object, such as food or fluid, blocks the airway. The airway is the passage through which air moves from the nose and mouth through the trachea, or windpipe, and into the lungs.

    • Signs of a severe airway obstruction –
      • Poor air exchange and increasing difficulty breathing, a silent cough, gasping breaths, whistling or wheezing
      • Pale or bluish skin, especially around the mouth (from lack of oxygen)
      • Inability to talk or breathe
      • Universal Sign for choking (the universal and naturally occurring sign for choking is a hand, or hands, around the neck.)

    If the casualty exhibits any of these signs for choking, take the following steps:

    • Prior to providing care for a Conscious Adult, a responder should first obtain consent. This is a very quick and simple procedure.
      • Tell the casualty your name.
      • Tell them you have been trained to assist in First Aid and/or CPR
      • Ask the casualty if he/she wants help: “Can I help you?”
      • Once the casualty indicates that they want your help (usually with an affirmative nod), begin care.
    1. Stand behind the choking adult or child.
    2. Make a fist and place the thumb side of the fist against the casualty’s abdomen, just above the navel and below the ribcage.
    3. Encircle the fist with the other hand and deliver quick inward and upward thrust into the abdomen.
    4. Repeat the thrusts in rapid and forceful sequence until the object is dislodged or until the casualty becomes unconscious.
    5. Thrust should be a firm, inward and upward movement and each thrust should be a separate attempt.
    6. If the casualty loses consciousness, follow steps 1 through 5 below.

    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com
    All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide for under $1!

  • What is CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)?

    Image of student practicing CPR on a training manikinCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is essentially a method to replace the heart and lung function in the event of physical failure or malfunction. CPR is the combination of artificial circulation (giving chest compressions) and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth breathing). Either chest compressions combined with mouth to mouth breathing or chest compressions alone should be performed in a set method immediately when a casualty stops breathing or her/his heart stops. CPR can be performed by trained or untrained persons. Periodic retraining is highly recommended for CPR.

    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com
    All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide for under $1!

    CPR is something everyone should know, but is not something you can learn by reading a great article like this, nor with online training. Think about it... do you want someone trying to save your life that "learned CPR" by clicking a mouse? Find out about LIVE CPR Training at your location... check out American CPR Training™

  • Choking & Airway Obstructions: What to do?

    Image displaying human airwaysImportant! When trying to assist a casualty who is choking by attempting to clear her/his airway, a Responder should be persistent. Don’t give up. A Responder should Call 9-1-1 or contact the Emergency Medical Services (or get someone else to make the call) and continue the following steps without interruption until the obstruction is dislodged or Emergency Medical Personnel arrive and take over.

    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com All Rights Reserved. Get a full copy of the First Aid Guide for under $1!

    Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Choking, varying levels of choking & their respective treatment, and obtaining consent to assist is not something you can learn by reading a great article like this, nor with online training. Think about it... do you want someone trying to save your life that "learned CPR" by clicking a mouse? Find out about LIVE CPR Training at your location... check out American CPR Training™

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