How One Should Handle CPR Manikins With Care
CPR manikins used in basic CPR training offers all the essential features necessary to save lives without hurting the victim. CPR manikins are specially made to mimic the real-life human body, including the internal system and weight so as to give trainees the accuracy when administering CPR to a victim. A typical CPR manikin is equipped with features like replaceable airways, removable faces, and an audible clicker for the correct compression pressure, along with a compression spring for consistent resistance.
The torso of CPR manikins is made of lightweight tough but soft foam-based material covered with a skin-like finish to make it realistic. During manufacture, the product undergo thorough laboratory test to ensure that the design realistically stimulate the human body and its compression mechanism is precisely close to that of the human being.
The use of CPR manikins during training provides effective education as its essential features provides real-life simulations for trainees. Like a real person, their anatomical landmarks effectively acquaint trainees of defibrillation and CPR techniques with accuracy. Moreover, the CPR manikins are very lightweight and easy to carry from one place to another, making on-site AED trainings anytime possible.
Utmost care must be observed always when handling and storing the CPR manikins. To keep the manikins in perfect condition, it is always necessary to clean them before and after using. Here’s how to safely clean your CPR manikins:
First, separate the manikins from the other paraphernalia around and set those things aside. Then, using soapy warm water and a soft bristled brush, scrub the manikin softly to avoid skinning off the natural coat. Rinse the manikin with fresh water afterward. Sometimes, you may have to soak the CPR manikins in a bleach solution for 10 minutes.
Dry the manikins with a soft cloth and cleanse it thoroughly with alcohol particularly on the mouth area to ensure that they are free from fungal or bacterial growth. Slid the CPR manikins back to their storage bags and store them carefully on their proper position in a cabinet.