Advanced CPR manikins are equipped of course with better features. These manikins have live monitors or feedback mechanisms for CPR that point out chest compression with correct depth and rate. Another feature enables positive reinforcement and provides the student with additional confidence. Advanced manikins are made with human-life skin which provides more authenticity to the emergency situation.
However, this simulation equipment is more expensive compared to basic CPR manikins although instructors of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation say the price justifies outcomes. Other sophisticated attributes are full bodies, computer interface, intubation (insertion of tubes in windpipes), and airway management. These were designed particularly for the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and providers of Advanced Life Support (ALS).
Basic and advanced CPR manikins come in adult, child, infant, and adult/child models. Some are manufactured based on ages like six months, three years, six years, and more. Certain manikins have different skin colors. The question now is how to select the ideal CPR manikin. Choices are made according to requirements, features and spending budget.