Manikins are also widely used for BLS and ALS and our CPR instructor packages aim to help you cover all CPR related training needs. Basic Life Support refers to the immediate response provided by emergency medical services such as giving first aid, medicines, oxygen, and IV or bringing patients to hospitals. The BLS is primarily for patients who do not need cardiac monitoring and support. EMS staff usually assists patients with fractured lower extremities, psychiatric cases, and those who need to be transported to nursing facilities or sub-acute care clinics.
On the other hand, Advanced Life Support includes several life saving skills and procedures that go beyond the basic protocol. ALS covers circulation, provides open airways and adequate breathing.
Adult CPR manikins are fitted with light indicators capable of monitoring continuously performance and progress of students. The light shows automatically if the position of the trainee while administering CPR is correct or incorrect. At the same time, it signals whether students blow the right amount of air into the CPR manikin in CPR training. This manikin is equipped with a printing and audio prompt mechanism.
Child and infant manikins (along with adult models) are made specifically for artificial respiration and cardiac (chest) compression. The neonatal and nursing variety is utilized for multiple purposes and appropriate for nurses assigned in pediatric wards. Nurses are taught how to change diapers and infant clothes; apply bandages; mouth care; and, hot as well as cold therapies. Likewise, the manikin serves as simulation tool for intravenous injections in the scalp and arms, care for the umbilical cord; CPR procedures; gastric intubation; and, bone marrow perforation.