April 14, 2017 4 min read

Quality Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is essential. Rescuers must realize that time and immediate response are both crucial to the survival of patients who suffered from unexpected cardiac arrest or heart attacks. Quality CPR complemented by immediate defibrillation is necessary to improve the chances of survival.

Chest Compression

Guidelines in cardiovascular care state that victims of cardiac arrest (especially grown-ups) require chest compressions with rates of at least 100 per minutes to 120 per minutes. The matter of monitoring emphasizes the value of CPR manikins with CPR monitors.

This led to numerous arguments regarding training techniques and aids along with compression rates. For example, metronomes are set by manufacturers at a pre-determined rate. The metronome is used to provide guidance as chest compressions are performed. It helps maintain consistent heartbeats. If the metronome is set at 100 beats per minute, CPR students will find out they are pressing very slowly but they cannot determine if their compressions are too fast. On the contrary, they will find out if their compressions are too fast but will not know if their compressions are too sluggish if the device is set at 120 per minute.

Efficient Monitors

It is therefore essential to opt for efficiency or look for the best CPR manikins with CPR monitors in the market. For example, there is a product called Blue Rate Monitor for adult CPR manikins from Prestan that displays various colored lights based on the speed of trainees performing chest compressions.

  • The 0-59 compression rates per minute show a red light.
  • The 60-79 compression rates per minute show a yellow light which is too slow.
  • The 80-99 compression rates per minute show a green light is practically fast enough.
  • The 110-119 compression rates per minute shows 2 green lights which is said to be the appropriate rate.
  • Anything which shows 2 green lights and flashes a yellow light means the rate is too fast.

This system provides learners with prompt feedback regarding their chest compression rates. In short, they will know immediately if it is necessary to adjust their speed in real time.

Advantages and Features

In performing CPR manikins with CPR monitors provide students and instructors alike with instantaneous feedback. Moreover, these are lifelike manikins which are more acceptable to both parties. The clamshell design is portable, easy to carry around and quick to install. Face shield and lung bags are secured so there are no chances these will slip.

Meanwhile, the face and head tilt augments the CPR learning experience and educates trainees on how to open the airway during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The clicker mechanism boosts confidence of students in applying the sufficient number of adequate compressions. This product has a weight of 6.5lbs and measures 14" x 7" x 23". It looks lifelike more than any other adult manikins in the market.

Another model, the Professional Infant (CPR and AED) Training Manikin Also with CPR monitor comes with instruction guideline, nylon case for carrying and 10 child face and shield lung bags. These economical CPR manikins with CPR monitors are available in individual packs or multi-packs for training. It is also designed as clamshell with easy to insert face-shield lung bag.

The Professional Jaw Thrust Manikin Head is a one of a kind implement that instructions can use to teach their students the Jaw Thrust Maneuver. Said first-aid technique and medical procedure prevents the tongue from blocking the upper air passage. In fact, it appears and feels like the adult manikin’s head and capable of fitting into the chest of the original adult dummy.

The basic difference between the two heads is found under the face on both left and right sides of the jaw bone where the teeth are set. The manikin enables students to perform the jaw thrust maneuver accurately. Likewise, it familiarizes students regarding the proper way of grasping the lower jaw and lifting it with both hands. This is considered the safest method of opening the victim’s airway if he or she has possible head, neck or spinal injury. It is accomplished with minimal neck movement. The jaw thrust head can be bought separately.

Accessories consist of the following:

  • One Adult Jaw Thrust Manikin
  • One unit of CPR monitor (with two AA-size batteries)
  • 10 Face Shield Lung Bags
  • Printed Instructions
  • One carry bag made of nylon material

See-Through Technology in CPR

After understanding the importance of CPR manikins with CPR monitors, it is worth learning this new See-Through CPR Technology. This has the capacity of filtering out the compression artifact on ECG monitors so responders can see the basic heart rhythm during conduct of CPR. It also reduces duration of pauses in chest compressions.

How does this technique work?

The ECG signal processing removes the CPR object from the Electro-Cardiogram.

One of the major recommendations by the American Heart Association in 2015 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care is to keep interruptions in CPR at a minimum. One of the common reasons for such disruptions is stopping the CPR to find out if an organized rhythm developed. With this See-Through technology in CPR, emergency responders are not compelled to stop over and over again for a rhythm check. The filtered signal is displayed on the screen to make things less complicated.

Meanwhile, the defibrillator technology assists professional responders in evaluating heart rhythm of patients while non-stop CPR is in progress. They can monitor heart rhythm to establish the right time to assess or stop CPR and check the ECG.

With the advent of CPR manikins with CPR monitors and these contemporary technologies, training for CPR and other life support mechanisms will surely improve further.

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