January 30, 2019
American CPR Training® reminds Instructors that the American Heart Association’s new requirements for CPR training courses using CPR feedback devices are effective in just two weeks.
The American Heart Association published 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". Also, the American Red Cross published a statement that they “will incorporate CPR feedback devices in all classes delivered directly by the American Red Cross and recommend CPR feedback device usage for all training partners”. To comply with the new course requirement, feedback devices must, at minimum, measure and provide real-time audio feedback and/or visual feedback on compression rate and depth. Other national training organizations (American CPR Training™, etc.) have not yet implemented these requirements for instructors, however, it is likely that the 2020 ILCOR/ECC guidelines will include this requirement in which case all compliant CPR Training organizations in the US will add this to their instructor guidelines.
American Heart Association Requirements:
• Chest compressions are delivered at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute and at a depth of at least two inches.
• Feedback devices must, at a minimum, measure and provide real-time audio and/or visual feedback on compression rate and depth.
• Although chest recoil and proper hand placement is noted in the announcement, it is NOT part of the compliance with the directive.
Prestan Professional CPR Manikins with CPR feedback meet the new requirements!
Prestan evaluated their Manikin products in light of the American Heart Association statements and have determined that Prestan Professional Adult CPR/AED Training Manikins with Monitor meet all of the requirements as stated by the American Heart Association.
Prestan’s Professional Adult CPR/AED Training Manikin with Monitor provides real-time visual feedback with lights in the shoulder area of the manikin that builds student confidence by providing feedback rates in steps. Then, when compressions are 100 to 120 per minute, two green lights appear. If the upper limit of 120 compressions per minute is exceeded, a yellow flashing light will flash on and off. Prestan’s Professional Adult CPR/AED Training Manikin with Monitor also provides real-time audio feedback with a clicker mechanism that emits a loud ‘click’ sound when the torso is compressed to a depth of at least 2 inches.
The American Heart Association has not set requirements for Child manikins nor Infant manikins yet – although Prestan’s Professional Child CPR/AED Training Manikins with Monitors and Prestan’s Professional Infant CPR/AED Training Manikins with Monitors provide the same comprehensive feedback mechanism desired by instructors worldwide.
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About Prestan Manikins
Prestan Manikins offer full compliance with the new requirements at affordable pricing (Under $150 for a complete Adult Manikin with Feedback Monitor) where other manikins require expensive ($300+ per manikin) external adapter to upgrade to current standards/requirements. Prestan Manikins can be ordered on Amazon (Prime 2 day available) or with free shipping and free extra/bonus items at AmericanCPR.com
About American CPR Training®
American CPR Training® was founded in 1993 to provide live, onsite CPR & First Aid Training at ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™ - Decades later, American CPR™ has thousands of Instructor nationwide – and spanning the globe, making lifesaving training fun and affordable for businesses that require safety training and any group interested in learning how to save lives. 1 out of every 2,000 Americans has now learned how to make their workplace or community safer through American CPR™ bystander rescue skills.