Imagine the common Joe or Jane walking down the street. Suddenly, one of the anonymous passers-by keels over. Joe/Jane will probably freak out, which would be bad. Ensuring that people take the proper steps instead of freezing up or going crazy when a sudden medical emergency occurs is one of the important benefits of a first aid / CPR class. CPR instructors of the world: we applaud you!
As a CPR instructor, you understand that making demonstrations & practice sessions as realistic as possible is key. It is therefore important that you choose the right cpr manikin.
There are cpr manikins representing a whole slew of situations, age groups & body types. There are even electronic / mechanical manikins that are able to simulate dynamic situations and that can be adjusted to suit the desired situation.
In a future article we will discuss the pros & cons of different manikin types & brands.