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At Oahu CPR Training we believe that the equipment that you are trained with makes a big difference in the quality of the training you receive, and what you will take away from the course afterward. The more realistic the training, the more of an impact the training is going to make on you making it easier for you to respond appropriately in an actual emergency situation. This is why we use techniques, equipment and manikins that are as realistic as possible in our classes.


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In order to save money many other companies use cheap training manikins like the blue one shown below that utilize a simple piece of plastic folded over a spring. These cheap manikins cannot realistically train the student to effectively deliver adequate CPR compressions and rescue breaths.


What exactly is this supposed to be a realistic representation of anyway? It reminds me of someone wearing an armored chest plate from a B-rated science-fiction television show from back in the 80’s, or perhaps a Laser Tag targeting vest. In no way does this type of cheap manikin realistically portray the human body.


To properly be able to perform CPR compressions you must be able to quickly locate and identify critical anatomical landmarks on the torso of the body for correct hand placement. A piece of hard plastic folded over a spring will not teach this. One of the important anatomical markers that you need to be able to identify is the person’s breastbone or sternum. Can you find the lower half of the sternum on this blue manikin? I will give you a hint, it’s not there. The student would have to “guess” exactly where the sternum is, causing confusion and poor instruction, which will lead to poor performance in an emergency situation.


We utilize realistic training manikins from manufacturers like LifeForm, Simulaids and Laerdal Medical, costing us up to $5,000.00 each that feature skins that look and feel life-like, have anatomically correct airways that teach proper airway management techniques, realistic jaws that can be used to teach either the “head-tilt chin-lift” or “jaw thrust” techniques for opening the airway, a realistic nose that must be pinched closed to deliver effective mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths, etc.


We have also added several brand new Resusci® Anne QCPR® AED and Resusci® Baby QCPR® AED computerized manikins with wireless wi-fi and bluetooth connectivity that we are now utilizing in our Basic Life Support classes for those working in the healthcare industry.













These new computerized manikins aid in effective learning with immediate feedback to the students as they are practicing CPR and AED skills.


They also ensure the highest quality CPR skills are being demonstrated by the students during testing by catching very subtle mistakes that an instructor may otherwise not catch but which could negatively impact patient outcome.


Evidence supports using feedback during CPR training improves both skill acquisition and retention. Real-time feedback enhances performance both during training and debriefing after. Simply put, when you know better, you do better.



Because performing CPR compressions on an obese person is quite different than performing CPR on a smaller framed individual, practicing CPR techniques on a “skinny” CPR manikin does not adequately prepare an individual to perform CPR on an “average” adult American.


This is especially true here in Hawaii where the obesity rate currently is almost 24% of the population of the state.


For this reason we have added several Bariatric CPR Manikins fondly nick-named “Fat Old Fred” to our equipment inventory. This unique manikin helps to prepare students to respond to a more typical cardiac arrest event with a victim who is elderly and overweight. Features: elderly physical appearance, large body type with extra “fat” layer, realistic head tilt and chin lift for opening the airway, and palpable and visual anatomical landmarks, including the sternum, rib cage, and both the substernal and suprasternal notches.


For AED training we do not use the cheap generic trainers that other instructors try to use for their classes. These cheap generic trainers look and feel nothing like a real AED so they do not adequately teach a person to use a real AED.


We utilize AED trainers that look and act exactly as the real AED units they represent. They are manufactured either by or for the AED manufacturers so they are very realistic. The only thing they will not do that a real one will do is deliver a shock.


We have added Philips FRx, FR2, FR3, and HS-1 Onsite training units, Zoll AED Plus training units, Physio-Control LifePak CR-T and LifePak 500-T training units, and HeartSine samaritan 350P and the brand new samaritan 400P training units. Many of our AED trainers also have remote controls so that the instructor can alter the training during a session and vary the scenario to make the training even more realistic.


If we know what type of AED a company uses at their location we will use that specific AED trainer to teach their employees, giving them the most realistic training possible on equipment that looks and feels exactly like the equipment that they will actually be using in an emergency.


We have invested thousands of dollars in our manikins and training equipment to provide you with the most realistic training possible so that when an actual emergency happens, you will be prepared and know exactly what to do to handle the situation.


We also do not believe in having students share unsanitary manikins that everyone else has been drooling all over all day. At Oahu CPR Training we try to always have every student  practice with their own manikin. Along with this being more sanitary, it also provides you with more practice time to learn the life-saving skills properly.


All manikins used in our CPR courses comply with the newest American Heart Association 2010 guidelines for CPR training manikins.


Come experience for yourself what a difference using the right equipment can make in the quality of your training. Register for a class today by visiting our Class Schedule.



 

 
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