CPR Prompt Manikins Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the manikins made of?
The manikin torso is made of durable, commercial grade foam treated with DURACOAT™ (vinyl coating). The heads are made of a dishwasher safe plastic.
2. How durable are CPR Prompt Professional Manikins?
The torso of a CPR Prompt manikin is made of a tough, yet soft foam-based construction, treated with a DURACOAT™ smooth skin-like finish (vinyl coating) to provide years of satisfied service.
- An independent lab tested our manikins with a test fixture designed to simulate chest compressions. The results showed that CPR Prompt manikins could withstand the equivalent of 10,000 student usages, with minimal sign of wear and tear.
- DURACOAT™ is very chemical resistant to many common liquids and cleaners.
- The DURACOAT™ finish also provides a tough enough surface to withstand the repeated use of AED trainer pads.
- We also back all of our products with a one-year warranty.
3. How does CPR Prompt’s one-year warranties compare to their competitors?
Most of them are one-year! In addition, CPR Prompt offers replacement parts, including the torso, at reasonable prices.
4. Where can I buy replacement parts for my manikins?
Replacement parts can be purchased from any CPR Prompt distributor.
5. Are CPR Prompt Manikins LATEX free?
Yes. CPR Prompt adult/child and infant manikins are 100% latex free.
6. Can multiple students use the same airway?
CPR Prompt’s airways are designed for single users. However, students can share the same airway if they each have their own separate barrier device.
7. What face shields / barrier devices work with CPR Prompt Manikins?
CPR Prompt manikins work with a number of well-known barrier devices.
- Laerdal disposable face shields
- Laerdal pocket mask
- CPR Micro mask
- Ambu Single-Patient Use Resuscitator (bag/valve mask style)
8. What effect would extremely warm temperatures have on the manikins? Would coated bodies have a tendency to stick together when they come in contact, such as in the training packs?
The manikins will not stick to each other, even when stored in very warm temperatures. The coating is “block resistant” (i.e. resists adhering to other coated objects) up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm temperatures will not damage the bellows or other manikin parts.
9. What effect would very cold temperatures have on the manikins?
The recommended temperature range for usage of CPR Prompt manikins is from 40 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If the manikins were exposed to very cold temperatures, they would not be damaged, however the chest compression piston will be stiffer until it warms up.
10. Can CPR Prompt Mankin heads be autoclaved?
Autoclave is a steam based sterilization method, widely used in hospitals, in which the typical temperatures range from 240 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Theoretically, the plastic formulation used in our manikin heads should be able to withstand autoclave temperatures. CPR Prompt has not conducted this test yet.
If a hospital would like to autoclave heads, CPR Prompt will provide two, free head samples for an autoclave test, prior to the hospital deciding to buy.
11. What is the volume of air in the CPR Prompt Manikin head? And lung bag? How does CPR Prompt compare to other manikins?
Different makes of manikins have different size lung bags and head designs. According to the American Heart Association, the important criteria is that a manikin show “realistic chest movement when adequate ventilation is provided by mouth or nose.” The CPR Prompt Manikins are designed to do this.
12. How do you clean the TPAK bags if they get dirty?
Bags should be hand-washed in cold water and air-dried.