AED Support Kit
As a way to save time and perform more efficiently in the field, Bound Tree Medical offers its AED Support Kit. The kit includes a prep razor, one pair of large nitrile powder-free 9" gloves, a face shield, two 13" x 19" hand towels, two PAWS antimicrobial hand wipes, bandage scissors and a 7–10-gallon biohazard bag, all packaged in a zippered Cordura case with a clear vinyl window. For more information, call 800/533-0523.
Simulaids’ line of CPR manikins includes Brad (an adult model), Kyle (3 yrs.), Kevin (6–9 mos.) and Kim (newborn). Economically priced and designed for instruction, these manikins feature lightweight, rugged foam-filled bodies, personal-use channel mouth/nose pieces for each student, and disposable airways with nonrebreathing valves. A soft carry bag is included. Call 800/431-4310, or visit www.simulaids.com.
AED Trainer Packs
Armstrong Medical introduces the Actar AED Trainer, available in five- and 10-packs to allow multiple students to practice AED training scenarios simultaneously. This both reduces time spent in class and gives students more hands-on training, leading to greater skill and confidence. Students simply follow prompts from the included audio CDs or a conventional AED trainer. The CDs include eight American Heart Association and four American Red Cross scenarios. All scenarios can be practiced for manual or automated defibrillation. Call 800/323-4220, or visit www.armstrongmedical.com.
Lifepak Mounting Brackets
In the case of an accident or sudden stop, your defibrillator could become a dangerous projectile. TMS Medical Technologies offers wall and shelf mounting brackets for the Lifepak 12 AED. These brackets’ steel construction assures security, even in a 12G rollover. Both units feature one-handed quick-release operation. Wall mounts can swivel up to 40° for enhanced viewing. For more information, call 800/374-9798, or visit www.tmsmedtec.com.
AED/CPR Instructor Support
The AED Instructor Foundation supports and assists CPR/AED instructors in preparing their communities and workplaces to provide on-site initial emergency medical care. The Foundation-provides formal instructor Affiliates with free resources,-inexpensive seminars and access to a new low-cost AED (under $1,000) specifically designed for infrequent responders. Membership is free and open to anyone engaged in initial life-support training. Qualified instructors can become Affiliates through the Foundation’s website, www.aedif.org.
For preparing students for emergency situations, Nasco offers the Life/form AED Trainer. Instructors simply push a button to set the sequence of events that will help students learn the appropriate steps to follow in both “shock” and “no shock” situations. The instructor can select from eight AHA-recommended training scenarios. The Life/form is lightweight, compact and comes with reusable pads and electrode sets, a 9V battery and a user’s manual (with optional preplanned simulations). For more information or a free healthcare educational materials catalog, call 800/558-9595, or visit www.eNASCO.com.
Pinnacle Technology’s Tutor XII Advanced is a microprocessor-based system that uses actual patient data, which is digitally stored and grouped into 10 families with a selection of scenarios in each. It is programmable, allowing instructors to create their own scenarios. The unit comes equipped with a remote controller, LCD display that shows the family and scenario currently playing, sound amplifier, breath-sound module, two sounders, two pressure display cables, an AC adapter and a carrying case. For more information, call 800/345-5123, ext. 113, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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