Spring Clean your CPR Training Equipment
The arrival of spring, presents an opportune time to give your CPR training equipment a thorough cleaning to ensure it stays in good condition for the year ahead.
Why Clean Your CPR Training Equipment?
Regular cleaning of CPR training equipment is crucial to support durability, appearance, and safety. Dust and dirt can cause problems with moving parts, and clean equipment ensures those with allergies or sensitivities stay safe during training sessions.
Cleaning during CPR training session
If a manikin face is shared, it must be cleaned carefully with Manikin Wipes after each use by:
- Rubbing the mouth and nose vigorously.
- Wrapping the wipe over the mouth and nose.
- Keeping it in place for 30 seconds.
- Drying the face with a clean paper towel.
Cleaning equipment after CPR training sessions
Airways and lungs are intended for single use only and should be disposed of after each training session, especially after mouth-to-mouth ventilation. There are multiple quantities of Replacement Airways and Lungs available.
Wipe the skin with a moist cloth to remove stains. Use a dry, clean cloth for skins with electrodes or bonded patches (as moisture could harm the attached components).
The manikin clothing is cleanable by machine washing at 40 °C - for more details, see the care label. A fabric body, such as a Baby Anne, should only be cleaned with a moist cloth and, if necessary, a mild detergent.
Faces are removable, and face connectors detachable - these should be submerged for 20 minutes in a mild soap solution and then rinsed with water. Ensure thorough drying before reattaching the parts and storing them in the transportation bags.
Tips to spring clean your CPR training equipment
Regularly clean your kit with warm soapy water or rubbing alcohol and replace damaged parts. We have a broad range of Laerdal Manikin Replacement Parts and Accessories should you need to repair or replace any items.
Laerdal QCPR Manikin Upgrade Kits
Why keep your old manikins?
Keeping your old manikins is beneficial because it saves you money, and you can upgrade them with parts from RLSS UK Shop to make them QCPR compatible. The more practice learners can get with your training kit, the better prepared they will be for real-world situations.
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your CPR training equipment are vital to avoid unpleasant smells, mould, or mildew and to ensure the equipment is safe and reliable for all training sessions. Check out our Bundle Deals to help save you money during this spring clean.
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