The number of deaths due to poor knowledge of first aid is very important. Indeed, according to a press release from the Red Cross * published on July 2, 2019, one in two households is affected each year by a domestic accident, every 10 minutes in France, a person dies from a cardiac arrest. The PSC1 training, which lasts only 8 hours, would allow the French to save many victims of life accidents.
It is therefore to respond to this problem that the treatment manikins have been created.
The training manikin is an educational tool widely used during the training of professionals in first aid. It allows to learn many first aid gestures but also more advanced gestures like those of medicine.
The different training models
Many health professionals such as firefighters, nurses, midwives, paramedics are trained on training dummies during their studies and training. It is also possible for individuals to undergo first aid training to be effective during an emergency situation.
The models come in several forms and in several characteristics:
- Whole body
- torso alone
- Skin color
These different parameters make it possible to resemble the human body as much as possible and to have the characteristics necessary for cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Models can receive make-up to simulate injuries and wounds to look more real. New technologies allow dummies to be connected.
The treatment manikins are designed to best resemble a human body, they take the shape of a baby like our baby care manikin BA78 ERLER ZIMMER, but also of a child or an adult. Weight can also be a criterion. This diversity of criteria is justified by the different cases to be treated. Anyone can have an accident, so it’s best to train on multiple models. They can be designed with articulated legs and arms. The mannequins are used regularly and repeatedly, so they are very robust. they are made of latex, PVC and silicone for the bones.
These treatment manikins are useful for training medical students and teaching them the right moves. They allow students to get used to performing care gestures like washing, dressing, sitting, treating wounds. These trainings on nursing mannequins allow healthcare professionals to perform better in the field and save more lives.
You can find all of our models in our nursing mannequins category.
First aid treatment manikin
The first aid care bring together the different techniques of care provided to people who are victims of an accident or have health problems. The objective is to keep them alive while waiting for reinforcements: firefighters, paramedics …
Knowing the first aid gestures is essential and allows you to act more quickly when faced with an emergency situation. It is advisable to update your knowledge regularly to be as efficient as possible in the field. The mannequins used during first aid allow cardiac and mouth-to-mouth massages. These are the two most common exercises.
On some models we can have indicator lights on the left shoulder to indicate the optimal compression rate as on our model adult prestan R19100 ERLER ZIMMER. This model is designed with a color code from red to green to know the optimal compression rate.
To train in risky rescue missions like a snow collapse, a road accident or a smoky room, there are rescue mannequins like our child model 121 CM / 7.25 KG W44515 3B SCIENTIFIC.
For more models, see our category of first aid care manikins.
There are also specific models for suitable sectors such as geriatric care manikins.
Geriatric care manikin
A geriatric care manikin is useful for training people who wish to specialize in the geriatrics sector such as nursing assistants, nurses and carers. These dummies allow medical students to practice caring for and examining elderly patients.
These mannequins can be used in hospitals, retirement homes but also in dedicated training centers. The specificity of these models is that they are very realistic. They reproduce all the natural positions of the body, have wrinkles, folds, moles, hair … The models are worked in detail to offer an experience faithful to reality.
Many treatments are possible on our model of geriatric care model W44077 :
– prostate examination (stage B)
– ostomy care (ileostomy and colostomy: enema and aspiration)
– tracheostomy care (enema and suction)
– placement of nasogastric tubes
– mouth and nose bath, artificial feeding (stomach tube) and aspiration
– smear and douching
– intramuscular injection (arms, thighs, buttocks)
– oral hygiene (removable upper and lower dentures)
– eye wash
– toilet in bed, hair care (washing, combing)
– put to bed and change clothes
– ear washing and fitting of a hearing aid
– bandaging and dressing (including fingers and toes)
The health simulation is an educational method that improves the skills and self-confidence of health professionals. For better training, we also offer a unique geriatrics arm model which allows you to reproduce veins that roll or disappear when you try to catheterize the vessel. This model also has very thin skin.
Find all our models in the geriatric care mannequin category on our website.
* Find the entire Red Cross press release.
To conclude, if you want to train in first aid, know that the Red Cross organizes “Summer that saves” sessions every summer.
This training was created to introduce as many people as possible to life-saving actions. To teach them to anticipate, avoid dangers and know how to react and practice good gestures. In this training you can find the Initiation to Risk Reduction (IRR) in order to prepare for the risk of accidents, the Initiation to First Aid to know the gestures to be carried out while waiting for help to arrive.
For children, there is also an Initiation to First Aid called “IPS young audience”. There is also one for people with disabilities called “otherwise capable”.
There are also other training courses which have been adapted to respecting barrier gestures throughout the year on the same themes. You can register via the form on the Red Cross website.