How many of you as parents have actually equipped yourselves with the necessary skills to save a choking child? There is no end to learning in life, and being a parent opens you up to a whole new world of responsibility, where knowing how to perform the Heimlich maneuver is definitely part of the syllabus. For those who require hours of practice before perfecting a skill, the CPR Teddy is the perfect device to have at home. While it looks like a fairly ordinary teddy bear at first glance, the CPR Teddy comes with squeezable paws that activate voice prompts which walk you through various procedures verbally in Choking Rescue and Infant or Child CPR courses.
Learning always works best in a fun environment, and the CPR Teddy definitely provides that as it makes it easy and fun to practice vital CPR and Choking Rescue steps, slowly but surely building up your confidence when dealing with an emergency. Take note that the CPR Teddy is not meants to be a replacement for CPR classes, as it is more of a practice tool to have handy at home. It is highly advisable for those who have gone through the CPR class to take annual renewal classes to keep their knowledge updated. Some of the CPR Teddy’s features include: –
* Squeeze the left paw to practice child (1-8 years) choking rescue and CPR skills
* Squeeze the right paw to practice infant (birth to 1 year) choking rescue and CPR skills
* For both infant and child, a voice quickly reviews what to do if the infant or child is choking and then what to do if the infant or child loses consciousness. Following this quick review, the voice prompts the user through a one-minute practice session of his or her CPR skills.
* To practice rescue breathing, slip the breathing mask over the bear’s nose. Open the pocket in the bear’s chest, and insert the air bag into the pocket. When prompted to give a breath, blow on the breathing mask enough to see the bear’s chest rise.
* A metronome beeps in the background to set the pace for chest compressions
* A voice prompts you to “Press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 . . . 30. Give breath.” for five cycles or about 2 minutes.
* As you press the red heart on the bear’s chest (which on an infant or child would be located between the nipples), a green light in the bowtie indicates that you are pressing the correct depth. A red light means you are pressing too hard.
* After about 2 minutes of practice, the voice will prompt you to call 911 and continue CPR.