WASHINGTON – The American Heart Association announced today the release of a new line of CPR mannequins, designed to more accurately reflect the appearance of everyday Americans.
“Part of our mission has always been to educate the public so that the life-saving practice of CPR can be practiced as frequently and effectively as possible,” explained Dr. Bostitch, who designed the mannequins.
“These new CPR models will allow trainees to be prepared for the types of patients they’re most likely to see in the field,” he continued.
The mannequins themselves are significantly larger in size, with more pliable, doughy skin and thicker subcutaneous tissues, and are much more difficult to compress using the standard CPR technique.
Other features that have been incorporated into the models are ketchup stains around the mouth, pre-recorded screams from passerbys, and cigarette-smoke-scented plastic.
At press time, Dr. Bostitch could not be reached for comment as he was reportedly retrieving an AED.
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