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Paediatric life support and CPR baby manikins

Whether basic life support or advanced life support, it’s vital to be able to give essential treatment to children, babies and infants.

Our paediatric life support training aids and CPR manikins will teach doctors, nurses, paramedics, first aiders and emergency responders to assess, diagnose and treat young people.

Click on the links below to learn more about our collection of paediatric life support learning tools, including a comprehensive range of CPR baby, infant and child manikins.

Frequently Asked Questions

A manikin is a human model that is used in life support training scenarios. It can be jointed, weighted and is anatomically correct, making it the next best thing to learn on after a person.

A paediatric manikin allows students to learn techniques on a child, infant or baby. As a younger person will react differently to treatment and medication than an adult, this manikin lets learners treat specific illnesses and injuries in young children.

Manikins come in a variety of complexities. Basic models let you carry out one function, for example, the Baby Buddy which enables you to practice CPR techniques. More advanced models allow you to carry out a more comprehensive range of life support techniques, such as the Child or Infant CRiSis Manikin.

All our paediatric manikins are easy to clean and hard-wearing. They all come with a wide range of accessories, as well as replacement parts to ensure your manikin can be used in the years to come.

As well as infants and babies, we also supply the Micro Preemie Simulator, a manikin based on a 25-week-old premature baby (or neonate).

Basic life support (BLS) is medical care given to an injured or ill person that will keep them safe until they can be taken to a hospital. It can be carried out by doctors, nurses, paramedics, emergency responders and first-aiders.

Examples of circumstances where basic life support can be used include choking, anaphylactic shock, choking or drowning.

Advanced life support (ALS) is the next step up from basic life support. It is used by doctors, nurses and paramedics to stabilise critically ill and injured patients and increase the odds of survival. Advanced life support is generally carried out in a hospital; however it can be carried out at the scene of an emergency if needed.

Examples of circumstances where advanced life support can be used include strokes, heart attacks (myocardial infarction), cardiac arrest and poisoning. Techniques used to stabilise patients are more invasive than basic life support and include catheterisation and intubation.

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and it is a vital element of both basic and advanced life support training. CPR uses chest compressions and rescue breaths to keep blood flowing to the brain and heart, helping to keep a patient stable and improve the chances of survival.

Manikins are commonly used to practice CPR, as it is dangerous to carry out compressions and breaths on someone that is conscious. An infant or baby manikin can help first-aiders and medical students refine their CPR skills in a safe environment.

As well as paediatric manikins, we supply a wide range of manikins of all shapes and sizes, including adult, bariatric (obese) and animal manikins.

We’re the leading supplier of paediatric CPR manikins in the market, supplying a wide range of basic and advanced life support training products across the UK.
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