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The Top 10 Things You May Not Know About the Little QCPR Manikins

Did you know that for more than 50 years, Laerdal Medical has been dedicated to supporting the advancement of Resuscitation Science? 

The Little QCPR manikins are more than just manikins. They are the best-in-class solution for CPR training packed with real-time, multi-manikin QCPR feedback technology, gamifying features, life-like anatomy, and debriefing functionality to motivate learning to go from “passed” to perfection! 

1. The Little QCPR Manikins come in both light and dark skin tones to represent diversity.

Did you know that in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest situations, Black children are half as likely to receive CPR from bystanders than White children? A nationwide study found that Black and Hispanic individuals were 41% less likely than White individuals to receive CPR when suffering cardiac arrest in public1. According to Paul S. Chan, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, implicit or explicit bias could also factor into bystanders' willingness to assist people of color2 - so it is important for images and manikins used in CPR training to reflect a diversity of racial groups. Even though bystanders were present in all cases, data showed CPR was attempted less than half the time3.

Moreover, women are less likely to get help when experiencing a cardiac arrest. A 2018 study found 45% of men received bystander CPR while only 39% of women did. Men had 23% higher odds of survival than women4. Read more on the reasons why here.

Little Anne QCPR, Little Junior QCPR and Little Baby QCPR represent female, male and gender neutral patients respectively.

2. You can upgrade your Little Anne & Little Junior to QCPR Technology to become AHA or H&S guideline compliant.

Do you have a Little Anne or Little Junior that isn’t yet upgraded to QCPR technology? All existing Little Anne manikins manufactured after February 8th, 1999, can be upgraded to Little Anne QCPR. 

How do I know if I have a Little Anne manufactured after February 1999? Find Out Here.

All existing Little Junior manikins can be upgraded to Little Junior QCPR.


3. You can train for all age groups with one bundle called the Little Family QCPR.

The 3 Little QCPR Products (Adult, Child, Infant) come in a Family pack: Little Family QCPR.

This is a convenient package of age-specific CPR training manikins with a carry case for ease of transport and storage. All 3 work with the latest QCPR feedback technology and are offered in dark or light skin tones. 


4. The Little QCPR manikins go above and beyond the AHA Guidelines, for ease-of-mind training and certification.

On October 21, 2020, the American Heart Association published the 2020 Guidelines for CPR & ECC. At a minimum, the device must provide real-time audio feedback or visual feedback (or both) on compression rate, and depth. The Heart & Stroke foundation, in Canada, followed suit in February 2021.

The Little QCPR manikins provide feedback on the following:

  • Compression depth
  • Compression rate
  • Incomplete release
  • Compression per cycle
  • Chest compression fraction (flow fraction)
  • Ventilation volume
  • Ventilation rate
  • Number of pre-ventilations
  • Inspiration time in pre-ventilations 

5. Get QCPR real-time feedback in more ways than one.


Use the QCPR Training App on your iPhone or Android device(s)

The QCPR Training app can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play store. The QCPR Training App is compatible with Android version 7+ and iOS version 11+. 

Find out more on the mobile device specification details here.



Plug & Play SkillGuide Device

The SkillGuide is a plug & play solution that provides the ability to measure and track the same CPR skills measured with the mobile apps. 


For optimal use, the QCPR Training App is used by the instructor to oversee up to 6 learners, while the SkillGuide is used for each learner's self-monitoring of their QCPR skills.

6. You can monitor your students simultaneously by connecting up to 6 manikins with the QCPR Training App and up to 42 with the QCPR Classroom app.

Depending on your class size and objectives, you can connect different numbers of manikins to the different applications using the manikin’s Bluetooth feature. 


7. You can change the language of the QCPR app(s) yourself.

If you are looking to change the language of the QCPR app(s), you simply need to change your phone's language settings. The app will reflect the language your phone is set in. 

8. Engaging your learners can be a tough task. Do it with ease using the QCPR Apps with Race Mode!

What is race mode, you ask? This is a feature you can activate on either the QCPR Training app (max 6 racers) or the QCPR Classroom app (max 12 racers), which allows your learners to put their CPR skills to the test in a face-off style race using QCPR technology. 

Amp up the competition between your learners to increase engagement, skills proficiency, and retention.

9. The Little Baby QCPR has a choking infant feature

What is the choking infant feature? The Little Baby QCPR has a unique characteristic that differentiates itself from the other Littles and infant CPR manikins.

Choking is one of the biggest reasons for cardiac arrest in infants. With the Little Baby QCPR, you allow learners to practice the not-so-gentle touch (otherwise knowns as back blows) to see what it takes to remove airway obstructions.


The QCPR Training App offers an audible cry functionality. When performed correctly, the removal of the simulated “foreign body” via back blows and compressions, will induce an audible cry by the Little Baby QCPR to provide audible feedback to the learner. 

In the settings of the QCPR Training App, you can activate "five initial breaths" to follow the ERC’s guidelines (5 initial breaths prior to 30:2 or 15:2). It is also possible to manipulate the compressions per cycle (either 15 or 30) in the settings.

10. All Little QCPR manikins, parts, accessories, consumables, and upgrades are available for purchase online​

To make it as easy as possible to train with Little QCPR manikins, we’ve made all the products easily accessible through our web shop on

Refresh your CPR classroom with a
Little Anne QCPR Kit​

Below you will find links to both dark skin and light skin versions of the new Little Anne QCPR kits, which include the core products for training with Little Anne QCPR. Each kit page has additional information on the solutions included in the kit. 


QCPR Single Essentials Kit​
Little Anne QCPR​
SkillGuide device​
24-pack of Airways

Shop Dark Skin Kit | Shop Light Skin Kit


QCPR 4-Pack Value Kit​
Little Anne QCPR 4-Pack​
SkillGuide device​ (4)
96-pack of Airways

Shop Dark Skin Kit | Shop Light Skin Kit

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  3. See reference #1.