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2019 AHA Feedback Requirements

Meet the 2019 AHA Feedback Requirement with Laerdal’s Resuscitation Training Solutions

Following the scientific evidence on feedback devices highlighted in the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, by January 31, 2019, the AHA will require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin in all AHA courses that teach the skills of adult CPR. 1

Specifically, an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin is one that, at a minimum, provides audio or visual (or both) feedback on the rate and depth of compressions during CPR training. 2

Specific and targeted feedback is critical to students understanding and delivering high-quality CPR when faced with a cardiac emergency. Incorporating feedback devices into adult CPR courses improves the quality and consistency of CPR training, which increases the chance of a successful outcome when CPR is performed. 1

Read the official AHA directive

The AHA has established two standards for devices meeting the new requirements:

Minimum Standard
Instrumented, auditory and/or visual feedback on rate and depth of compression
Optimum Standard

Meets the minimum standard and also includes auditory and/or visual feedback on recoil and didactic(s) for proper hand placement 3

Laerdal’s portfolio of CPR training products includes feedback solutions to help you meet the requirement and deliver quality CPR training for your learners. We've created the badges above to help you identify which of our products meet which standard.

Your Guide to Laerdal QCPR Feedback Solutions

If you are still considering your options, we’d like to help. We’ve created this quick guide for you to target what your needs are and which product would be most useful.

Select the situation below that most reflects your own and we’ll show you a product that may be your ideal training solution.

  • Your students are a blend of laypeople and healthcare professionals, you have a reduced budget, or you already use Little Anne manikins.
  • You need a small portable device, your existing manikins do not have QCPR feedback, or you’d like to be able to use QCPR feedback in a real emergency.
  • Your students are primarily healthcare professionals, you want more advanced CPR feedback, or you want added realism.

Your students are a blend of laypeople and healthcare professionals, you have a reduced budget, or you already use Little Anne manikins.

Little Anne QCPR

Little Anne QCPR offers comprehensive CPR performance feedback while remaining economical. If you are looking to increase quality, efficiency, and engagement in CPR training, this product can help by delivering feedback using free apps on smartphones and tablets. The SkillGuide with Extension Cable offers a tethered feedback option. And, you can upgrade your existing Little Annes to include QCPR technology in just a few minutes with the simple and affordable Little Anne QCPR Upgrade Kit.

You need a small portable device, your existing manikins do not have QCPR feedback, or you’d like to be able to use QCPR feedback in a real emergency.

CPRmeter 2

CPRmeter2 is an easy-to-use feedback device that can ensure providers give high-quality compressions. This solution provides real-time feedback on depth, rate, release of compressions, and compression fraction. It can be used to train students on a realistic manikin. Equally important, it can be used on a real person (over the age of 8 years old) during an emergency. This product is especially ideal for EMTs, paramedics, and nurses who wish to train and perform at their best in all circumstances.

Your students are primarily healthcare professionals, you want more advanced CPR feedback, or you want added realism.

Resusci Anne QCPR

Resusci Anne QCPR provides quality CPR feedback in addition to meeting other BLS skills training requirements. This manikin can be used to help professionals train individually or as part of a team. Resusci Anne QCPR offers unmatched durability and can be upgraded to include training on defibrillator use, airway management, IV administration, and rescue/trauma situations. When combined with SkillGuide, PC SkillReporter, or SimPad PLUS, this manikin meets the optimum standard for the AHA’s 2019 feedback requirement.

Laerdal Feedback Solutions Product Chart

Use this chart to quickly identify which manikins meet the AHA requirement, and feedback devices that are compatible with each.

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References

1. Frequently Asked Questions: AHA Requirement on Use of Feedback Devices in Adult CPR Training. AHA Instructor Network.

2. American Heart Association (AHA) Requirement on Use of Feedback Devices in Adult CPR Training Courses. AHA Instructor Network.

3. Feedback Device Specifics for CPR Instruction. AHA Instructor Network.