Guidelines against body fluid transmission via CPR manikins

If you are or should be or ever might be in a situation where you might worry or should worry about the transmission of disease via a CPR manikin, this report is for you:

Guidelines for the prevention of disease transmission in the use of CPR manikin,” Committee to Advise The American Red Cross, National Academy Press, 1984.

Here is a reproduction of part of one page:

BONUS: The 1996 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize-winning study “Transmission of gonorrhoea through an inflatable doll“. (Thanks to investigator Kurt Verkest for reminding us about its pertinence here.)

2 Responses to “Guidelines against body fluid transmission via CPR manikins”

  1. pete Says:

    I personally experienced this situation in CPR training. My fellow students and I felt disgusted with the circumstances, all of us wondering what was an appropriate protocol among the students, for this educational activity; had it been available, this article may have helped us to at least feel that the issue of sharing oral fluids, etc., was acknowledged by those who had planned the teaching exercise.

  2. [email protected] Says:

    This patent may address the issue.

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