The Practi-CRM Compression Rate Monitor is designed to measure compression rate when practicing CPR on a manikin. Worn on the students’ wrist, a diode illuminates red when compressions are below 100 cpm or above 120 cpm. When compression rate is between 100 and 120 cpm the diode illuminates green, allowing users to self-check their timing. A flexible slap-style latex free silicone rubber wristband fits any size wrist and may be used with any training manikin.
The Practi-CRM provides an affordable solution that helps protect the investment training centers have in the manikins they own which do not offer compression rate monitoring, one of the key elements the AHA is requiring as of January 31, 2019.
Quoting from the AHA announcement relevent to the Practi-CRM and how it meets these requirements:
The use of an “instrumented directive feedback device or manikinin all AHA courses that teach the skill of CPR.“
The device at a minimum “must measure real-time audio feedback or visual feedback on compression rate and depth.”
The Practi-CRM (WLCRM) fulfills this requirement for visual feedback of compression rate as defined by the AHA: “Device with screen display that detects rate of actual compressions and indicates visually whether to push faster or to push slower in real time to meet AHA recommendations.”
The AHA also states that AHA devices “…can be added to and used with existing manikins.”
Comes with a 1 year warranty. BE SURE TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PROTECTOR BEFORE USE or PRODUCT WILL NOT POWER ON!
Product Weights & Dimensions
Protective Compact Case: 3 x 3 x 1.75 inches | .18 lbs
20 Practi-CRM’s per case Case Dimensions: 14″ x 7″ x 6″ | 5 lbs
*IMPORTANT*The Practi-CRM is sensitive to proper positioning.
See photo illustration to help achieve best results:
Q: What is the band made of?
A: Latex Free silicone rubber
Q: Are batteries included?
A: Yes, but remove the safety tab before use. See instruction manual to access battery compartment.
Q: Can I clean my CRM? A: Yes. We recommend simply wiping the product with an alcohol wipe. Because the wristband is made of silicone, using bleach products may be too harsh.
Q: I’m doing compressions properly but the light won’t turn green? A: The Practi-CRM®is a precisely calibrated instructional aid. Instructors who have initially reported their CRM not functioning by not measuring CR properly often found it was indeed user error. Instructors whose common practice was to use a metronome found the CRM to perform accurately. Also, when the CRM is worn on the wrist, it is important that your arm is completely perpendicular to the manikin and not at an angle.
To check the accuracy of the CRM, you can google “metronome” and apply compressions at the set metronome rate.