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To teach AHA courses involving adult CPR, you will be required, as of January 31, 2019, to use manikins or devices that feature an instrumented directive feedback device (IDFD), providing real-time feedback on student CPR performance.
Research by experts in the field has shown that real-time feedback on adult CPR performance significantly increases students' ability to perform quality CPR -- specifically, to achieve the recommended rate of 100-120 compressions per minute and the recommended compression depth
of 2 inches.
The requirement applies to both U.S. and international training, adult CPR only.
All major manufacturers are working to find ways to incorporate the feedback requirements into their adult manikins, either by building in electronic feedback capabilities or by developing add-on equipment. Many already have.
To comply, your existing adult manikins must feature:
We clearly label all compliant manikins on this Web site:
"Meets the AHA CPR feedback device requirements"
We carry an extensive selection of CPR manikins at different price points that meet the new requirements. See them here.
Please note: AHA does not endorse or recommend any specific equipment to meet the requirements.