10 March 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page has been superseded by new guidance - please do not follow any advice on this page. To view the latest guidance click here.  

Following on from the update below, the Resuscitation Council (UK) have released a statement on COVID-19.

Please note - section 3.0 relates to ongoing training and section 4.0 to delivery and assessment of training formal qualifications.

Please click here.

RLSS UK TAs and Instructors are advised to follow current guidance issued by the government and NHS.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has provided the following guidance for delivering training using CPR manikins.

Where individuals are exhibiting symptoms typical of flu, cold or been in close contact with someone who has the COVID-19 infection then they should self-exclude from the course. Likewise, if an individual has travelled from the countries/regions as listed here then they should act on the advice dependent on whether they were a category 1 or 2 traveller.

It should also be emphasised to students the importance of good hygiene practice regarding sneezing i.e. access to hand washing facilities, disposal of tissues and the use of alcohol rubs.  This approach can be reviewed as the situation in the UK develops.

Otherwise, the current proportionate level of infection control when training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using manikins is as follows:

  • Replacement and disposal of lungs and airways after each training session
  • Wiping the face of the mannikin with disinfectant wipes after each student uses it, students may use individual face shields if they so wish and they should be disposed of safely at the end of the session
  • Washing manikin faces with an appropriate disinfectant solution after completion of each training session

We understand this may increase the need for manikin wipes and lung replacements, therefore, until further notice RLSS Direct has reduced prices to help you meet the guidance above.

20300 Little Anne Airway 24 pack £50.50 now £45.50*
183210 Little Junior Airways 25 pack £47.40 now £42.40*
130-11050 Baby Anne Airways 24 Pack £17.50 now £15.50*
133-10150 Little Baby QCPR Airways 24 pack £20.00 now £18.00*
GE3171A Manikin Wipes 200 £5.63 now £4.00*

*Excludes VAT

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us [email protected]