Under the persona of "danny" CPR - mannequin-man is being used on a basic life support course as a training aid
At the end of the basic life support course, the students are tested on their responses in two scenarios.
- An unconscious non-breathing casualty
(normally a Resusci Annie dummy)
- A conscious casualty
(normally a live actor)
The students are now exposed to a third scenario, halfway
between the above two. An actor "mannequin-man" pretending to be a CPR dummy
"danny CPR trainer".
The students have been taught to assess the situation and casualty using a set of pre-defined rules, using the DRABC mnemonic. This scenario is designed to drive home the need to not make assumptions, and to stick to the basic life support training.
When the students enter the room, they see what appears to be a CPR dummy. If they make
assumptions, and forget what they have been taught, they may fail to check properly
for Breathing and Circulation.
The students may then commence with two emergency breaths.
If this happens, the examiner will stop them and ask them to assess the casualty for breathing and circulation again; but this time taking a full ten seconds to asses for breathing.