Features & Instructions
MOUTH-TO-SNOUT RESCUE BREATHING can be performed by simply blowing into the nose. You will note that the chest rises due to a special airway equipped with a one way valve. A face shield should always be used and the nose can be cleaned with 70% ethyl alcohol or a water/bleach solution between students. It is highly recommended that each student use their own disposable face shield when blowing into the snout.
CHEST COMPRESSIONS Place “Fluffy” on his right side. Follow your University’s protocols for compressions and CPR. The simulated rib cage should help you find your impression site as well.
PULSE Simply connect the pulse tube to the connector that sticks out of the lower back. Start pumping to feel the realistic pulse on the left fore limb just behind the shoulder blade (apical pulse). The tubing was purposely made long to allow the instructor the opportunity to test students.
INTUBATION Insert the endotracheal tube into the airway using Veterinary approved methods. Please note the presence of the “Epiglottis”. The airway is designed to receive a 2.0 mil. to 4.0 mil. endotracheal tube. We recommend the use of a water-based lubricant to insert the ET tube. The lung for the Intubation feature is permanently installed in the mannikin, there is no need to change it. To do this, lay “Fluffy” on his right side and open the fur flap to expose the lung. The disposable lung should be connected to the tube without the adapter. Your Critical Care “Fluffy” is shipped ready to use with the Intubation feature connected.
1) Follow the manufacturer recommendations on preparing the simulated blood. We recommend mixing the simulated blood in a separate, sealable container and refrigerating the unused portion.
2) Remove all items from the bag.
3) Attach the IV Holder to the IV Pole. Then place the pole into the IV Clamp. The clamp can then be attached to a table’s edge for use. The IV Holder will support two IV Reservoir bags during training.
4) Hang an IV Reservoir Bag onto the orange tipped IV Holder.
5) Attach the IV Reservoir bag tube to the IV tube and clamp closed (the clamp is attached to the IV Reservoir bag tube).
6) Place Fluffy on table, right side down.
7) Fill IV Reservoir Bag with the premixed simulated training blood and seal by snapping the purple cap closed.
8) Release the clamp on the IV Bag Tube.
9) Unscrew pinch valve on the limb tube to open. Insert syringe (without needle) in the tip of the tube and draw all the air from the tube. Once this is done the tubing is then “charged”. Do this to all three tubes with pinch valves.
10) Close fur on limb. Critical Care “Fluffy” is now ready for training practice.
11) We recommend labeling the simulated training blood as “artificial training blood-DO NOT USE”.
The “Fluffy” IV Self Sealing Tubing should be good for 1 to 3 punctures before needing to be replaced. Self Sealing Tubing replacements are available for purchase.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Critical Care “Fluffy” is carefully hand made and each unit is inspected before shipment. Your “Fluffy” has arrived in a condition ready for use. All Rescue Critters!7 products are hand crafted and will vary slightly in appearance.
Brush the fur gently before each use to avoid matting. Be aware that a certain amount of “shedding” will occur. This is normal. Brush just enough to work out any matted areas on the fur. Also, brush away any fur that is caught in the Velcro. Fur in the Velcro will prevent it from securing properly. When closing Velcro, join all ends together until no Velcro is showing. Firmly press on the seam to secure closure.
Since many hands will be handling “Fluffy” on a regular basis it recommended that you periodically check for stains. For spot cleaning stains on the fur, simply lather the stained area with a small amount of soft soap or detergent and water. Using a sponge or cloth gently rub out the stain and rinse with cold water (be sure to completely rinse out soap). Brush gently while the fur is still wet and allow to air dry completely.
To change the lungs and clean the airway:
1) Lift open the flap of fur on the left side of the chest.
2) Disconnect the airway and dispose of the lung.
3) Ream through the nose with a pipe cleaner soaked in isopropyl alcohol. Allow to dry.
4) Replace the lung and connect.
The following are some points to keep in mind:
1) Critical Care “Fluffy” is a Veterinary training mannikin and should never be used as a toy or by children for the purposes of play.
2) When carrying “Fluffy” use the carrying case provided. “Fluffy” should be inserted in the carrying case on his side with the paws facing the handles. If not using the proper case, cradle “Fluffy” in your arms as you would a real cat.
3) Never handle the mannikin by the mouth, head, tail or limbs. This will result in damage to the unit.
4) When performing rescue breathing, the student should never lift “Fluffy”s head up to meet their mouth. The student should lower his head to the level of “Fluffy”s snout. Excessive bending of “Fluffy”s head will not only cause unnecessary deterioration of the unit, but will create a kink in the lung making it impossible for air to inflate the lung.
5) We recommend labeling the simulated training blood as “artificial training blood-DO NOT USE”.
Your Critical Care “Fluffy” should give you many years of service. In the event your unit fails as a result of workmanship, your unit comes with a 6 month limited warranty. Spare parts are available from Rescue Critters. If you have any questions or require additional parts or repairs call Rescue Critters at 818-780-7860.
If you are having trouble with your Critical Care “Fluffy” mannikin here are some areas to double check:
1) If the chest does not inflate, check the airway to make sure the lung tubing is properly seated in the airway tube. Make sure it has not ruptured and that it is properly connected. If air still does not go in check the lung positioning to make sure it has not kinked.