CHEST COMPRESSIONS Place Jerry on his right side. Take the front left leg in both hands, bend at the elbow and rotate the shoulder back to the chest; the compression site is where the elbow comes in contact with the body. Place the heel of your hand there and begin compressions (consult the American Red Cross Pet First Aid book for proper CPR techniques).
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 hind limb. The tubing was purposely made long to allow the instructor the opportunity to test students.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Jerry is carefully hand made and each unit is inspected before shipment. Your Jerry has arrived in a condition ready for use. All Rescue Critters!7 products are hand crafted and will vary slightly in appearance.
FUR 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 form 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 Jerry on a regular basis it is 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.
AIRWAY 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 by removing the on-way valve from the adapter connection. Dispose of the lung but do not throw away the adapter.
3) Hold the tubing just above the adapter and with your other hand remove the adapter.
4) Holding the tubing in one hand, push the tubing until the nose comes free and begins to move forward. The nose (snout) is connected to this tubing; do not pull on the nose. Push the tubing up only until some of the tubing can be seen from the nose side. Then grab the tubing and pull it all the way through until the entire nose/tubing unit comes out.
5) Soak the nose/tubing unit in a solution of cup bleach to 1 gallon water for a minimum of 10 minutes after each class. We recommend soaking overnight for best results. Note: the color on the nose may fade over repeated cleanings.
6) Replace the nose/tubing unit through the hole in the snout, connect the adapter and connect a new lung to the other side of the adapter.
7) Slide the lung into the pocket.
The following are some point to keep in mind:
1) Jerry is a CPR training device and should never be used as a toy or by children for the purposes of play.
2) When carrying Jerry use the carrying case provided. Jerry should be inserted in the carrying case on his side with the paws facing the handles. If not using the proper carrying case, cradle Jerry in your arms as you would a real dog.
3) Never handle the unit 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 Jerrys head up to meet their mouth. The student should lower his head to the level of Jerrys snout. Excessive bending of Jerrys head will not only cause unnecessary deterioration of the unit, but will create a kink in the elbow of the lung making it impossible for air to inflate the lung.
Your Jerry mannikin 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, repairs and refurbishment services are available from Rescue Critters. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions: 818-780-7860, or
If you are having trouble with your Jerry mannikin, here are some areas to double check:
1) If the chest does not inflate check the airway to make sure that he one-way valve is properly seated on the airway tube. Make sure it has not ruptured and that it is properly connected. If air still does not go in check the elbow in the lung to make sure it has not kinked.
2) Through repeated use the nose will slightly come away from the snout. If simply pushing it back does not work, brush any fur out that might have gotten trapped in the nose Velcro, then open the fur flap at the lung and gently pull the tubing that is attached to the nose. This should secure the nose in place.
3) We have tried to make the simulated pulse on the Jerry mannikins as realistic as possible. Keep in mind that, as with a real dog, it may be difficult to locate the pulse point on the inside of the left hind leg. The student must search for the pulse as part of the training.