Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Red and Blue Anti Choking Trainers?
The Blue Trainer is the model used for the American Heart Association protocols; the Red Trainer, with the back slap pad, complies with the American Red Cross protocols.

Can kids use the trainer?
The trainer is used in schools, by Boy and Girl Scout troops and for babysitter training. There have been documented cases of kids as young as 5 years old successfully performing the abdominal thrust maneuver and saving lives.

Are the Foam Plugs reusable?
Yes, they are reusable. If you lose them or need to replace them, they can be ordered separately.

Is there a kids version of the trainer?
Yes, a prototype has been developed and production will start later in the year.

Is there a trainer for practicing abdominal thrusts on pregnant women?
The Act Fast Pregnancy/Obesity model prototype has been developed and will be available for sale in the near future.

How durable is the trainer?
The trainer is very durable, made of high quality neoprene (wet suit material), and should last many years with frequent use.

How should I clean this trainer?
Simply remove the PVC bladder and airway assembly, and hand-wash the neoprene vest using a mild detergent. Hang to air dry.

Does the trainer come with a warranty?
Yes, there is a 1 year limited warranty. If you have a problem, you may contact our warranty department at: warranty@actfastmed.com.

If I’m having any difficulty using my trainer, who do I contact?
You may email our customer service department with any questions at: info@actfastmed.com.

What others are saying

I have been using the Act+Fast Anti-Choking Trainers in my pilot program for school children from K-12th grades called "Heartsafe Kids". It is a reality-based program, which is why I like the trainers. The kids absolutely love them! It's the only way to practice the Heimlich Maneuver on a real person. The students are all eager to try it, both being the "victim" and being the rescuer. I use them with adults, too, in my CPR classes and they are just as thrilled. I highly recommend these trainers.
Connie Carmany, RN, BSN
Director, "Heartsafe Kids"