A black and white photograph of the death mask used as the inspiration for the first CPR manakin. The teenage girl has her eyes closed. She seems peaceful, as though just asleep.

The Origins of the CPR Resusci Anne Doll

Introduction In 1960, Asmund Laerdal and Dr Peter Safar introduced the first medical simulator for teaching CPR – the Resusci Anne doll. This article delves into the history and significance of this iconic CPR training tool.   Asmund Laerdal and Dr. Peter Safar: Pioneers of CPR Education Asmund Laerdal was a toy maker who in 1955 used CPR to save

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