Nasco Healthcare - Simulaids and Life/form®
Instruction Manual
BASIC BUDDY® CPR Manikin - LF03693
5-Year Warranty

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About the Simulator

The Life/form® Basic Buddy® CPR Manikin is the most realistic, economical manikin available for the training of CPR skills. Features include sanitary airway system, head tilt, realistic chest rise, child and adult compression resistance, palpable landmarks, and a lightweight and compact design. Five-year warranty.

List of Components

  • Base (A)
  • Chest (B)
  • Head (C)
  • Aluminum Screw Post with Mount Screw (D)
  • Adult Compression Block (G)
  • Lung Installation Tool (E)
  • Package of 10 Lung Bags (F)

See diagram for part reference.


Set Up

Your Basic Buddy® Manikin is shipped disassembled. Simply follow these easy steps to assemble your manikin.

Attaching the Cover to the Base

Place the chest on top of the base and lock it into place at the three points indicated. (See figure 1.)

Figure 1

Figure 1

Attaching the Head to the Base

Place the head over the neck area of the base and insert the aluminum screw post through the corresponding holes in the head and the base. (See figure 2.) Now insert the mounting screw into the end of the aluminum screw post and tighten. (See figure 3.)

Figure 2 left image, Figure 3 right image

Figure 2 (left image), Figure 3 (right image)

Installing the Lung Bag

Insert the lung installation tool into the lung bag. (See figure 4.) Then insert the bag and tool together into the manikin's mouth while feeding it through the head down to the chest. (See figure 5.) Continuing feeding the tool and the lung bag into the chest cavity until the tool stops against the inside of the chest cavity. (See figure 6.) Remove the lung tool. Make sure the airway lies directly beneath the airway cutoff ridge of the head. Fold the barrier flaps of the lung bag over the face. (See figure 7.)

Figure 4 left image, Figure 5 right image

Figure 4 (left image), Figure 5 (right image)

Figure 6 left image, Figure 7 right image

Figure 6 (left image), Figure 7 (right image)

Your Basic Buddy® is now set up for child CPR simulation.

Adult CPR Set Up

To set up your Basic Buddy® for adult CPR simulation, simply roll the manikin on its side and insert the adult compression block. (See figure 8.)

Figure 8

Figure 8

Removing the adult compression block will change your manikin back to the child compression resistance.



Heads can be cleaned by any of the following methods:

  • Wash heads with soap and water. Then soak 10 minutes in a bleach/water solution (one cup of bleach mixed with one gallon of water), OR
  • Sanitize with alcohol wipes.


The bodies can be cleaned by any of the following methods:

  • A bleach/water solution (one cup of bleach with one gallon of water), OR
  • Sanitize with alcohol wipes or any other sanitizing agents.*

*Manikin bodies are foam based and are not waterproof. They should not be submerged in water.


The old lung bag should be removed whenever a new student will be working on the Basic Buddy® manikin. Gently pull the lung out of the chest and mouth through the neck opening to avoid contaminating the manikin. Insert a new lung for each new student.

If you have purchased either the LF03694U, Basic Buddy® 5-Pack or the LF03695U, Basic Buddy® 10-Pack, refer to Figure 9 for the proper packing arrangement of five fully assembled manikins into the LF03697U, nylon carrying bag.

Figure 9

Figure 9

Available Supplies

LF03677U Basic Buddy® Foam Compression Cylinder
LF03676U Basic Buddy® Head Screws, Pkg. of 5
LF03690U Basic Buddy® Chest with Foam Adult Compression Block
LF03691U Basic Buddy® White Base
LF03692U Basic Buddy® Head Only
LF03693U Basic Buddy® CPR Manikin
LF03694U Basic Buddy® CPR Manikins, Pkg. of 5
LF03695U Basic Buddy® CPR Manikins, Pkg. of 10
LF03729U Basic Buddy® Lung Installation Tool, Pkg. of 4
LF03696U Basic Buddy® Airways , Pkg. of 100
LF03697U Nylon Carrying Bag (holds 5 Basic Buddy® CPR Manikins)

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