Brayden CPR Manikin

Following the positive feedback  we received from delegates experiencing CPR using the Old Fat Fred manikin, we have purchased 2 Brayden CPR manikin’s. The “BRAYDEN” is a CPR Manikin which displays a visual flow of blood from the heart to the brain during  CPR. The purpose of CPR is to maintain a flow of oxygenated blood artificially into the brain during cardiac arrest to prevent brain damage.

The blood indication illumination lights  represent the flow of blood from the heart to the brain. The speed of the blood flow shown varies according to the depth and speed of the compressions. These will only fully light once the rate of compressions is over 100 per minute.

Resuscitation Manikins are a first class tool to anyone interested in learning Basic Life Support.  This device has an additional function which helps both the instructor and delegates to visualise what happens to the flow of blood to the brain based on effective chest compressions. This provides confidence and the ability to the delegate, in the event they may have to provide CPR to a real casualty in the future. Already the feedback we have received from delegates using the Brayden has been fantastic with these manikins further aiding delegates to be practically ready first aiders.

Fat Old Fred CPR Manikin

A question Chris and I are often asked on our courses is” how does CPR using the manikins compare to real life”. A very good question, as often real victims of cardiac arrest tend to be older and obese. Of course we can answer the question, but how would a student really understand the real differences in performing CPR on such a victim.

That is why we have invested in two Fat Old Fred manikins by Simulaids to prepare students to respond to a more typical cardiac arrest event with a victim who is elderly and overweight. The Fat Fred has a more elderly physical appearance, as well as a large rotund body type and extra fat layer. The differences the students experience in difficulty and effort are there to be seen, and really does help them prepare far better if they were to be faced with this type of cardiac arrest victim. The feedback we also get from students after using Fat Fred is always positive, with a realisation and appreciation of the chance to experience such difficulties, been only beneficial to their first aid skills and responsibilities.