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.