Brayden specialises in designing state of the art CPR manikins with new and innovative features that make medical emergency skills and basic life support training more intuitive and effective in real life. The award-winning UK manufacturer offers different models and many optional features to suit every need.
Brayden CPR Manikins
Brayden is a UK-based brand that specialises in designing some of the most innovative CPR training manikins to date. In 2016, Brayden’s flagship product was recognised by IF Product Design Awards for Design Excellence.
The Brayden CPR Manikin’s most ground breaking feature is its use of LED lights embedded in the manikin’s skin to illustrate the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. This helps CPR students visualise and practise correct technique.
Brayden CPR Manikins are designed so that incorrect techniques such as low chest compression rates or shallow compression depths will not illuminate all the LEDs leading to the brain or forehead area. The CPR Quality Indicators or LEDs will only light up completely when the compression rates (100 to 120 compressions per minute) and compression depth (greater than 5 cm) are done in unison. The lights can also be configured to stay permanently on when chest compressions become too deep, which helps students learn how to apply the right amount of pressure. These key features allow students to understand correct CPR procedures and repeatedly practise their technique while receiving immediate feedback with every attempt without the need for constant supervision.
In addition to the LED lights, Brayden Manikins can also be configured to produce an audible sound when the correct chest compression depth is achieved. This is easily turned on or off through a switch at the back of the manikin.
Different light options are also available. Users can choose between the red or white LED option
Anatomically Correct Features
As with any decent CPR training tool, the Brayden CPR Manikin replicates all the necessary anatomical features in an adult head and torso. The head can be tilted back and the nose can be pinched to allow students to practice correct airway management during mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or bag mask ventilation.
The manikin’s chest rises to simulate air passing through the lungs whenever manual ventilation is performed. Vent holes also allow air to escape on its own for hygiene purposes so that students won’t have to breathe in exhaled air from other trainees. The materials used are also free of any latex which eliminates the possibility of any allergic reactions from occurring. The exterior skin has also been designed to make applying and removing defibrillator pads hassle free.
Anatomical landmarks such as the sternum, rib cage, sternal notch and xiphisternum also help trainers and students identify where to apply chest compressions in order to avoid damaging bones and internal organs.
Durable, Repairable and Cost Effective Consumables
The Brayden CPR Manikin is rated to withstand up to 1 million chest compressions making it very durable and able to withstand years of use. Its modular design makes every part easily user replaceable making downtime a non-issue. Brayden and its authorised distributors in different parts of the world sell all the parts required to fix any damage that could be brought about by constant use. Consumables and additional accessories such as face and body skins, face shields and lung bags are also relatively cost effective.
The Brayden Manikin can also be powered either by using an AC adapter or with a set of regular sized batteries which can last over 160,000 compressions.
The specially designed travel bag makes it very portable and also doubles as a CPR training mat.
Brayden PRO CPR Manikin
Brayden’s latest innovation is the PRO CPR Manikin. This new model has all the features offered in the LED models and adds the ability to track CPR technique with its built-in data recorder which is transmitted via Bluetooth to a mobile app.
A single mobile device can keep track of up to 6 Brayden CPR Manikins at the same time, which helps streamline every training session. Using the PRO model, trainers can provide even more detailed feedback with at least a dozen different parameters that are being actively tracked in real-time. Post-session analysis and guidance using the recorded data helps students and trainees learn even faster and more effectively adhere to ARC (Australian Resuscitation Council) guidelines.
Brayden Static CPR Manikin
A Standard Brayden CPR Manikin is also available if your training requirements do not call for LED illumination. The Standard CPR Manikin features all the realistic anatomical features found in the LED and PRO models less all the advanced electronics.
It still retains the ability to produce an audible sound when the correct compression depth is reached which still allows it to provide real-time feedback during CPR training.
In addition, the Standard version offers trainers and institutions a more affordable alternative while still taking advantage of Brayden’s outstanding quality and design, as well as its convenient aftermarket support for consumables and replacement parts.