The Award Winning, Brayden CPR Manikins present a highly innovative and effective way to teach and learn both the “how to” and “why to” perform CPR. It is the first ever manikin to allow users to visualise the effects of CPR.
Brayden was originally designed and developed by the team at Innosonian Inc. Based in Korea, the team are a group of trailblazers! Designers and engineers with a real pedigree. The CEO, Moley Chung, was previously the General Manager to CU Medical Systems, the manufacturer of iPAD defibrillators, so he is passionate about developing products that can help people to perform lifesaving skills. His in-house team are equally as passionate.
WEL Medical carried an excellent relationship forward with Mr. Chung from his time at CU Medical to Innosonian Inc. and were the first to be shown the prototype of the Brayden Manikin. In 2014, WEL Medical took responsibility for the launch of Brayden CPR Manikins in to the UK and Ireland.
Mr. Chung had the idea for Brayden Manikin to directly address some of the challenges raised by research. It was shown that the retention and use of CPR skills after training was poor, namely poor use of CPR skills in real life situations due to poor retention of knowledge and fear of causing harm. This is where he set about to develop a method visually demonstrate the effects of CPR.
Brayden is equipped with three sets of interrelated LED lights that actually illuminate in direct relation to the depth and rate of compressions that clearly illustrates the overall the quality of CPR being performed.
Being able to see the how CPR is having a direct effect on the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain increases the speed at which skills can be both learned and retained. This ultimately increases confidence and competence in CPR skills.
Brayden has been extremely well received and has proven to be a highly effective CPR training manikin in the UK and beyond and exciting times are ahead for 2016.
Dr Carl Gwinnutt, Emeritus Consultant, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“The ERC 2015 Guidelines for Resuscitation identify the usefulness of feedback from devices during CPR training as a way of improving trainees’ skill acquisition and retention. The Brayden manikin achieves this in an innovative and effective way and allows trainers to assess objectively whether chest compressions are being delivered in accordance with recommendations, rather than simply relying on making a subjective estimation.”
Professor Douglas Chamberlain said:
“This training manikin is a useful addition to those currently available. The light effects to show likely sufficient coronary and cerebral flows is novel and will be an effective stimulus for improving the quality of compressions.”