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"Working with Brayden on the scoring aspect of this system, we know the metrics have been inputted by UK and Global professionals. It’s the professional standard of expected performance." - Kevin Mackie, Consultant in Medical Education
In the world of healthcare, effective and efficient training is paramount. This is particularly true for critical life-saving skills like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Traditional methods of CPR training often involve extensive hands-on sessions, which can be challenging to manage and coordinate in large healthcare organisations.
Moreover, the quality and consistency of training can vary significantly, leading to potential gaps in skills and knowledge. Studies argue that this could be due to the effect of ‘time since training’ or even that previous BLS training has proven inconsistent and inadequate. Brayden Online, an innovative CPR training system designed to address these issues, offers real-time feedback, visual cues, and a host of other features that simplify and streamline the training process.
Whether you’re an independent trainer or part of a large organisation, Brayden Online adapts seamlessly to your needs. In this article, we’ll investigate which features allow Brayden Online to streamline CPR training to deliver scalable, and practical training solutions to a consistently high quality.
One such way to enhance CPR training outcomes is by introducing visual feedback in CPR training, a game-changing element that significantly improves learning outcomes. In this article, we look into the transformative role of visual feedback in developing effective life-saving techniques through CPR training.
Real-Time Feedback System
A standout feature of Brayden Online is its real-time feedback system, a crucial aspect that sets it apart from other CPR training tools. Real-time feedback systems usually offer immediate, visual cues that guide trainees through the process of performing correct compressions and ventilations and have been proven to be highly effective.
For compressions, visual feedback is given on depth, rate and release, ensuring that trainees are performing them within the recommended guidelines. Similarly, for ventilations, users receive feedback on volume, speed and frequency. These cues are designed to mimic the visual signs healthcare professionals look for in real-life situations, making the training as realistic as possible.
One of the most significant advantages of this real-time feedback is its ability to immediately highlight incorrect actions. If a trainee is not performing compressions or ventilations correctly the system will alert them. This allows for instantaneous correction and learning, eliminating the risk of practising incorrect techniques.
Brayden Online also uses a peer-reviewed intelligent scoring system to review performance. According to Kevin Mackie, a consultant in Medical Education:
“Working with Brayden on the scoring aspect of this system, we know the metrics have been inputted by UK and Global professionals. It’s the professional standard of expected performance.”
After each training session, the trainee receives a score based on their compression and ventilation performance. This scoring system not only provides a precise measure of a trainee’s competency but also encourages continuous improvement. Trainees can track their progress over time, identify areas for improvement, and work towards achieving a higher score and, therefore, increased competence in subsequent sessions.
In these traditional settings, trainees may complete the course without fully understanding the depth, rate, or rhythm of chest compressions essential for effective CPR. Moreover, the pressure to perform in front of peers and instructors can sometimes lead to performance anxiety, further impeding the learning process.
As a result, there is a growing consideration of how to enhance CPR training, focusing on the need for more interactive and engaging training methods that provide immediate feedback. This is where visual feedback comes into play. Visual feedback, especially when incorporated into CPR manikins, can provide direct, objective insight into the effectiveness of chest compressions, enabling trainees to correct their techniques in real time. This innovative approach to CPR training promises to bridge the gap between theory and practice, ensuring that those trained are well-equipped to perform effective CPR when it counts the most.
Scalability and Adaptability
With excellent capacity for scalability and adaptability, Brayden Online can be adapted into any organisation seamlessly. This makes it an ideal solution for a wide range of users, from independent trainers to large healthcare organisations.
For independent trainers, Brayden Online offers a streamlined, easy-to-use platform that simplifies the training process. Trainers can focus on teaching and guiding their trainees, confident that the system’s real-time feedback will reinforce their instruction.
But how does Brayden Online streamline CPR training for large healthcare organisations? The answer lies in its ability to seamlessly merge with existing Learning Management Systems (LMS). This integration allows organisations to incorporate Brayden Online into their current training programs without the need for drastic changes or additional resources.
Additionally, Brayden Online provides robust administrator functions that aid program management. Administrators can track and monitor trainee performance, view detailed reports, and manage groups and courses with ease.
Self-Directed Learning and Assessment
This feature is designed with modern learners in mind, offering them the convenience and flexibility to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule. Studies show that self-directed CPR training can result in a long-lasting understanding of life-saving skills, and one of the ways Brayden Online can streamline CPR Training is by making that aspect of BLS training more accessible.
The self-learning aspect of Brayden Online includes access to comprehensive online resources and interactive modules. These resources cover all aspects of CPR, allowing trainees to gain a deep understanding of the techniques and principles involved. Trainees can review these resources as many times as they need, reinforcing their learning and ensuring they are confident in their skills.
Brayden Online offers certification upon successful completion of the course. Institutions are able to customise this certificate which can then be emailed to them and is active with immediate effect. This is a valuable way for staff to prove their competency in CPR with expediency.
According to a trial featured in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), innovative CPR training methods like virtual reality training can enhance the quality of CPR performed by layperson rescuers, leading to better outcomes after cardiac arrest. These research findings underscore the importance of innovative and interactive training methods in improving CPR performance.
Data Analysis Capability
A sophisticated data analysis feature is another way that Brayden Online can streamline CPR training. This feature presents detailed data on each trainee’s performance in an easily interpretable format. Trainees can quickly identify their strengths and weaknesses in performing compressions and ventilations. They can see how closely they’re adhering to recommended guidelines for depth, rate, volume, and frequency.
Further to this, the system generates a comprehensive report after each training session, providing a breakdown of the performance and a score. This includes a CPR performance review that provides a numeric score and pictorial summary for each CPR parameter, measured against theoretical perfect score to help highlight improvement needs. An in-depth analysis is also presented, giving detailed quantitative analysis for all relevant CPR metrics.
A performance summary can be accessed, allowing learners to gain relevant information for each measured CPR parameter to help improve performance. These can be combined with an overview of CPR performance for each cycle of CPR, encouraging users to see their progress over time and focus on areas for improvement.
Further research highlighted the impact of audio or visual feedback/prompts on CPR skill acquisition, retention, and performance. The study suggested that survival rates from cardiac arrest could improve significantly with advances in feedback technology.
Integration with Brayden Pro Manikins
Brayden Online can streamline CPR training by seamlessly integrating with Brayden Pro Adult, Junior, and Baby manikins, creating a comprehensive, interactive CPR training solution. In addition to this, the Brayden Baby manikin has a brachial pulse in its left arm. This simulates the need for chest compressions on an infant with a bradycardic pulse rate and integrates with Brayden Online to achieve an accurate result.
Trainees can perform CPR on the manikins while the software records their actions. This data is then used to provide real-time feedback on the trainee’s performance. Trainees can see precisely how well they are performing each component of CPR, from the depth and rate of compressions to the volume and frequency of ventilation.
Discover the Future of CPR Training with Innosonian
We’re dedicated to making life-saving CPR skills more accessible, effective, and engaging through technology. With our system, you can learn at your own pace, assess your abilities, and gain valuable certifications, all while receiving real-time feedback and data analysis on your performance.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your CPR training. Visit the Brayden Online page to learn more about our innovative solution. If you have any questions or want to discuss how Brayden Online can meet your specific training needs, don’t hesitate to contact us.