LifeVac: the basic device in first aid

LifeVac: el dispositivo básico en primeros auxilios

The revolutionary LifeVac device has become an essential accessory in any medicine cabinet . This first aid kit is designed so that anyone can act quickly in choking emergencies . It should be remembered that reaction time in these situations is vital, since it is necessary to act as quickly as possible to avoid brain … Read more

How does a defibrillator work?

Cómo funciona un desfibrilador

Automated external defibrillators are devices that deliver a controlled electrical shock through electrodes. The aim is that the cardiac arrhythmia that causes cardiorespiratory arrest is reverted to a normal rhythm. Its use is very simple and safe, and it can be used by non-medical personnel with minimal training. In this article we want to explain … Read more

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How to do basic CPR

Cómo hacer una RCP básica

What is basic CPR? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a rescue procedure that is performed when we find a victim in cardiorespiratory arrest. Annually, more than 6 million people suffer sudden cardiac arrest without warning. Studies show that victims who have CPR before receiving medical help not only have a better chance of survival but … Read more

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Cardiorespiratory arrest: would you know how to act in an emergency?

A cardiorespiratory arrest (CPA) is the abrupt interruption of lung respiration and blood circulation. This also supposes the cessation of the supply of oxygen to the different vital organs, including the brain, causing the death of cells. In these situations, acting quickly is vitally important, because each minute that passes decreases the victim’s chances of … Read more

PAS protocol, how to act?

PAS- como actuar

Faced with an emergency situation, we must be very clear about the steps we must follow to offer useful help. That is why today we remind you of the importance of the PAS protocol. What does it mean? PAS is protect- warn- help . The first thing we must do in an emergency situation is … Read more

Applying CPR techniques early can save lives

Cómo hacer una RCP básica

The Spanish Society of General and Family Physicians (SEMG) highlights that there are around & nbsp; 30,000 sudden deaths per year outside of hospitals . Of all the cases, 80% occur in the home of those who suffer it. But this situation can be reversed with the action of the people who are present. Knowing … Read more

How to use an AED with children?

DEA-EN-NENS

  Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are machines that deliver a controlled electrical shock through electrodes. The aim is that the cardiac arrhythmia that causes cardiorespiratory arrest is reverted to a normal rhythm. Its use is very simple and safe, and it can be used by non-medical personnel with minimal training. Knowing how an AED works … Read more

8 out of 10 heart attacks are preventable

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in developed countries. According to the latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015 17.7 million people died from some pathology related to cardiovascular health. The Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC) recalls that in our country cardiovascular diseases are also the leading cause of death, … Read more

Warning symptoms of heart problems

The heart is the organ that is in charge of pumping the blood that carries oxygen to all the cells of the body. Heart disease affects the functioning of this organ, but unlike cardiovascular disease, heart disease is only related to the heart and blood vessels. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing … Read more

Protect your cardiovascular health this summer

High temperatures and excesses in summer can affect our cardiovascular health. For this reason, it is important to take precautions, especially those people who have higher risk factors. In the hottest times the circulatory system can be affected, since due to sweat the body loses more fluids than usual. Also, vasodilation can occur in the … Read more