Pediatric cardioprotection in nurseries

BLS and the use of DESA defibrillators in children from 1 to 8 years of age


Nurseries with DEA ​​DESA defibrillators and the entire team of caregivers with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques, offer extra and effective cardio protection against sudden death in the nursery.

Accidents in nurseries happen and on many occasions they can end up leading to a cardiorespiratory arrest, so a Cardioprotection plan for the nursery It is essential for an effective and immediate resuscitation.

Although cardiac arrests in children are less frequent than in adults, when they do occur, they are often devastating. In Spain, highlighting congenital conditions, incidents of suffocation or severe reactions to allergies are some of the causes.

The main causes of cardiac arrest in daycare centers can be asphyxia, apnea, sudden infant death, respiratory disease, foreign body obstruction, trauma, congenital heart disease, arrhythmia, dehydration, myocarditis, seizures, or intoxication.


Pediatric cardiac rescue point in nurseries


A DESA defibrillator for pediatric use is a device designed to restore normal heart rhythm by means of an electric shock in children from 1 to 8 years of age, suitable for use also in adults with a simple change of electrode patches. Its simplicity of use and the training associated with the defibrillator guarantee that any adult, even without medical training, can act at a critical moment.

DEA DESA external defibrillators are the only electro-medical equipment capable of restoring normal heart rhythm by means of an electrical discharge directly to the heart. These devices for pediatric use have algorithms for the analysis of the patient and the calculation of the electric shock according to the weight of the child.

Prompt defibrillation is critical to reversing abnormal heart rhythms. Every minute that elapses from the onset of cardiorespiratory arrest significantly decreases the chances of restoring spontaneous circulation and therefore being able to save the child's life.


DESA defibrillators in childcare centers in Spain


A DESA defibrillator in a nursery provides effective cardio protection against sudden death with:

  1. Immediate action: In a cardiorespiratory emergency, the first minutes are crucial. The DESA allows early intervention.
  2. Training of the human team of the nursery: Incorporating an AED in the nursery implies that the staff receive training on how to use it correctly, strengthening the cardio protection of the nursery with the preparation of the equipment.
  3. Cardio safety and peace of mind for parents: Knowing that the nursery has a DEA DESA team and trained personnel to deal with a cardiorespiratory emergency gives parents greater peace of mind.


Pediatric CPR and defibrillators for children 1-8 years


CPR is a cardiopulmonary resuscitation technique with which we can maintain blood circulation through chest compressions, getting the blood supply to the brain and organs.

The speed of intervention in applying CPR is vital to increase the chances of recovery of the child without sequelae.

To restore a child's normal heart rhythm, it is imperative to have a pediatric DESA DEA defibrillator. These electromedical equipment are the only devices capable of restoring normal heart rhythm during cardiac arrest.


Would you know what to do in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest in the nursery?


Before an episode of cardiopulmonary arrest in children from 1 to 8 years of age, being prepared is essential to ensure the survival of the victim.

An previous training in basic life support and use of DESA reduces reaction times and nervousness in a medical emergency situation. Early detection of cardiopulmonary arrest increases the chances of survival.


In a nursery school and in the face of a cardiorespiratory arrest event, we must react quickly and efficiently, keeping in mind that when a cardiac arrest occurs, each minute that passes reduces the chances of survival by 10%, with 5 minutes being the time limit to avoid suffering serious neurological sequelae or death.

  1. Shout for help to a peer / nursery carer, call the child by name and tap on the shoulder to see if he/she responds. If there is no response, check if she is breathing.
  2. Look and listen for signs of breathing, open the child's airway by lifting the chin with two fingers and tilting the head up. Watch the rise and fall of his chest and listen for his breath bringing his ear closer to his mouth.
  3. If he is not breathing, or is not breathing normally, call 112 quickly, indicating that you are with a child who is not breathing or is not breathing normally.
  4. If you have a defibrillator, open the lid and follow the instructions (see previous video), if you do not have a defibrillator, we must continue with the chest compressions and air insufflations.
  5. The 112 medical assistance service has medical telemarketers who will tell you what to do at each step. It will also carry out the urgent dispatch of a medicalized ambulance to the nursery in question.
  6. Until help arrives, give the child five rescue breaths. Pinch her nose and cover her mouth with yours to create a seal. Blow into his mouth and nose for a second, long enough to see his chest rise, then release and watch his chest fall. Repeat this five times.
  7. Initiate chest compressions with one hand. Place the palm of your hand in the center of the chest. Lift your fingers to make sure no pressure is applied to your ribs. Push down about a third of the chest depth (5cm) and then release. Repeat compressions with one hand 30 times, twice per second. (Use two hands for older children.) After 30 compressions, give two breaths. Continue with 30 compressions and two breaths.
  8. Maintain CPR, continue to give CPR to the child until specialized medical help arrives, or the baby shows signs of life.


Kindergartens towards a safer future


The incorporation of DESA defibrillators in childcare centers in Spain not only reflects a commitment to immediate safety, but also to building a safer future for our children.

With each DESA defibrillator installed and the entire human team trained in basic life support and the use of the DESA, we take a step forward towards an environment where the well-being and safety of our children is at the center of everything.

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