The Franch Grup de la Pobla de Segur company, dedicated to the transport of passengers by road and the organization of trips around the world, has begun the cardioprotection of its services with the installation of defibrillators (DEA) in its fleet of vehicles.
This gesture makes the company from Poblata one of the pioneers in Catalonia and in the state in cardioprotecting its buses.
"We are committed to improving the services we offer our clients, we do not skimp on aspects such as safety, prevention and the health of our passengers," says Jordi Franch, manager of Franch Tours. And he adds, “Although we have not had any cardiac emergency, we have encountered some small incident, where knowing who to notify and what to do is very important. We believe that prevention is vital." Likewise, its workers have been trained in first aid and in the use of the DEA.
Along with the defibrillator, they have acquired backpack-first-aid kits that will allow the cardioprotection service to be taken beyond the vehicle, that is, the activities in which their clients participate will be cardioprotected and sanitized, since these portable first-aid kits are equipped with a defibrillator and material Basic health care to provide first aid in the event of an accident.
Cardioprotection is an emerging trend aimed at protecting the heart in the event of cardiac events. In these cases, an AED can get the affected person's heart beating again until the arrival of emergency medical services.
In order for the chances of survival in sudden cardiac arrest to be optimal, basic life support (BLS) must be performed immediately to maintain the necessary flow of oxygenated blood to the brain until normal heart rhythm is restored by electric shock. supplied by a DEA.
Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Europe, in Catalonia between 3000 and 4000 occur a year, one every two and a half hours. Survival is around 10% in developed countries, and unfortunately, most of these cardiac emergencies occur in young people.