Franch Grup joins cardioprotection

Franch Grup coaches with AED defibrillators

Franch Grup joins cardioprotection


The company Franch Grup de la Pobla de Segur, dedicated to the transport of passengers by road and the organization of travel throughout the world, has initiated the cardioprotection of its services with the installation of defibrillators (AED) to the seva fleet of vehicles.

This project became the Puebla company, one of the pioneers in Catalonia and the state to cardioprotect its buses.

"We aim to improve the services we offer to our clients, not skimping on aspects such as security, safety and health of our passengers," says Jordi Franch, manager of Franch Tours. He said, "Face out that we don't have a cardiac emergency, we do have some minor incidents, knowing who to notify and what is important. "We believe that prevention is vital." Així mateix, the workers have been trained in first aid and in the use of the AED.

Together with the defibrillator, they have acquired some mobile pharmacies that allow carrying the cardioprotection service further into the vehicle, that is, the activities in which their clients participate will be cardioprotected and sanitized, since these portable pharmacies are equipped with both a defibrillator and basic sanitary material for first aid in the event of an accident.

Cardioprotection is an emerging trend aimed at protecting the heart in cases of cardiac episodes. In these cases, an AED can help restore the heart of the affected person upon arrival of emergency medical services.

Because the chances of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest sustained in the optimal conditions, basic vital support (BLS) has to be immediately provided to maintain the necessary flow of oxygenated blood to the cervell ends, which is re-established and the normal cardiac rhythm is restored. electrical shock supplied by an AED.

Cardiac heart disease is one of the first causes of death in Europe, in Catalonia it is caused between 3000 and 4000 a year, one every two hours and half. Survival is around 10% in developed countries, and unfortunately, most of these cardiac emergencies occur in young people.