Regulations for cardioprotected public spaces

Regional legislation, together with increasing people’s awareness and the ease of use of defibrillators, is favoring the development of cardioprotected public spaces .

Currently, there are already seven autonomous communities in which their installation and correct maintenance is mandatory to guarantee the proper functioning and conservation of automatic external defibrillators (AED) and semi-automatic (DESA) outside the health field. In addition, training must be provided to non-health personnel , regulated by the different autonomous communities, who also authorize public and private entities to offer basic training to act in an emergency situation caused by a < b> cardiorespiratory arrest and be able to return the heart to the proper rhythm.

Neosalus is an accredited center to provide training in the use of semi-automatic defibrillators and in first aid, apart from offering various maintenance plans.

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most important health problems for the population, with ventricular fibrillation being the main cause of cardiac arrest. Still, there is between 70% and 90% recovery if defibrillation is triggered during the first minute of a heart attack.

Due to the occasional use of defibrillators , especially in cardioprotected public spaces , their maintenance is mandatory so that they work perfectly when an emergency arises. To ensure compliance with regulations, the law establishes that maintenance is the responsibility of the public and private bodies that install them and the manufacturer’s instructions must be followed.

To control defibrillators in public places in real time , there is Cardionlive , a software that allows locate the nearest defibrillators and allow maintenance monitoring.