Every year 30,000 people die from cardiac arrest in Spain, of which 25% are witnessed by people who could save their lives if they had a defibrillator at hand.
We can all be a victim. People, that is, those who do not suffer from any cardiovascular disease, can also suffer an unexpected episode due to heart failure and as a consequence, suffer a sudden death. In fact, it is estimated that 50% of people who die from sudden death do not have any relevant signs or diseases, nor is a cause of heart attack detected.
In the face of a cardiac arrest, reaction time is vital, since after the first 5 minutes the sequelae grow exponentially. Every minute that passes without action since the stop occurs, the chances of survival are reduced by between 7% and 10%.
Here is the importance of having more and more cardioprotected spaces, that public and private spaces increase the presence of defibrillators as well as the training of people in handling them. The objective of the Spanish Society of Medicine and Occupational Safety is that in the event of a cardiac arrest, it is guaranteed that the workplace is prepared to act efficiently before the arrival of the emergency services.
This is the entity in charge of certifying that the spaces are properly cardioprotected.
Today, defibrillators have the most innovative technology that allows easy and very intuitive use, so that everyone can save a life. Once turned on, the defibrillator provides the necessary instructions to assist the client. To begin, the electrodes must be placed on the victim’s chest for the device to carry out an electrocardiogram. Thus the defibrillator reads the heart rate and detects whether or not an electric shock is needed to restore normal heart rhythm. If the patient needs to receive shocks, the machine will indicate how to proceed.
At Neosalus we promote cardioprotected spaces and carry out training in the use of defibrillators and Basic Life Support (BLS).