Cardioprotection of hotels | Defibrillators for hotels

Good location, comfortable mattresses, parking, breakfast included, gym, wifi; There are many things in which we look at the web of a hotel before choosing the place to spend our vacations.

We look, above all, for a hotel that provides everything we need for a week of happiness.

But of all the hotels that you consider, how many have a Semiautomatic Defibrillator (DESA) in their facilities?

It may be a factor that I have never thought about before, however cardiac arrest can occur at any time and in any place. The presence of a semiautomatic defibrillator and the application of CPR maneuvers (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can change a dramatic situation and save a life.

What are the risks?

Unfortunately, everyone is at risk of cardiac arrest, from young children to the elderly. They are often triggered by an underlying cardiac condition that may be unknown.

For every minute that the victim is in cardiac arrest without receiving treatment, the chances of survival decrease by 10%. In case this takes place in the hotel grounds, the defibrillator should be within our reach within the first 3-5 minutes, in order that the survival rate can reach 70% (ERC 2015). The response times of the ambulance vary from one country to another, as well as the location-remote or not-of the hotel complex. So it is understandable that you want to make sure that the hotel where you stay has a rescue equipment such as a defibrillator to be used in case of an emergency.

Good news:

Fortunately, in recent years the number of cardioprotected hotels in Spain has increased to be prepared for cardiac arrest and have the only definitive treatment available in case of an emergency: the defibrillator.

It is vital that large public places, including hotels, catering facilities and convention centers are equipped with defibrillators to provide protection to their guests, conference attendees, day visitors and users of the hotel's fitness facilities, golf courses and swimming pools. It should be a priority for hotels, not only to protect those who remain in their establishment for leisure or business, but also for their employees.

So, what can I do to make sure that the hotel you choose is a cardioprotected hotel?

That in your hotel they have desfirbriladores is essential for your security. If a defibrillator does not appear in the hotel description, send an email to ask or simply call the hotel; Not only will you get your answer, you can also encourage the hotel to consider purchasing defibrillators to provide security for staff and guests.

Regardless of whether you are staying at a 5 star resort or a 2 star hotel, the value of each life is priceless, so when it comes to security for the heart, your hotel should keep its guests in mind and employees.

We hope that this blog article has encouraged you to think more about the hotel you choose before booking and take the appropriate security measures to ensure your health and that of your family during the holidays.

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Matias Soria

Training department ANEK S3

Lifeguard Project Group.

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