It is becoming more and more common to find a Semiautomatic External Defibrillator installed in the different areas and entertainment venues of the city. This defibrillation device provides the necessary help to save the life of a person who is in cardiorespiratory arrest.
Defibrillators are emergency instruments that provide facilities to the rescuer during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is very important to remain as calm as possible in such situations to provide the victim with quality CPR.
Discos and nightlife venues with DEA defibrillators
The installation of AED defibrillators in discos and nightclubs increases the chances of survival of a victim who has just suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest. For this, the best thing would be for people who work in discos with a defibrillator to be familiar with its use and have received training on it.
It is very important that the AED has adequate preventive maintenance with which to guarantee the perfect functioning of the defibrillator 365 days a year.
With a high percentage of the population vaccinated, reaching 70% today, young Spaniards and nightclubs and nightlife are meeting again. Although capacity restrictions and social distancing are still applied in Spain, some discos and nightlife venues continue to operate by adapting to the new regulations and security measures in the face of the pandemic.
In addition to maintaining security in the face of the pandemic, it is also vitally important to continue maintaining defibrillators in nightlife venues, and not forgetting to carry out training recycling periodically with which to remember CPR actions and maneuvers.
In these types of entertainment venues The consumption of alcohol and energy drinks is very frequent, which are very common among young people and cause cardiovascular diseases. The combination of alcohol with energy drinks it in turn generates heart rhythm changes that are detrimental to heart health.
Legislation on defibrillators in nightclubs
The Spanish regulations on cardioprotection are described in the Royal Decree 365 / 2009, March 20 and it establishes the conditions and minimum requirements of safety and quality on the use of automatic and semi-automatic external defibrillators outside the health field.
At the national level there is no direct regulation on cardioprotection that is applied in public spaces such as discos, entertainment halls or concerts. On the other hand, the legislation in competition of the Autonomous Communities does take into account the capacity of the venue to force cardioprotection.
HR autonomous communities that have a law on cardioprotection of public spaces and other premises, are the following:
Madrid's community: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 2000 people.
Catalonia: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 5.000 people.
Andalusia: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 5.000 people.
Valencian Community: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 1.000 people.
Euskadi: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 700 people.
Canary Islands: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 1.000 people.
Asturias: Mandatory defibrillator in spaces with a capacity greater than 750 people.