To this day, it seems incredible that there is still no law where it is mandatory to install defibrillators in neighboring communities. In Spain a year there are 30.000 people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest, which is equivalent to a cardiac arrest every 20 minutes.
Unfortunately in our country, 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home, being the most common private space in which to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, and the 65% of people DO NOT survive upon arrival of the ambulance. Is there a solution to this?
The cardio protection of neighboring communities increases the chances of survival
These high mortality rates could be reduced with the installation of a defibrillator in the neighborhood community. We have defibrillators installed in public transit places with a high concentration of people such as shopping malls or soccer stadiums, but Why not in neighboring communities?
It is a reality that in Spain, there are few cardio protected spaces such as neighboring communities and residential complexes, unlike in the rest of Europe, where it is practically mandatory to have a defibrillator.
The most logical and advisable thing to do is to protect spaces where the influx of people is high, and more so if they are homes where the average age exceeds risk age limits, increasing the chances of someone suffering cardiac arrest. A community of neighbors with a swimming pool or sports facilities such as paddle tennis courts, tennis courts or a gym, have a greater risk of suffering a cardiac arrest due to drowning or physical exertion.
Not only that, in each home a choking can occur when eating food, which can lead to a lack of oxygen and end in a cardiorespiratory arrest.
Why is the AED defibrillator so important in the neighborhood community?
The first minutes in cardiorespiratory arrest situations are vital to avoid irreversible damage. To save the life of someone in sudden cardiac arrest, it is important to be able to anticipate and detect that someone is in cardiac arrest. Equally important is knowing how to perform CPR maneuvers applying a correct cardiac massage with good compressions, and knowing how to use an external defibrillator with which to deliver the electric shock with which to restore the heart rhythm.
That is why it is so important to have an external defibrillator close by, because every minute counts, and unfortunately in these first minutes when the emergency medical services are moving to the place in question, they face the challenge of providing care after 8-10 minutes After your arrival, it is therefore necessary to have a defibrillator and to know how to correctly perform CPR before your arrival.
DEA DESA defibrillators for community buildings
Ultimately, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) could offer an opportunity to improve patient survival during sudden cardiac arrest.
More and more progress is being made and there are automatic or semi-automatic defibrillators that are very easy to use by non-healthcare personnel, thus facilitating their use. In addition to its installation, at Proyecto Salvavidas we always accompany you with the appropriate training provided by our great team of professionals.
The best cardio formula to protect a community of neighbors is the renting of DEA defibrillators, a modality that includes defibrillator equipment, installation and signage, with training, maintenance and spare parts included in a monthly fee.
Thanks to the Lifeguard Project, installing a defibrillator in our neighborhood community is easier than you may be thinking. Today there are various formulas to protect cardio both public and private spaces.
El defibrillators renting It is one of the most affordable and safest options to acquire and guarantee 100% operation of the equipment. For an affordable monthly fee, in this case, the community of neighbors has the portable defibrillator equipment for the established period of time, with comprehensive maintenance that includes changes of consumables, periodic reviews, assistance after use, training and necessary records.
Adrián Martín Sánchez from the Lifeguard Project