Municipalities #cardioprotegidos, city #cardioprotegida, more and more municipalities are sensitized in the fight against sudden death, and many have cardioprotection projects, providing DEA defibrillators in municipal facilities, and training municipal workers on resuscitation maneuvers and the handling of an external defibrillator.
Among these public employees would be the local police agents, whose police vehicles are in continuous movement within the municipality itself, an excellent way to protect the cities.
Portable defibrillators improve the response time considerably, since being located in patrol vehicles, their performance is immediate.
Why is it important for police vehicles to have DEA defibrillators?
Public access defibrillators act by analyzing the heart rate and treating the main cause of sudden death known as ventricular fibrillation. The heart trembles and is unable to pump blood properly, is suffering from a malignant arrhythmia which the defibrillator can resolve by performing a shock to recover the heartbeat.
When the reaction time is decisive for the survival of who has just suffered a cardiac arrest, having a defibrillator and knowing how to use it can be the difference between living and dying. By routines, knowledge of the municipality and its proximity the local police officers are usually the first to arrive at the place where they have suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, every year perform a multitude of humanitarian services, and it is something that is very well valued by the citizenship, the quality of public health services.
How to act in the face of sudden cardiac arrest?
The first minutes after a cardiorespiratory arrest are vital, and of the first to arrive normally are the security forces, to maintain the vital signs until the medical services arrive, fundamental for survival, to know how to act, help to cope with the situation:
- Recognize if the person is conscious and if he breathes normally.
- Si do not breathe we have to ask for help from whoever is nearby and call emergency at the 112 phone number. While medical services arrive, a defibrillator should be used, which will be activated by simply opening the lid.
- While the help of the 112 arrives, the defibrillation will analyze the victim and will guide us on maneuvers and the quality of the compressions, instructions given by voice on the resuscitation maneuvers we must perform.
If the heart is fibrillating the only effective remedy is the application of an electric shock applied by a defibrillator.
The installation of defibrillators in vehicles of Local Police and the Urban Guard saves lives
The continuous training and availability of portable defibrillators makes it possible for hundreds of people to survive each year to a cardiac arrest, largely thanks to the vocation of help and dedication of Local Police and Guàrdia Urbana agents, in those municipalities that have a Defibrillator DEA DESA. There are many local police that have defibrillators in police cars, they have agents trained in CPR and using defibrillators. We cite some examples such as the Local Police of Sant Adrià de Besòs, which have saved several lives by practicing first aid and using the portable defibrillator of the police vehicle, or as the Local Police of Sant Antoni de Vilamajor that have recently made use of the defibrillator that They carried in the police car, as a result of the fall of a lightning strike that affected a woman who was walking through the municipality, to whom the lightning caused a cardiac arrest.
Early defibrillation reduces the chances of suffering sequelae and increases the chances of survival
A cardiac arrest due to sudden death is an emergency situation, one must act in the shortest possible time, reach the place before 4 minutes and use a defibrillator to achieve greater survival are determining factors that multiply the chances of recovery.
A defibrillator in police vehicles is a form of public, accessible and portable cardioprotection
DEA defibrillators located in the police, on motorcycles, by bicycle, on Segway, are ideal equipment to have an AED, since they offer a wide coverage to access public places such as; beaches, rivers, sports centers, campsites, bars and restaurants, shopping centers, multitudinous events, local festivities, cavalcade of kings, music festivals, sports and popular activities.
A defibrillator must be accessible, quickly, quickly, in places that are difficult to access, when there is a cardiac arrest, time is life, and police vehicles are the place to transport them. Having portable defibrillators and trained personnel in cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers is essential if we think about reducing the annual death rate due to cardiac arrest, every minute counts.
In the Lifeguard Project we dedicate all our efforts to help create safe, cardioprotected spaces and offer our experience as specialists in cardioprotection.
Cardioprotection services Catalunya
Juan Carlos Rodríguez