The Lifeguard Project has carried out the installation of automatic defibrillators in the stations of the Metro Madrid network, favoring public access to early defibrillation and cardioprotecting the hearts of the users of the Madrid Metro.
Inauguration of the defibrillators installed in the Metro of the Community of Madrid
Today December 29 the Minister of Transportation, Housing and Infrastructure, Rosalía Gonzalo, has chaired the opening ceremony of the 205 cardiosegures stations of the Metro of the city of Madrid and has been able to verify the operation of these defibrillation equipment in the first person, by part of one of our instructors / trainers of basic life support and use of the defibrillator.
Following the defibrillator regulations of the Community of Madrid, which regulates the installation of external defibrillators outside the healthcare field, Metro Madrid has installed defibrillators in those stations that exceed an average daily influx of 5.000 people. The following metro lines have a defibrillator: Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12. The Lifeguard Project will also provide training in the use of the defibrillator to Metro de Madrid staff to learn to act before a cardiorespiratory arrest in the first minutes, until the arrival of the health services. It is planned to train more than 2500 workers.
The Zoll AED 3 defibrillator for children / adults, model installed in the Madrid Metro
In today's event there was a demonstration of the use of the Zoll AED 3 Automatic Defibrillator, installed in subway stations. The Zoll AED 3 defibrillator is a last generation defibrillator valid for adults and children without the need for an extra electrode patch. In addition, it is the only defibrillator with real help to compressions, since it indicates to the resuscitated how to perform compressions by voice message, indicating if it is necessary to compress harder and the rhythm to follow according to the regulations of the European Resuscitation Council. These characteristics make the Zoll AED 3 defibrillator the best defibrillator on the market according to specialists.
The Madrid Metro defibrillators are connected to the 112 emergency service and make a phone call automatically when the case lid is opened, which allows the first link in the survival chain to be launched quickly.
Metro of Madrid
First life saved since the installation of defibrillators in the Madrid Metro
Official sources of Metro Madrid have informed us that yesterday a person has been saved with the use of the Zoll AED 3 defibrillator at the Line 10 Alonso Martínez station. Hopefully they do not have to be used, however, we are happy that metro has opted for public access to early defibrillation, counting on the cardioprotection services of Proyecto Salvavidas for the installation, maintenance and training of defibrillators.