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LIVESTOCK PROJECT INSTALLS A DEFIBRILLATOR IN THE SALES BULLS SQUARE TO CONVERT IT IN CARDIOPROTEGIDO SPACE
A defibrillator for public use may attend any spectator or worker who suffers a cardiac arrest in the Plaza de Las Ventas.
These days the workers of the bullring and the staff of Toro Shopping are receiving the proper training for the handling of defibrillators in the bullring itself.
Every year more than 25.000 people die of sudden death outside the hospital environment, something that affects all people and that is why the Lifeguard Project disseminates the installation of defibrillators and knowledge in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in all areas, from educational centers, companies, town halls and neighborhood communities. More than 3.000 entities already have defibrillators thanks to the project, which offers defibrillators, their maintenance and training through solidarity campaigns and options for sale and rent.
According to Rubén Campo, director and founder of the Lifeguard Project, having these teams in bull rings is essential since many people concentrate not only on the days when there are bullfights but also in other uses that these places usually have such as concerts. or shows of different kinds.
"Lately, thanks to awareness campaigns in the press, radio and television, awareness is growing," as Rubén Campo points out. Sudden death does not warn and we only have 5 minutes to respond directly, insufficient time in most cases for emergencies to arrive, which makes the actions of those present vital.
According to Rubén Campo, having this equipment for any entity is very simple, a defibrillator has a cost of between 1.000 and 1.500 Euros and in rental concepts together with the training, showcases, posters, registrations and insurance has a fee of about 85 Euros per month, an amount very easily assumable by any entity.
In addition, the Project for those entities that can not make this investment offers free solidarity campaigns such as the sale of life-saving bracelets that the project provides for free or Cardiovending a system through which 5 cents of each coffee, drink or snack from the vending machines is destined to the Project so that it installs a comprehensive cardioprotection service.
The Project and thanks to the free APP "Lifeguard Project" indicates which defibrillator is closest to the person in case of need and teaches how to use it through videos that the APP includes, it also allows you to call 112 directly. This APP already has about 3.000 defibrillators and the user can include new locations that are not readily available. These days the Project will launch a mobile game that will help in a simple and fun way to learn about the most important aspects of Basic Life Support.
Through the web portal www.salvavidas.eu or the free phone 900 670 112 in which they inform of the different options for cardioproteger any entity and the regulations in force in each Autonomous Community.