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We collaborate with the NGO Bierzo Sur in São Tomé and Principe

In September 2016, the NGO Bierzo Sur carried out a training project, among many others they carry out, called “TRAINING IN THE USE OF AN EXTERNAL SEMIAUTOMATIC DEFIBRILLATOR”, lasting 8 hours, given by Carmen Álvarez Vilas at the Ayres de Menezes Hospital of São Tomé and Príncipe and in which we had the pleasure of collaborating.

We leave you with the memory of this project:



Training Area Training in Relief and Emergencies
Type Face-to-face
Duration 8 hours / Course
Trainer Carmen Álvarez Vilas
Management entity Cooperation Bierzo Sur
Local Counterpart

Ayres de Menezes Hospital of São Tomé and Príncipe

Immediate defibrillation, as soon as an AED is available, is a key element, and is considered of paramount importance in surviving cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. However, a period of chest compressions before defibrillation while the defibrillator is with the victim, can improve survival Know the different rhythms of cardiac arrest Objective 2: Know the use of the Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator


 A total of 108 health and emergency service professionals have received training for the correct use of an AED: 42 firefighters, 37 nurses from the emergency service and surgical block of the Ayres del Menezes Hospital, 2 anesthetists from the same hospital and 26 final year nursing students.


The methodology proposed for the development of the various contents is based on the active role that the participant has to play in the search and assimilation of concepts through participatory and practical work supervised at all times by the trainer.

Theoretical part: 60 minutes / Practical part: 180 minutes

  • Second part : D efbribrillation, safety and ethical standards


Cooperation Bierzo Sur thanks the Salvavidas Project team for their collaboration in this project, making available to us the necessary material to carry out the training sessions in São Tomé and Príncipe.


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