Defibrillators in Hotels to cardioprotect this holiday

Why hotels should have a defibrillator, how to make sure that the hotel you choose has defibrillators

When choosing the hotel to spend our holidays, most of the time we take into account if they have gyms, WiFi, breakfast included, good location, among other things. But we do not see if they have a defibrillator in their facilities, a factor that turns out to be very important, due to the fact that a cardiac arrest can happen anywhere and at any time and the presence of a defibrillator and the application of maneuvers CPR "pulmonary cardiopulmonary resuscitation" can change a dramatic situation and even save a life. For this reason, the Defibrillators in Hotels are recommended to cardioprotect this vacation.

It is essential for the safety of all people, that the hotel where they spend their holidays has defibrillators. In case the defibrillator does not appear in the descriptions that the hotel has, you can send an email or call to ask, in this way you will not only get an answer, but also in case you do not have it, you can encourage the hotel to consider the purchase of the defibrillator to provide security to the guests and the staff. 

It is important that they know that the place where they stay is independent, whether they are in a 5 star resort or in a 2 star hotel, since the value of each life is priceless, and when it comes to giving security to the heart , the hotel always keep in mind its guests and employees. That is why each hotel must take the appropriate measures to ensure their health and that of their entire family. The time in these cases is a determining factor, so it is essential that medical care teams have defibrillators, to assist immediately if possible to patients who are suffering from a heart attack.

Why should hotels have a defibrillator?

Defibrillators should be kept in hotels, as unfortunately everyone from the smallest children to the elderly is at risk of cardiac arrest, these are often caused by an underlying cardiac condition that may be unknown. When a victim is in cardiac arrest, for every minute that passes without receiving treatment, the chances of survival decrease by 10%. In the event that the hotel has the defibrillator, it must be within reach within the first 3 to 5 minutes. As you already know, ambulance response times vary from one country to another, as well as the location of the hotel complex, so it is important that you make sure that the hotel where you will be housed has a rescue equipment such as the defibrillator , so that it can be used in case of an emergency.

What is the reason for installing defibrillators in hotels?

The defibrillators are installed in the hotels, since in this way they suppose a reinforcement for the cardiac care of many people, not only their influence reaches the travelers, but also to the different workers of the sector and to all those citizens who may have an emergency cardiac in the vicinity of the hotel establishment. The installation of these devices, makes the quality of cardioprotection is the best, and in turn in this way get all tourists feel in the best conditions to enjoy your stay. It is recommended for hotel managers, especially those with large complex facilities, to install more than one of these devices, since the first 5 minutes are essential to successfully intervene in a cardiac event, so it must be encouraged that several defibrillators ready to act immediately.

What is the function of a defibrillator? 

  1. This device is able to restore the normal heart rhythm to a patient who has just suffered a sudden death.
  2. Defibrillators can help save many lives, taking into account that they die every day due to cardiac arrest between 500 and 1000 people, so it is important that hotels have these devices.
  3. The defibrillators are portable, these models allow that in an emergency situation, the person can be attended at any point of the hotel.

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Hotels cardioprotected by Proyecto Salvavidas

Lifeguard Project offers a comprehensive cardioprotection service for hotels, many hotels have our services, one of our reference clients is Meliá Hotels International, one of the first chains to certify its hotels as cardioprotected spaces thanks to the installation of defibrillators. 

A recent example is the Hotel San Cristobal (cover photo) that has become a Cardioprotected Hotel after installing the defibrillator and being trained in CPR. We appreciate the trust placed in our team and we hope they never have to use it. 

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