Inaugural installation of defibrillators in the Madrid Metro

External defibrillators in the Madrid Metro | The Lifeguard Project & ANKES3

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 regulations of defibrillators of the Community of Madrid, which regulates the installation of external defibrillators outside the sanitary field, Metro Madrid has installed defibrillators in those stations that exceed an average daily flow 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 take the training of the use of the defibrillator to the staff of Metro de Madrid to learn how 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 defibrillator Zoll AED 3 for children / adults, model installed in the Madrid Metro

In the act of today a demonstration of the use of the automatic defibrillator Zoll AED 3, installed in the metro stations has been made. The defibrillator Zoll AED 3 is a defibrillator of last generation valid for adults and children without the need of an extra electrode patch. In addition, it is the only defibrillator with real help for compressions, since it tells the reanimated how to perform the compressions by voice message, indicating if it is necessary to compress harder and the pace to follow according to the regulations of the European Resuscitation Council. These characteristics make the defibrillator Zoll AED 3 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.

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First life saved since the installation of defibrillators in the Madrid Metro

Official sources of Metro Madrid have informed us that yesterday a person was saved with the use of the Zoll AED 3 defibrillator at the Alonso Martínez 10 Line station. We hope that they do not have to be used, however, we are glad that metro has opted for public access to early defibrillation, with the cardioprotection services of Proyecto Salvavidas for both the installation, maintenance and training of defibrillators.

Matías Soria


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