Atlético de Madrid & Proyecto Salvavidas unite against sudden death

The team of the first team of Atlético de Madrid joins the Lifeguard Project by conducting a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) workshop and using the DEA defibrillator to raise awareness about the importance of leading a healthy life, promoting CPR training and early defibrillation.

Last Tuesday 16 of July 2019, Atlético de Madrid joined the Lifeguard Project, whose main initiative is to raise awareness among citizens (non-sanitary) of the importance of having a healthier life, as well as the need to learn techniques cardiopulmonary resuscitation and achieve greater implantation of semi-automatic defibrillators in all areas of society.

Sudden death accounts for half of cardiovascular deaths and 25% of total deaths in adults. Approximately half of the time can occur in people without known heart disease.

35.000 people die each year in Spain due to sudden cardiac arrest


Sudden cardiac arrest is responsible for 35.000 deaths per year in Spain. The important thing is that the outcome of a cardiac arrest does not always have to be fatal. This has been the message you have transmitted Matías Soria, Lifeguard Project instructor, at the workshop held last Tuesday (July 16 2019) at the Los Angeles facilities of San Rafael, organized by the Dr. José María Villalón.

Atlético de Madrid is trained in CPR techniques and use of the portable defibrillator


The CPR workshop and use of the defibrillator were attended by the players and coaching staff of the first team of Atlético de Madrid, where they were taught the resuscitation techniques to be used, in case of witnessing an episode of sudden death, the players practiced the CPR maneuvers and They learned to use the defibrillator.

Recognize if a person is aware.

"The tongue does not swallow."

Opening of the airway and how to assess breathing.

Side safety position.

Call to 112.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques in adults, children and babies.

Use of the semi-automatic external defibrillator.

Airway de-obstruction techniques.

The players and coaching staff of Atlético de Madrid learned to assess the awareness and openness of the airway. Once they verified that the person was breathing normally, they learned to put the victim aside by applying the lateral safety position. All the staff turned to 100% with the course. During the workshop some doubts were resolved about how to act in case of seizures, drowning and choking.

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Según Matías Soria (Lifeguard project instructor): “It has been a very enriching experience for the players and coaching staff, where the feedback has been very positive. We have managed to reinforce knowledge in this first aid area and we leave with the feeling of having contributed great value to the whole team. Our congratulations to all the staff for being pioneers in incorporating this training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillator use, since few first division players know how to act in a cardiac emergency situation.

The involvement of soccer players and coaching staff has been exemplary


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