A Cepsa gas station that saves lives in Madrid

La CEPSA service station in San Sebastian de los Reyes, is the first in the community of Madrid with cardioprotected area. If a client suffers a heart attack, your employees can resuscitate it during the time it takes for the toilets to arrive.

He finds himself with bad oppressive pain in his chest, he has difficulty breathing, cold sweats, paleness ... he collapses unconscious and without suddenly breathing on the side of the road N-1 Km 24,100 -dir. Burgos-as it passes through San Sebastian de los Reyes, this person would have an immediate response and attention until the arrival of the ambulance.

Service station Setor SA has since last week a defibrillator ZED AED 3 for use by its customers and residents of the area, a team that allows to convert it into the first gas station in Madrid Cardioprotegida.

Although the gas stations are not obliged to install the defibrillator according to the new Madrid decree that comes into force in September, Setor SA aspires to be an example for others.

What is a defibrillator?

Firstly, a defibrillator is an electronic device that diagnoses a ventricular fibrillation or a pulseless ventricular tachycardia by means of an electrocardiogram of the patient's heart rhythm, and then reestablishes it by means of one or several electrical discharges. The studies support the great use of DESA (external semiautomatic defibrillators), given that they are available to anyone, therefore, the Official Bulletin of the Community of Madrid (BOCM) published Decree 78 / 2017 from the 12 of September of the 2018, the Governing Council, the which regulates the installation and use of external defibrillators outside the sanitary field, that is, in airports, hotels, centers, among others.

Decree of defibrillators Madrid begins in September 2018

The purpose of the Decree is to regulate the installation and use of external defibrillators, that is, outside the health area, establishing compulsory education centers, whatever their size. The general obligations that derive from this norm are:

1 Have defibrillators in:

  • Educational centers of a public or private nature.
  • Sports centers outside the centers, facilities or sports complexes in which the number of daily users is greater than 500 people.
  • Public establishments, such as temples or assembly halls, that have a capacity equal to or greater than 2.000 persons.
  • Residential centers for the elderly that have 200 places for residents

2 The defibrillators must comply with a series of requirements already established in Royal Decree 1591 / 2009, which must be marked with "CE" that guarantees compliance with the essential application requirements. For that, it is necessary that when opting for these defibrillators, it is verified that the supplier guarantees compliance with said requirements.

3. The DEA they must be installed in visible places that are suitable for installation. To do so, it must be signaled in accordance with the recommendations of the International Coordination Committee on Resuscitation, just as its location must be indicated on the maps or information maps of the facilities. When installing them, the instructions for their use must be visible, as well as the emergency numbers for those moments where the emergency can not be stopped.

4 Owners of centers that are required to have a defibrillator, will be responsible in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, to maintain and keep in perfect condition each one of them.

5 All holders of centers or facilities that are required to possess defibrillators and those other centers that voluntarily possess them, must notify it by means of a responsible statement to the Ministry of Health, where they will indicate the place where it will be installed and the technical characteristics thereof, Likewise, they will fill in the information stated in the decree. Notify if it varies from place, ownership and if it is removed.

6 To use the defibrillators, they must first be immediately connected to the 112 emergency services, which are activated to urgently start the survival chain. And, once used, the owner must notify its use, within 72 hours.

7 The Second Additional Provision of the Decree establishes the training for the use of defibrillators by non-health personnel, which enables the acquisition of basic knowledge. This decree establishes the level of training that both theoretical and practical personnel should have, so that a program will be taught to certify the training of students to use defibrillators and once the training program is completed, it will be delivered to them. a certification that will be endorsed.

8 The people who will be able to use a semiautomatic defibrillator they must be:

  • health personnel.
  • Those that have completed the training provided previously.
  • Those that the 112 emergency service will authorize when no person with previous training is present.

9 The Madrid Registry of Defibrillators, attached to the Directorate General of the Sanitary Inspection of the Community of Madrid, is published in the decree, which aims to record all the data related to defibrillators, as well as installation, modification and transfer, as well as communications of use.

10 The installed defibrillators will be inspected to ensure correct notification of the defibrillator installation.

11 It is mandatory to have one or more defibrillators from the 14 of September of 2018.


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