The 2017 every citizen will have a defibrillator 250 meters, which will facilitate action in a case of cardiac arrest
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The “Barcelona, cardio protected” Barcelona Health Association, promotes the installation of defibrillators accessible to all public spaces.
The first areas to be protected pharmacies have extended hours. Defibrillators have been installed in 800 establishments in strategically by the districts.
Also already launched a pilot project to protect TMB: there are four platforms installed in metro stations L1, Spain, University, Catalonia and La Sagrera, where up to 300,000 people pass through every day. During 2015 and the first line will be completed from 2016 to 2017 will be extended to other lines.
The next areas to be cardio protected at Municipal Markets are receiving up to 70 million people each year. The pilot includes 8 of the 39 markets: Santa Caterina, Gracia, Capuchin Sarria, Conception Guineueta Charms, Sants and Provence.
“Sudden death accounts for between 15 and 18 times the deaths by accident,” explains Joan Soriano, Secretary General of the Association Barcelona Health. “What we want is to shield the entire city, not just cardio protect some areas, and it is a pioneer in the world,” he concludes.
For its part, the City Council through the Barcelona Sports Institute, has been installed in 116 of the 122 existing sports facilities; various cultural facilities; The building of the Council and is in the process of protecting the district headquarters.
“When we were told that we got very happy breathed”
The main objective of this program is to save lives. In fact, since its introduction two have already been saved. The most recent was on November 29 when a passenger railways fell unconscious on the platform Plaza Catalonia.
Corporal of Police, Fransesc Sancho, service was very close to the facts, coordinated the situation until he reached the SEM. Applied cardiac massage while waiting for a colleague took the defibrillator to the nearest pharmacy.
“When after a few minutes reached AED (Automated External Defibrillator), the we connect, we will put patches, machine made the relevant study and advised that both the download. When I saw that everyone was separated, I press the button and Lucas made a considerable leap, “says Corporal. “Later, when we were told that breathed SEM, we got very happy. It was a very exciting experience, “said Sancho moved.
And a case of cardiac arrest time is valuable: we only have ten minutes to act and every minute that passes is reduced between 8% and 10% the chances of resuscitation.