Barcelona installs defibrillators at municipal markets, pharmacies and metro stations | Barcelona is working to become the first major city in the world cardio-protected | At the end of 2015 all subway stations of line 1 and the markets will have defibrillators.
A defibrillator is easier to use a fire extinguisher, and if we act quickly can save your life in the person suffering a heart attack, “says Joan Soriano, general secretary of the Association Barcelona Health organization that promotes the scientific project “Barcelona, cardio-protected”, led by cardiologist Josep Brugada.
The initiative has the support of the City Council, find “seed” the city of defibrillators -a portable electronic device that diagnoses and treats cardio respiratory failure- so that any citizen has a hand when a person suffers a heart attack.
Thanks to this project, now in Barcelona portable defibrillators are -especially the 125 pharmacies that open 24-hours; eight municipal markets -Santa Caterina Conception, Guineueta, Guinardó, Provençals, Freedom and Flea Barcelona, and throughout 2015 it is planned to install restores, and the platforms of four 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.
At the same time, the Council, through the Barcelona Sports Institute, has been installed in almost all sports facilities, various cultural facilities, the building of the town hall and is in the process of protecting their districts.
Besides the prevention and promotion of healthy habits, an effective way to protect citizens against a possible heart attack is the dissemination of defibrillators in public places. “Since suffering cardiac arrest, there is a maximum of 10 minutes so that the person can recover. It is therefore important to have defibrillators distributed throughout the country and everyone because they can save a life if you act quickly, “said Soriano, adding:” It is intelligent devices require no prior training to be used; just follow the instructions, apply the electrodes to the patient’s chest and apparatus for downloading in case of ventricular fibrillation, so that the person concerned does not receive any discharge if necessary. “Soriano notes that the devices are available to all citizens, “and since it performs the lead, thanks to portable defibrillators have saved four lives, the last before Christmas when Urban Guard use what is a pharmacy near the plaza Catalonia to perform a cardiac massage to a tourist who had a heart attack at the railway station of the Government. ”
Throughout the country
The “Barcelona, cardioprotegida” pioneer in Europe, wants to turn the Catalan capital in the first major city in the world cardio-protected. Reus is the second city of Catalonia part of this collective health initiative, and will soon also be added Cervera. The program is made possible through the collaboration of Ferrer, AXA, Banco de Sabadell, Fiatc, Alliance Healthcare and Philips.
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