The initiative is part of the Cardioprotected Malaga project, to which the park is adhered with the aim of making the technopolis a cardioprotected area.
This Wednesday, Malaga TechPark held a first aid workshop at its headquarters for companies in the park. The activity is part of the Málaga Cardioprotegida project, an initiative whose objective is to turn the city of Málaga into a cardioprotected city.
The project has the support of Málaga TechPark, from which it provides a formal training to companies on first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, collaboration with them for the installation of defibrillators in their buildings and maintenance of such equipment as well as a circuit of operation to workers to know their use and location. Through the digital map of the Municipal Computer Center of the City of Malaga, any user can know the location of existing defibrillators in the park and throughout the city: www.desfibriladores.malaga.eu
The workshop developed today on Basic Life Support and defibrillator management is accredited by the National Plan of CPR-CERCP, has been taught by teachers instructors of life support plan N.RCP-CERCP, and has consisted of a theoretical part and practical sessions.
Thanks to the workshop, the companies learned valuable practical tips for the use of an AED and Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques. The workshop was attended by the companies Bettergy, Cardivais, Caterpillar, Opplus and Ubago, as well as the entities IASP (International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation) and APTE (Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain), both based in Malaga TechPark.
The availability of early electrical defibrillation equipment helps to minimize the risk of cardiac arrest. Many fatal outcomes could be avoided through basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques and the application of a defibrillator in the first moments of the attack.
In Spain there are more than 100 sudden deaths per day (generally due to infarction), in Andalusia the incidence is 17 and in Malaga 3 per day. In these cases, early action (within the first 8 minutes) could save approximately 50% of the lives.
Malaga is considered one of the best cardioprotected provinces in Spain with an average of 1 defibrillator for every 2,500 inhabitants. However, the Malaga Cardioprotegida initiative aims to increase the protection of the population and approach the goal of 1 defibrillator per 1,000 inhabitants, figures that reach and even exceed in other countries, more aware of the importance of the provision of equipment and learning cardiac resuscitation techniques.