CPR, A Priority At Medlab Media Group

MedLab Media Group has received training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Semi-automatic Defibrillation (SAD). Medical Service, a health services company that is committed to training the population in CPR, delivered this course. Alfonso Morán, Emergency Doctor, Rafael C Garzón, Trainer and Nurse, and Guillermo Morán, Health Emergency Technician, were in charge. They instructed the team in how to act in case of emergencies until the health workers arrive.

“Currently, the emergency services are betting on prevention and education for the population to help us save lives. It’s essential to know what to do in emergency situations. Witnessing someone collapse, we don’t know how to act,” said Alfonso Morán.

The course was based on PAS behaviour (protect, alert and help), assessment of vital signs (consciousness and breathing). Also, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the use of Semiautomatic External Defibrillators, and techniques on how to act in case of choking.

CPR saves lives 

Garzón explained the steps to follow in case of a person with cardiorespiratory arrest and pointed out the importance of maintaining calm as a starting point. Garzon insisted that this first action with basic knowledge in first aid was vital to save a person’s life or maintain it until the arrival of the doctors.

“The emergency services took between 6 and 8 minutes to get to the scene. If no one has applied good CPR, our work is worthless. The important thing is what you do,” the nurse said.

Guillermo Morán was in charge of reviewing the practical concepts to remember when you find a person lying on the floor who does not respond: secure the area, call the emergency services and perform CPR if they aren’t breathing and are unconscious. “We undress the person’s torso and perform chest compressions,” he said. This trainer recalled the importance of doing 100-120 compressions per minute with a depth of 5 or 6 cm.