A rap by Pablo Gómez, known as Pablo Sudoku, explains the steps to save a life from a cardiorespiratory arrest. The video clip is already on the network and has been viewed by almost 28,000 people who, along with the music, have known the three fundamental steps to save a life in a case of cardiorespiratory arrest: the recognition of symptoms and emergency call (061/112), the rapid and adequate start of CPR techniques and early defibrillation, if there is an external automated defibrillator.
This unique initiative is part of the actions carried out by the Ministry of Health and Families under the title '# You can also save a life' and also include the edition of a Basic Life Support Manual (SVB) and Automated External Defibrillation (DEA), carried out by Iavante -Foundation Progreso y Salud and in collaboration with the Public Health Emergency Company (EPES). This manual is available on the web www.iavante.es And its download is free.
The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, said in a statement "the importance of develop singular actions and that have a high impact to publicize and train citizens in the basic maneuvers of action before a cardiorespiratory arrest, an essential knowledge that can increase the chances of survival by more than 50 percent. "
Likewise, the teaching material that the Ministry of Health and Families makes available to Andalusian educational centers for training in this area, specifically, has been announced. a poster and a presentation which gathers precisely and clearly the steps to follow in case of witnessing a cardiorespiratory arrest.
A cardiorespiratory arrest involves the sudden and unexpected cessation of blood circulation and spontaneous breathing and, therefore, the cessation of oxygen supply to vital organs, the brain being especially affected. According to the Spanish Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Council, in Spain it is estimated that some 50,000 annual stops, of which 30,000 would be extrahospital.
These types of situations are time-dependent (every minute of delayed attention to cardiac arrest decreases the chances of surviving it by ten percent), so the correct and early attention on the part of witnesses or first interveners while the help of health professionals arrives would significantly reduce mortality and irreversible neurological effects.