The Royal Sailing Club has acquired an external defibrillator in order to ensure rapid response to any circumstance and prevent sudden death.
RCNT President Germán Soler, accompanied by the Torrevieja Sports councillor, and members of the Mediterranean Institute for Cardio protection, presented the external defibrillator, bought by the club and approved by the European Foundation for Health, Research and Education. The main objective of this acquisition is to provide first aid to all those people who, situated in the enclosed area of the club, suffering a health emergency of the heart and thus prevent sudden death. The RCNT makes this system of Cardio protection available to all staff who need it, members or bystanders and pedestrians, regardless of their affiliation to the club. According to the Ministry of Health, in Spain each year there are 24,500 hospital cardiac arrests, i.e. one every 20 minutes. Ventricular fibrillation is initially responsible for the treatment of up to 85% of out of hospital cardiac arrests and scientific experience has shown that the effectiveness of early defibrillation is effective in 90% of the cases, and can save the lives of many people. To this end, the RCNT has provided eight of his workers with the necessary training in first aid and management of defibrillator. The European accreditation Cardio Seguro represents strong evidence that first responders conduct an action according to the best methods. Once passed the accreditation requirements and demonstrated consistency with international standards a certificate of accreditation will be issued. Continuous assessment of Secure Cardio Areas is done through continuous communication between both parties and on-going evaluation of surveillance required to maintain the accreditation valid.