There will be 24 defibrillators installed throughout Lagos as part of a local defibrillation network, with public defibrillation courses available for everyone interested in learning
– February 8, 2024
The municipality of Lagos has started implementing a network of trained and certified personnel to use the Automated External Defibrillation (DAE), to be ready to respond to cases of cardiac arrest in the community, part of the initiative Programme of Automated External Defibrillation (PMDAE).
The aim of the project is to increase the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest, since “quick action is of paramount importance, as it increases the likelihood of a successful recovery of the heartbeat and reduces the likelihood of irreversible brain damage”. And a combination of early defibrillation and Basic Life Support (BLS) manoeuvres increases the survival chances.
Lagos’ Municipality has already trained more than 300 people.
The first four defibrillators have been installed in local schools (Júlio Dantas, Tecnopolis, Gil Eanes and Das Naus).
At the beginning of this year, security and rescue vehicles operating in the municipality will also have five pieces of equipment for the Civil Protection, Municipal Police, PSP, GNR and Marine Police.
The programme will also be extended to the Municipal Workshops (Chinicato), and three defibrillators have been provided in support of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lagos.
Defibrillators will also be placed in 11 public places, in Luz, Espiche, Almádena, Barão de São João, Bensafrim, Chinicato, Odiáxere and Lagos’s Praça do Infante, Mercado de Santo Amaro, Praça Gil Eanes and near the Edifício Paços do Concelho Séc. XXI.
Everyone interested in taking part in the project can sign this online form.