Dr. Mauricio Vasco Ramírez, head of Simulation at the CES University of Medellín, was the invited expert on Tuesday, August 14, by President Iván Duque Márquez, to the Casa de Nariño, to present the health scope of the regulatory Decree on the use of of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) in spaces with a large number of people.
The regulatory Decree of Law 1831 of 2017, signed that day by the Head of State, aims to regulate the use of devices in places with a greater influx of public, with a work of pedagogy and training that will be led by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection .
“The Defibrillator is a portable device that, through electrodes that are placed on the patient's bare chest, is able to define if the heart rhythm that led the patient to cardiac arrest or sudden death benefits from an electric shock, then a person from health or not, by placing this equipment on the patient's chest and listening to him can define that, save more lives in the country”, Explained the teacher Vasco Ramírez, who is also the president of the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation (SCARE).
The intervention of the professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University and head of the Simulation area was given thanks to the contribution that the institution and SCARE have led to
launch the use of the AED in order to reduce people's chances of sudden death. It is estimated that a year about 30,000 patients could die in Colombia due to cardiac delivery or heart attack.
“CES University has had a leadership in its hospital care programs, they have been pioneers in the training and implementation of the use of the chain of survival and the use of external defibrillators. Since 2006 with the creation of the Prehospital Care program, the University was a pioneer in all the implementation in this area and from the field of Anesthesiology we lead the theoretical processes to include them in national guides and in training for people”Added Dr. Vasco Ramírez.
The Decree regulates where the DEA must be located, what characteristics the equipment must have, how to do the maintenance and care and training for the people who are going to use it, which can be done by personnel of human talent in health or people who do not have health training through an eight-hour course.