From April 2015, BlueTC’s headquarters is a Cardiac Protected Area for cardiac emergencies due to the installation of a Semi-Automatic External Defibrillator (SAED).
This preventive measure is a very important initiative, since according to studies, ventricular fibrillation (abnormal and potentially fatal heart rhythm), is the cause of 85% of heart attacks that happens away from hospitals. Over 90% of these cases could be reversed if defibrillation is carried out in the first minute.
Having a SAED in the office is vital for our workers or anyone else, since the chances of survival in case of someone suffers a heart attack, increased dramatically. Each minute elapsed after the attack means that the recover possibilities decrease between 7 and 10% and after 10 minutes are minimum. Therefore, the key may be to act quickly when these incidents come about.
The main advantage of installing a SAED, is that we are able to significantly reduce reaction time, because it allows to apply defibrillation to the affected person as a first response, while we wait the emergency medical team. A group of our employees have been trained, theoretical and practical, on using the defibrillator and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
In that way BlueTC goes a step further in its Labor Risk Prevention Policy, turning the office in a safer place to work.