5th Anniversary of San Miguel Seguro, The Life of a Human Could be in Your Hands
By Marison Zamarripa
San Miguel Seguro is a Social Impact Project created on June 16, 2010, by PACEMD. Thanks to this program, several automated external defibrillators (AEDS) were placed in strategic points of San Miguel de Allende.
San Miguel Seguro promotes a culture of responding to emergency situations by using the AED device in a timely and effective manner, raising aware about AEDS.
San Miguel Seguro’s
Sat, Jun 27
This year PACE celebrates San Miguel Seguro’s 5th anniversary. This event will take place all day long on June 27, in the Jardín. There will be a number of activities to promote a healthy lifestyle, including running, cycling, and Zumba. PACE will also run a mass CPR training course for the public.
San Miguel is the first city in Latin America that offers access to AED devices that can be used by the public. The six AED devices, donated by Medtronic and PACE MD, are placed in the Jardín, Alhóndiga Plaza, La Biblioteca, La Luciérnaga Plaza, Real de Minas hotel, and the Artesan Market.
A companion program, Pueblo Seguro, works with all the cities interested in free mass training in CPR courses and AEDS.
Fibrillation is an irregular electric activity of the heart that causes an abnormal heart rhythm, in which there is little or no blood pumping to vital organs. If it’s not treated with defibrillation, the condition can be fatal.
Defibrillation restores the abnormal heart rhythm through electrical impulses, which can deliver an electric shock powerful enough to stop the fibrillation.
An automatic external defibrillator (AED) is a device programmed to identify abnormal heart rhythms that require an electric shock, and to deliver the shock to restore the myocardial fibers to a regular rhythm.
The myocardial fibers then “reboot” and begin to contract at the same time, and abnormal irregular heart rhythms are transformed into normal, organized heart rhythms.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure that manually preserves intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. CPR is used for those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing.