During the month of January we collaborated with the Research Institute of Hospital Universitario de la Paz, in the European Course on Advanced Pediatric and Neonatal Vital Support, providing some of its equipment.

This EPALS (European Pediatric Advanced Life Support) course aims to train healthcare professionals in advanced pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation, acquiring the technical and communication skills and competencies to lead an advanced CPR team.

During this course, we have been present with several of our technological devices with the intention that each and every one of the students will know and handle them individually. Dr. PIlar Duran , coordinator of the course assures that ” The students have discovered the modality of ventilation assistance during CPR available in the Vitae 40 Transporte y Emergencias respirator, which allows to differentiate between adult CPR 30 compressions / 2 ventilations and pediatric CPR 15 compressions / 2 ventilations, also indicating the rhythm by means of a visual and acoustic metronome. The students have used the Transportation and Emergency Respirator to simulate patient transfer and transport, programming the different ventilation modalities.



Pilar also explains that “The EPALS course is intended for health professionals who are part of a critical patient care team and emergency and emergency services (pediatric anaesthesiologists, adult anaesthesiologists who occasionally anaesthetise paediatric patients, paediatric emergency and ICU pediatricians, mobile ICUs, OR nurses and paediatric ICUs). It includes the ability to identify pediatric patients at risk of cardiorespiratory arrest, initiate treatments to prevent cardiorespiratory arrest. If this occurs, they will be able to lead a team and perform advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers, stabilize the pediatric patient after recovery of spontaneous cardiac activity, transfer to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and initiate post-cardiorespiratory arrest care.”

According to the expert, this is a course that every healthcare professional who works with pediatric patients in the operating room, Pediatric Critics Units, Pediatric Emergencies and Emergencies should take. In this sense, he states that “It is essential to train the teams to obtain good results of survival without sequelae after a cardiorespiratory arrest. To maintain the necessary skills and training, all staff should be recertified every 2 years.” 




For Hersill , it is always a pleasure to be part of this type of activity, which contributes to the knowledge of the healthcare professional. That’s why we’re always happy to have you with us.

If you want to know more about our equipment for resuscitation and advanced life support visit our EMERGENCY CATALOGUE