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Healthy Campus- Is it?
What's an AED in English or DEA in Spanish? Do we have one on our "Healthy Campus?"
"Healthy Campus". Great slogan, but is it true? To begin with the landscape is beautiful. There are trees and shrubs, grass and flowers. There’s a lake full of fish and an occasional duck or two. The air is clean. We're far from the city and industrial areas. There is no smoking on campus anymore either, though you do see people having a cigarette outside the gates to campus. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
. The stairs and walkways are in good condition so you can look around you when you take a walk without always having to look at your feet. The sports facilities are exceptional. They include a track and soccer field, tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Yes, it’s a healthy place if you can find time away from your work. There's even a Healthy Campus Trail, a 2+ kilometer walk you can take when you're between classes or on your lunch break.
You’ll say that’s fine, but what happens in an emergency. Do people know what to do on this Healthy Campus? Let’s imagine you’re walking around and someone near you collapses. The medical students, pharmacy and physiotherapy students, nursing and bio-medical students are nowhere in sight.
You and your friends are on the scene. What should you do?
1. Check for breathing (and pulse). He’s unconscious. He’s not breathing. There’s No pulse. There’s No response.
2. Call 112 the emergency number in Spain. It’s 911 in the US.
3. Call the medical service on campus 91 211 5548. Ask for an AED- automated external defibrillator/ DEA or desfibrilador in Spanish. If you don’t have the number. send someone for help. The medical service is in Building A and in the gym. The concierges and the security guards can help too.
5. These people will get the AED (DEA in Spanish-desfibrilador).You may have seen one on campus and just walked on by without paying any attention to it.
6. Start CPR – Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Do you know how to do CPR (RCP-Reanimación Cardio-pulmonar)? Could you follow the instructions on the AED machine? Would you help or would you panic? I certainly hope you wouldn’t ignore our hypothetical patient and just walk on by. Watch this demonstration of what to do:
We should all know what to do in an emergency. Have you noticed the Red Cross signs in airports. That’s where a heart machine is located. What do they look like in Spain? There are several on campus. Would you recognize one if you saw it? Would you know what to do? First aid and emergency techniques should be part of everyone's education. Would YOU know what to do? -Wendy
anymore either: tampoco ya
gates: puertas del recinto/jardín/de embarque
walkway: camino, paseo, acera
look around: mirar alrededor
look at: mirar
track:pista de atletismo
soccer field: campo de fútbol
courts: pista de tenis/baloncesto/squash
trail: camino, sendero
lunch break/coffee break: descanso para comer/para tomar café
what happens?: qué ocurre?
nowhere in sight: no está a la vista
pay attention: prestar atención
walk on by: pasar sin más
signs: carteles, señales
look like: parecer, qué pinta tienen
First Aid: Primeros auxilios