Spanish region embarks on $2 million AED (automatic external defibrillators) purchase programme
This article was originally published in Clinica
The government of the Spanish region of Catalonia is to provide 628 automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), as part of a programme to train almost 10,000 healthcare professionals in the use of this technology. Over the next two years, the Catalan health service (SCS) in Barcelona will fund the devices, at a cost of E1.75m ($2m). The training element, part of a wider first aid campaign, will be funded separately, under an agreement signed recently with Pfizer, worth E1.1m.