Every beat counts. And that is why Enrique Castañeda has been focused on internationally certified CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training at Kabanta, a training site endorsed by the American Heart Association (a non-profit organization whose researchers publish medical advances in cardiology). ). The center located in the La Estancia neighborhood, in Guadalajara, opens its doors to train hospitals, companies or families so that people can have the skills to act in the best way in an emergency episode.
Enrique’s medical training aroused his concern as a student to improve his CPR skills, but since his budget did not allow it at the time, he made it possible through his own efforts. “I was in the boarding school when I wanted to train myself in these aspects and I looked for a course; I talked to my parents and it was complicated because my four brothers and I were in the race. I found a paramedic who had a training site and I told him that I would help him in any way to pay for it. I started as a monitor, then I started selling the course and that’s how I got my scholarship”. There was no limit to his goal of growing as a professional. “By chance of fate, the opportunity to open a training site is given and after eight years here we are.”
every minute counts
In a critical situation our field of vision is shortened, it is more difficult to act. If we have the support of a doctor we are on the other side, but if not, every second counts. “When a person falls into cardiac arrest every minute that passes and the person does not receive CPR has a 10% less chance of life, if five minutes pass it is a 50% blown loss of life. We have focused on making people aware of high-quality CPR so they can save a life, starting with the family.”
Enrique experienced this critical situation firsthand. When he was doing his professional social service, he received a call from one of her brothers and told him that her mother needed help, but he was not close to her to support them. “I received training, my brothers did not have that training and it was frustrating that they called me in an emergency and I could not help her.” That is why it is important that at least one member of each family have training for emergency situations. “We have made culture in these years so that people know that they can save a life with their hands, little by little we are raising awareness.”
The twenty collaborators who participate in Kabanta offer their courses to hospitals, companies, schools, students and the general public. “As it is an international certification, it is important that the doctor, the paramedic and the nurse are trained so that they can practice in hospitals and clinics. He is part of the security council and is training for students from the same areas. We provide the advanced CPR service and some other courses so that they can be certified”.
Kabanta’s courses can be taught in any city in the Republic, fortunately the word of mouth recommendation is what has captivated its students. Currently, Enrique designs his own simulation material and works to improve the facilities with new rooms that allow these skills to be put into practice and the use of new equipment.
It should be noted that after the COVID-19 pandemic, in Mexico every year about 220,000 people lose their lives due to cardiovascular disease, which is why since 2021 it represents the leading cause of death in the country.
Heart failure, arrhythmia, or damage to the myocardium are the most common conditions, especially in patients who have overcome COVID, who are more likely to develop these conditions than those who did not contract the disease.
“When you reach a goal, the difficult thing is to keep it. What I can tell you is that you always follow your dreams and don’t give up until you achieve it”
Enrique Castañeda, Medical Director at Kabanta
All about the courses
Kabanta keeps its courses open to the public, but From April 28 to 30, there will be a Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course. for students and health professionals.
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