09/28/2021 at 12:04 PM CEST
The volunteers of the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half Marathon and Marathon have begun to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the hand of Vithas, Health sponsor of both tests thatI had to renew their collaboration for the next three editions, with the aim that they can detect and initiate early care in emergency situations of the runners.
The theoretical-practical session was held for a small group of volunteers in the warm-up tracks of the Estadi del Túria, specifically for 43 people, and was given as every year by the specialized staff of the Hospital Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre and the Hospital Vithas Valencia Consuelo.
During the session, a video was recorded on how to perform the resuscitation maneuver that will be sent to all the volunteers of the tests so that they can follow it from their homes. Furthermore, Vithas plans to carry out other face-to-face sessions before the Valencia Marathon to continue with the training of those who are known as #VoluntariosVithales and whose work is so important both on the day of the races and in the days before. Those who cannot attend the trainings in person will be able to follow them online.
For the medical director of the tests, the doctor Luis Cort, “EThese courses, which we have already started a few years ago with Vithas, are very important so that volunteers are as well trained as possible in Life Support techniques. This training adds one more point of security to our tests & rdquor ;.
Victor Marí, responsible for the Volunteering of the Middle and the Valencia Marathon, added that from the races “we are very proud of our volunteer work, which goes out of its way to get the best out of themselves, as shown by the interest in these Vithas training sessions, and they are a key part of the & rdquor; tests.
For his part, from the Hospital Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre, the doctor Jose Luis Rey, managing director of the hospital center, stressed that “for Vithas it is key to collaborate in two of the most important sporting events in the city of Valencia offering training in CPR and first aid in volunteering. In this way we add value to our collaboration by offering the highest possible security to all & rdquor; test runners.
Along the same lines, the doctor Virginia Lopez, Medical Director of Vithas Valencia Consuelo, which provides training for volunteers, explained that “the volunteer can be the first person to detect these emergency situations during the race and therefore it is essential that you know how to recognize the first warning signs and activate specialized assistance early & rdquor ;.