The Fundación Freno al Ictus, with which the Fundación Alberto Contador shares objectives, initiatives and concerns, has various projects in its work to raise awareness of stroke. One of the most important is working on the consideration of this disease in the workplace and the birth of #EspaciosCerebroprotegidos.
As recently recalled, 35% of strokes occur among the working-age population, a statistic that invites companies and institutions to propose regular medical check-ups to “control and prevent risk factors”. In the same vein, it also calls on companies and institutions to provide information on stroke in order to recognise its symptoms and know how to react.
A Espacio Cerebroprotegido is a place, both public and private, where employees have the appropriate training to detect and act in case a stroke occurs in their facilities. “Espacio cerebroprotegido” is a certification obtained through an online training that aims to reach companies with a high geographical dispersion in their workforces.
The training content has been developed with the collaboration of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) through its Study Group on Cerebrovascular Diseases (GEECV) and is part of the “Brain Caring People” project, endorsed by the scientific society itself and supported by the Spanish Association of Specialists in Occupational Medicine (AEEMT) and the Spanish Association of Occupational Prevention Services (AESPLA).
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