S.O.S Respira (S.O.S. Breathe)

Act promptly and make a difference

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It has probably never even crossed your mind, but choking happens much more often than we think. Usually the people around us have no idea what to do.

Renowned chefs such as Samantha Vallejo-Nágera, Mario Sandoval and Ángel León know this well and are therefore ambassadors of our S.O.S. Breathe campaign. Don’t miss this video in which they help us spread the word about the importance of prevention and knowing what to do if someone is choking. The fact is that the majority of cases of choking occur in restaurants and bars and knowing how to act promptly can make the difference between life and death.

S.O.S. Breathe offers training for professionals from the hospitality sector by visiting their establishments in cities across Spain and organizing training courses for associations and hospitality schools.

In order to gain exposure and increase the campaign’s scope we have signed collaboration agreements with important and well-known chains in the sector in order to train their staff and we also have a presence in Michelin-starred restaurants in the most important cities in Spain.

Although we are not solely focusing on the hospitality sector. We should all know how to act if someone is choking. With the free app S.O.S. Breathe we explain in detail through video tutorials taught by professionals, all the measures for preventing choking as well as the maneuvers necessary in order to act immediately. The app covers all the cases of obstruction of the airways, including the most serious ones, as well as the specific maneuvers for assisting babies, pregnant women or overweight people.

Download it so that you have a tool on your phone to help you act quickly if someone is choking. Saving someone’s life is a question of seconds.

S.O.S. Breathe is an initiative by Fundación MAPFRE, together with the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES) and the Federation of Chefs and Confectioners Associations of Spain (FACYRE)