Abroad, defibrillators are as common as fire extinguishers. They are found everywhere, in shopping centers, airports, sports facilities, and museums. In Italy this good practice is still not widespread. The objective of “Viva! La Settimana della Rianimazione Cardio-Polmonare
" (Long Live! Cardiopulmonary Reanimation Week
) is therefore to familiarize the population with some simple first aid actions that can save a life while waiting for the doctor.
Since the Egyptian Museum has been recognized as a symbolic place in Turin and draws over 500,000 visitors every year, on October 19 the Associazione San Luigi Gonzaga Onlus presented it with a semiautomatic defibrillator. This valuable gift, endowed with high social significance, will align the security standards of the most beloved of the Turin museums with those of major museums in the world.