Dr. Roberto Barcala-Furelos
Professor and Head of REMOSS Research Group. Lifesaving college professor(University of Vigo)
Coordinator of the lifesaving work group of the Spanish Society of Emergency and Emergency Medicine (SEMES)
Dr. Barcala-Furelos started working professionally as a lifeguard at 19 years of age (previously he was a volunteer), and since then he has been linked to professional lifeguarding all my life, now as a professor at the University. He teaches lifesaving and uses his training / experience as a physical educator, lifeguard and nurse to improve the skills of my students. He believes that an important mission is to leave our society a better world, and fighting drowning is a challenge. From the MC, drowning incidents can be approached in a global way. Together – medical doctors, nurses, paramedics and lifeguards – we can share and create the best scientific evidence. This is our mission.
Barcala-Furelos R, Abelairas-Gomez C, Romo-Perez V, Palacios-Aguilar J. Effect of physical fatigue on the quality CPR: a water rescue study of lifeguards: physical fatigue and quality CPR in a water rescue. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar;31(3):473–7.
Barcala-Furelos R, Szpilman D, Palacios-Aguilar J, Costas-Veiga J, Abelairas-Gomez C, Bores-Cerezal A, et al. Assessing the efficacy of rescue equipment in lifeguard resuscitation efforts for drowning. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;34(3):480–5.
Barcala-Furelos R, Abelairas-Gómez C, Alonso-Calvete A, Cano-Noguera F, Carballo-Fazanes A, Martínez-Isasi S, et al. Safe On-Boat Resuscitation by Lifeguards in COVID-19 Era: A Pilot Study Comparing Three Sets of Personal Protective Equipment. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2021 Apr;36(2):163–9.
Barcala-Furelos R, Abelairas-Gomez C, Palacios-Aguilar J, Rey E, Costas-Veiga J, Lopez-Garcia S, et al. Can surf-lifeguards perform a quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation sailing on a lifeboat? A quasi-experimental study. Emerg Med J. 2017 Jun;34(6):370–5.
Barcala-Furelos R, Arca-Bustelo Á, Palacios-Aguilar J, Rodríguez-Núñez A. Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by lifeguards on a small inflatable boat. Resuscitation. 2015 May;90:e1-2.
Barcala-Furelos R, Szpilman D, Abelairas-Gómez C, Alonso-Calvete A, Domínguez-Graña M, Martínez-Isasi S, et al. Plastic blanket drowning kit: A protection barrier to immediate resuscitation at the beach in the Covid-19 era. A pilot study. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Nov;38(11):2395–9.
Barcala-Furelos R, Aranda-García S, Abelairas-Gómez C, Martínez-Isasi S, López-Mesa F, Oleagordia-Aguirre A, et al. [Occupational health recommendations for lifeguards in aquatic emergencies in the Covid-19 era: prevention, rescue and resuscitation.]. Rev Esp Salud Publica. 2020 Jun 30;94.
Barcala-Furelos R, González-Represas A, Rey E, Martínez-Rodríguez A, Kalén A, Marques O, et al. Is Low-Frequency Electrical Stimulation a Tool for Recovery after a Water Rescue? A Cross-Over Study with Lifeguards. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Aug 12;17(16).
Barcala-Furelos R, Carbia-Rodríguez P, Peixoto-Pino L, Abelairas-Gómez C, Rodríguez-Núñez A. Implantación de programas educativos para prevenir ahogamientos. ¿Qué se puede hacer desde la escuela infantil? Medicina Intensiva. 2019 Apr 1;43(3):180–2.
Barcala-Furelos R, Abelairas-Gomez C, Romo-Perez V, Palacios-Aguilar J. Influence of Automatic Compression Device and Water Rescue Equipment in Quality Lifesaving and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014 Sep;21(5):291–9.
Barcala-Furelos R, Abelairas-Gomez C, Aranda-García S, Lorenzo-Martínez M, Martínez-Isasi S, Durán-Álvarez C, et al. Is it feasible “scoop and run while playing” resuscitation on a Rescue Water Craft? A randomized simulation study with lifeguards. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine [Internet]. 2019 Nov 18 [cited 2020 Jan 2];0(0). Available from: https://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757(19)30738-7/abstract
Bierens J, Abelairas-Gomez C, Barcala Furelos R, Beerman S, Claesson A, Dunne C, et al. Resuscitation and emergency care in drowning: A scoping review. Resuscitation. 2021 Feb 4
Barcala-Furelos R, Graham D, Abelairas-Gómez C, Rodríguez-Núñez A. Lay-rescuers in drowning incidents: A scoping review. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Jan 31;44:38–44.