Save lives by stopping bleeding

News 7 March, 2018
  • Photo Benoît Philie
    The sports therapist Marc-Antoine Doré (left) and the officer François Robert want to train the population to intervene in cases of severe haemorrhage, based on the american program “Stop The Bleed” introduced in 2015.

    Benoît Philie

    Wednesday, 7 march, 2018 01:00

    Wednesday, 7 march, 2018 01:00

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    Concerned about the proliferation of mass murders, mass in the United States, two Quebecers want to train the population to intervene in cases of serious injury, based on a national campaign american.

    “It can save lives. A person can die in the space of a minute, losing his blood and most people don’t know what to do ” says sports therapist Marc-Antoine Doré.

    The professional of 29 years, is the first instructor to ” Stop The Bleed “, recorded in Québec. The White House has launched this campaign in 2015, in response to the numerous attacks of mass in the United States.

    It aims to train and equip the population to respond before the arrival of relief when a person is bleeding profusely. Almost 20% of casualties who die after their blood would have been able to survive with a rapid control of the bleeding, said on the website of the program.

    Personal experience

    “The Americans have said : “It doesn’t make sense, we have the tools to control bleeding and this is a death that can be avoided,” ” says Mr. Golden.

    The training is offered in schools and other public institutions where the procedure kits are hung on the wall, like hand-held fire extinguishers.

    Mr. Golden became interested in it after having been witness to a kerfuffle of relief when his spouse has been the victim of a severe hemorrhage at home.

    “I applied a tourniquet. The police arrived, they said that it had to be him away, the paramedics were then told that we had to keep her arm in the air, and then to the hospital, he was awarded the withers “, he says.

    Mr. Golden was given the mission of spreading the education with his accomplice François Robert, who is a police officer, with the aim of standardizing the treatment.

    “In Quebec, we are lucky, because we don’t have many cases of active shooters. But we work in prevention. It is desirable that the programme be integrated into all schools, ” says Mr. Robert.

    First training in Quebec

    The duo will offer a first free training to the staff of the école secondaire De Mortagne, in Boucherville, on march 28.

    The workshop is a little over an hour allows, among other things, learn how to use a tourniquet and to introduce gases into open sores on yourself or on another person. A kit is also provided to the establishment.

    “This is a procedure that is very painful for the victim, but it is a matter of life or death. One of the causes of death is when the speaker doesn’t squeeze hard enough “, warns Mr Brown.

    Students of the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal have also asked to receive the workshop, but no date is set.

    The project is still in its infancy, but Mr. Golden believes it has the potential to scale up quickly in Quebec.

    The minister of Education, Sébastien Proulx, has awarded a grant in November so that schools can educate all of their students of secondary 3 to the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    “This is an excellent initiative and I think, for example, that integrate the “Stop The Bleed” of this training would be a good idea, ” says the therapist.

    How to act in case of bleeding ?

    1. Call 911

    2. Find the source of bleeding

    3. Compress the wound and keep the pressure on :

    • Do a direct pressure
    • Use a tourniquet
    • Fill the wound with gauze

    The kit

    “Stop The Bleed” quebec version will also include :

    • An information guide (not pictured)
    • Cost : 20 to $30

    Surgical gloves

    A pressure bandage

    A compress of gauze

    A tourniquet (garrot) type military