‘Stop the Bleed’ trains citizens to save shooting, trauma victims
‘Stop the Bleed’ trains citizens to save shooting, trauma victims ‘Stop the Bleed’ trains citizens to save shooting, trauma victimsIs past weekend the holiday weekend in Toronto, marred by gun violence as we’ve been reporting today, 17 people were wounded in more than a dozen incidents, the biggest nightclub in the city. We talked about gun, violence and Toronto. On the same morning. We’Re also talking about the aftermath to the mass shootings in the United States 31 people dead, both in Dayton and in El Paso 31 dead. Many more injured Haitian some of the people have been crediting a specific program, with stopping the numbers from being even higher and even worse. That program is, in fact in Canada is called stop the bleed – and my guess this morning was the Doctor Who introduced the program and brought it to this country. He’S dr. Avery Nathan’s he’s a chief of surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, which is of course, the big Trauma Center, so the perfect location and dr. Nathan’s Welcome to our program this morning, thanks for being our guest, the name of the program makes it Pretty clear, it’s called stop the bleed, but explain it if you would tell us about it in the idea behind it. You know bleeding is probably the most common preventable cause of death after an injury that it does take a few minutes before medical professionals or or EMS or ambulance can get to a scene. And the fact is there number phone number of skills that by standard learn that will allow them to Save a Life CPR. It’S certainly easy enough to stay by simple, simple series of techniques. Around bleeding Bowl is geared towards teaching laypeople the average a person with no medical background how to stop leading in to save a life. The question of time, no matter how quickly ambulances and First Responders get there when you’re talking about traumatic bleeding, you really do have only a very short. Of time to Save a Life. Don’T you doctor at Nathan’s, just called nine-one-one and wait. That’S probably too long and again, there are very simple number of things that a person can do that will make all the difference between life and death, and we want to teach those to as many people as possible awesome video of the program’s. What are the courses being conducted and that’s bleeding that sort of his pulsatile is obviously staining a floor? Staining close life-threatening, that’s the first step and then erupted. Give me down with a couple of fingers that can be done with a hand. If the wound is very large, we teach people how to pack a wound and you can pack a wound with gauze. If you have it available, you can pack to bun with your T-shirt. If that’s all you have a veil, that’s exactly what we’re looking at on screen right now, how to pack for other types of injuries, the typically involve arms or legs. We teach people how to apply a tourniquet tourniquet use many years ago and they got a very bad rap because people say call Tampa tatian’s and they made things worse. But we’ve learned through military conflicts and particularly Iraq, is that tourniquets make a huge difference and will stop lights threatening bleeding. So we teach people how to use a tourniquet, and many people did the course go ahead and buy tourniquets and they have them available in their cars and their homes. So whatever the circumstance they might be able to make a difference and have you seen cases drink? Have in fact made a difference, we’re seeing our EMS providers are ambulance providers here in Toronto use tourniquets. Now as a matter of routine, I can tell you turn the van attack spell last year. Lives were saved because of the use of tourniquets, so we’re seeing them being used all of the time and they certainly are making a difference could come into play. This can happen anywhere anytime. It can happen if home it can happen at work. I can’t return again now in my car I have one at home in Buena can happen anytime against the most common preventable, so it makes sense to have everything you need and have the skills that you need to be able to save a life of them. The person next to you, a family member or friend, everybody, has the skills to do this or can’t they said it sounds like it’s pretty straightforward, as you say, a program that came into existence in the United States. First, after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 in Newtown and then, as I mentioned, you brought it here and it’s think of the societal circumstances. I guess that have brought this to our attention and have made this kind of instruction necessary, but given the realities that we’re dealing with increasingly, what is you’re thinking about who needs to learn? That’S what we need to set up start of a societal goal here. Well, I think everybody can learn this and everybody should learn this in a lots of people know CPR. This is one series of additional tools to add to your toolbox as a a Good Samaritan. If you will and what I would like to see, you know if you need to go to stadiums, if you go to major public places now you see aeds or defibrillators for heart attacks on the walls. There are many places that could have bleeding control kit switch. Have gauze gloves tourniquets, so if something happens in an airport, if something happens at a train station hoping happens, downtown little people actually have access to the right stuff to be able to to intervene so like to see that ruled out here a little bit more broadly. We say that here and there in Canada, but I can tell you when you go to US airports when you go to major public venues in the US, were single eating control kits on the walls area that we need to see that. But how important? If it can save a life into schools, I know you’re teaching at just. As we conclude our conversation, how do people find out more play showing there’s another website called bleeding control.org if you’re having trouble across Canada finding a site that can teach you this or stop? The bleed, then, please contact through the Sunnybrook website and find a course that’s close to you. Typically, your local Trauma Center will be able to provide. Of course, you don’t know who your local Trauma Center is and contact your local hospital, and they can advise you cuz preciate your time today and telling us more about stop the bleed and again that Sunnybrook site Sunnybrook. CA, /, stop the bleed A unique program equips citizens with the knowledge to manage massive bleeding. Stop the Bleed was started by the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and is offered at various hospitals in Canada, including Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital.
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