Downsview invited to learn how to save a life

January 13, 2019 by  

Having the knowledge of what to do in an emergency can give an individual the confidence they need to act quickly and calmly. This can be especially important when bleeding is involved. Members of the public are highly encouraged to take a seat in a Downsview area workshop that will teach them what to do to ‘Stop the Bleed’, and the techniques shared can be used by just about anyone.

The program, which is offered by Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, was the first initiative of its kind in the country. It was originally developed by the Hartford Consensus and the American College of Surgeons, and offers practical information that can help to prevent the loss of life due to massive bleeding.

The participants in the class will learn how to quickly assess an injury and determine which method of bleeding control is the best choice for a particular situation. They will be guided through the use of techniques such as applying direct pressure to a wound, the use of tourniquets, and also dressings.

The class will be taught by a certified healthcare professional, and it will give the participants knowledge of what they can do to stop a bleed until first responders arrive. The training time is approximately 1.5 hours, and each attendee will receive a certificate indicating they have completed the workshop, and also a booklet that they can refer to for more information in the future. Print shops can supply items like these.

The date for the workshop will be February 26. It will begin at 6:00 pm at 2075 Bayview Avenue.