The reasons for the delay

Only 7% form each year to emergency actions. A proportion should be multiplied by three to get satisfactory results in terms of public health. Dr Pascal Cassan, Associate Deputy national training in first aid to the French Red Cross, explains the reasons for this delay.

Doctissimo: How are organized training sessions for the general public to the French Red Cross?
Dr Pascal Cassan:The French Red Cross has of a potential important, consisting of 3,000 volunteer instructors, spread throughout the country and working in 800 local committees.

explain the attitude

About 300 instructors are responsible for teaching to the monitors, who receive 50 hours of additional instruction free of charge. National team training, which I run and which consists of about 30 doctors, is responsible for ensuring the consistency of the scientific content of the training and participates among others in discussions with scientific bodies and the Ministry of the Interior. Continue reading “The reasons for the delay”

Gestures of emergencies: where to train?

Different organizations provide Attestation of training in first aid (AFPS), which allows to obtain the diploma of first aid. Next to the French Red Cross and firefighters, include other associations whose status follows the law of 1901, the order of Malta, the Civil Protection and a myriad of small organizations such as the white cross.

The certificate of formation to first aid
What the body of the AFD is little or less the same, because he obeyed a Government order of 1991 relating to the first-aid training. This learning can be followed from the age of 10 years. At this age, muscle strength starts to become sufficient to perform an external cardiac massage.

Gestures of emergencies

The Red Cross, these courses cost between 38.11 and €53,36 uros (or between 250 and), but those in financial difficulty will be able to follow them for free. They last from eight to ten hours and are provided, as appropriate, in the form of full days, sessions on weekends or two hours during the night. Continue reading “Gestures of emergencies: where to train?”

Why learn the gestures which save

Chances of survival increased with the first rescuer and defibrillation
Many scientific studies have proven the interest of the first rescuer during the chain of survival. The Red Cross experts believe “that if the rescue of the first moment is quickly relayed by specialised relief, among others equipped with semi-automatic defibrillation devices, the chances of survival for a victim of cardiac arrest are increased by 20%”. On the other hand, “If this first first-aider is absent from the place of the accident, these chances down to 2-3 %”.

Why learn the gestures which save

The European Resuscitation Council, scientific organization that makes recommendations on managing emergencies at the European level, encourages a greater use by rescuers or even by specific audiences, these defibrillators portable, capable of delivering an electric shock to revive a failing heart. Continue reading “Why learn the gestures which save”