DNIPROPETROVSK’S EXPLOSIVES EXPERTS UNDERTAKE TRAINING IN TACTICAL MEDICINE
During a two-day training course, explosive experts obtained theoretical knowledge and practical training in the area of providing first-aid.
Seventeen (17) members of the specialist explosive-expert branch of the Main Department of the National Police in the Dnipropetrovsk Region, were given training in the area of lifesaving skills.
Globally, the practice of providing algorithmic emergency medical care is widely accepted. Training in the correct course of action at the right time was provided to the explosive experts.
The master-classes consisted of four stages. The first stage – assessing the victim and determining the nature of the injury. The second stage – stopping the bleeding. Thirdly – opening the airway and restoring the blood flow. And the fourth stage provides for the evacuation of the injured to awaiting ambulance(s).
This sequence of action saves lives. To obtain such practical skills, the trainees utilised training manuals, mannequins, and simulation exercises, - all which may arise in a real life situation.
The initiative to provide training in this area of first-aid came from the NGO Patriot Defence. As well as training in the area of tactical medicine, the organisation provides trainees with NATO standard medical equipment and advises them on how to use such equipment.
The training program “Combat Lifesaver” has already been provided to more than 25,000 soldiers (including members of various law enforcement agencies).
One of the instructors, Pavlo Ivkiv noted, that it was a pleasure to work with the Dnipropetrovsk police, as they understood the reasons why the training was necessary. “The boys are motivated, but they need more training, to ensure that these skills become habit,” he said.