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Alexandre BENOIST, Ingénieur biomédical et IADE

CH Châlon-sur-Saöne

Alexandre Benoist, nurse anesthetist (Iade) and biomedical engineer at CH Chalon-sur-Saône (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)

"I took "attack" training at the GHT Nord Saône-et-Loire simulation center with Emergensim. Following the attacks of 2015, the supervisory authorities strongly encouraged establishments to train healthcare staff in crisis situations and more particularly in the care of victims of attacks, i.e. in triage and securing the area.
This is a type of organization that we did not know and for which we are not trained at IFSI. It is therefore important to instruct healthcare workers in this philosophy, in teamwork and in the care chain. This training teaches us to structure our organization with a checklist and to intervene by applying the military method of taking care of the wounded, Safe Marche Ryan. This is a reassuring and structuring mode of care, providing a form of security. Even if I followed this training a few years ago, it marked me and from now on this functioning is a reflex. Especially since I also followed practical workshops on applying the tourniquet as well as simulation scenarios with the arrival of a patient and the setting up
of the Safe Marche Ryan. Today, I would need an update but the cognitive impact is very real.
This type of training seems essential to me, especially for the IADE because in our career, we rarely have to react in an emergency, but the day we have to do so, our actions must be sure and precise. We train daily on exceptional issues so that on D-Day, we are not mentally overloaded, which could inhibit action. As for the debriefing, it is part of the experience. Feedback is essential, but today it is lacking in our care organisations. As we work at just-in-time, we don't take the time to learn from our experiences. Training, keeping your knowledge up to date collectively and individually should be the rule because we are individually competent and collectively perfectible.

Formation followed : Emergency medicine and terrorism attack