Quebec deploys dozens of defibrillators across the province

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Quebec is deploying dozens of defibrillators across the province

Defibrillators are installed in banking institutions in the province.

Defibrillators are flourishing in banks and credit unions across the province. Around a hundred devices now work alongside ATMs. Facilities that can make all the difference in the event of a cardiac arrest, according to cardiologist Dr. Paul Poirier.

The cardiologist at the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Qu├ębec has long fought for the installation of defibrillators in secondary schools in the province.

According to him, this new phase of deployment of automated defibrillators will save lives in rural areas.

When you're in rural areas and everything is far away, you have to act quickly. That's 10% death per minute. If I wait 10 minutes before doing your maneuvers and defibrillating you, you're dead warns the cardiologist, in an interview with Radio-Canada.

Paul Poirier is a cardiologist at the University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec (IUCPQ).

As part of an overall strategy for the deployment of automated defibrillators by the Government of Quebec, 100 defibrillators are being installed in branches of Caisses Desjardins and National Bank. In all, 1,000 devices will be installed.

Benoit Delisle, volunteer firefighter in Saint-Basile, has already had to use a defibrillator during interventions in the field. He is glad to know that there will be more in the territory. The MRC of Portneuf is 4000 km2, it is 18 municipalities, so it takes everywhere.

The DEA-Quebec application, from the Jacques-de-Champlain Foundation, makes it possible to locate devices installed in Quebec. They are very easy to use. Once turned on, the device gives the instructions to follow.

The defibrillator, it speaks to us, a child of fifth grade primary is able to use a defibrillator, argues Dr Paul Poirier.

Saving lives one defibrillator at a time

After the financial institutions, the cardiologist hopes that Quebec will work on the ;installation of defibrillators in primary schools and businesses.

Defibrillators are flourishing in banks and credit unions across the province. Around a hundred devices now work alongside ATMs. Facilities that can make all the difference in the event of cardiac arrest according to Dr. Paul Poirier.

According to a report by Flavie Sauvageau.

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