In a continuing effort to provide life-saving training for the community, Vail Health is partnering with Eagle County Paramedic Services to provide a free “Stop the Bleed” training on Thursday, May 19, from 4-5 p.m. at the EC Paramedics station in Edwards (1055 Edwards Village Blvd.) Participants register online, or by visiting the Stop the Bleed event page on VailHealth.org.
Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public should learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, bandages, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding within five to 10 minutes or less.
“In a community that focuses on recreation as much as we do, this training is vital as uncontrolled bleeding after injury is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma,” said Elizabeth Kruger, Trauma Program Manager at Vail Health.