VMH to offer a variety of free health tests plus “Stop the Bleed” Training at 2019 Allamakee County Fair


Free health tests and education at Allamakee County Fair ... Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2019 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily. “Stop the Bleed Training”, which is pictured above, will be offered by the hospital the entire time the Pavilion building is open. Adults and children will learn how to quickly stop a life-threatening bleed by packing a puncture wound or laceration and even learn how to safely apply a tourniquet for heavy bleeds. Pictured above are members of the Elon PMC 4-H Club who recently attended a “Stop the Bleed” Training. Any other groups who would like to host this training are welcome to call Veterans Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Supervisor Diane Butikofer, RN, at 563-568-3411 for more information. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon will be offering a variety of free health tests and education at the 2019 Allamakee County Fair. Testing and educational materials will change daily and will include the following schedule:

• Wednesday, July 17, 6-9 p.m. - Free Chair Massages by Veterans Memorial Hospital certified massage therapists Shannen Mezera, Vicki Klepper and Crystal Corwin.
• Thursday, July 18, 4-8 p.m. -  Free blood sugar and diabetes testing by Angie Mettille, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator, of the Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Department.
• Friday, July 19, 2-6 p.m. - Special displays on correct, safe infant and child car seats as well as Maternity Services information provided by Brianne Leikvold, RN, Maternity Services Supervisor at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
• Saturday, July 20, 4-7 p.m. - Hands Only CPR Instructions by Machelle Bulman, RN, Director of Nursing at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
• Sunday, July 21, Noon-4 p.m. - Free blood pressure checks by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care Nurses.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will also be offering hands-on “Stop the Bleed Training” the entire time the Pavilion building is open. Adults and Children will learn how to quickly stop a life-threatening bleed by packing a puncture wound or laceration and even learn how to safely apply a tourniquet for heavy bleeds. A booklet will also be handed out giving step-by-step instructions to all those who pass by. Participation prizes will be awarded as well as many door prizes.

As always, Veterans Memorial Hospital will have a medical kit available for any first aid emergencies on the Fairgrounds. The hospital booth will be located inside the Fairgrounds Pavilion building on the stage area.

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