VMH to offer free blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests and “Stop the Bleed” training at Waukon Corn Days


“Stop the Bleed” training ... “Stop the Bleed Training” will be offered by Veterans Memorial Hospital during the Waukon Corn Days event Friday, August 16. 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 is a scene from the recent “Stop the Bleed” training at the hospital’s booth at the Allamakee County Fair. Free blood sugar diabetes tests and blood pressure checks will be available that evening as well. As always, the hospital will have a medical kit available for any first aid emergencies at the event. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will be offering free blood sugar testing and blood pressure checks with immediate results at the Waukon Corn Days celebration Friday, August 16. The tests will be performed by Veterans Memorial Hospital staff in the Veterans Memorial Hospital first aid tent located at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds from 4:30-8 p.m. Both of these checks take just a few seconds to perform and are free of charge.

Veterans Memorial Hospital will also be offering hands-on “Stop the Bleed Training” that will take place the entire evening. Adults and children will learn how to quickly stop a life-threatening bleed by packing a puncture wound or laceration, then applying pressure, 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 for the training.

As always, Veterans Memorial Hospital will have a medical kit available for any first aid emergencies at the event. The hospital tent will be located near the Corn Days serving line.

For additional information, call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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