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What Is Stop The Bleed?

For questions, please contact Trauma Services at (970) 479-7185.

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action that focuses on educating the public about the vital steps to help save a life to empower them to take action in a bleeding emergency. 

The ABCs of bleeding that the course teaches include:
  • Alert - call 9-1-1
  • Bleeding - find the bleeding injury
  • Compress - apply presses to stop the bleeding
In partnership with Starting Hearts, Eagle County, and Vail Health, official Stop the Bleed kits have been installed in 200 AED locations including schools and law enforcement vehicles.

These kits include:
  • A C-A-T tourniquet
  • Instructional booklet on bleeding control
  • QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing
  • Protective gloves
  • Compression bandage