Our trauma program has been busy teaching people in our community and region how to “Stop the Bleed” in the event of an emergency. The goal is to keep people alive until first responders arrive and can take over. This past summer several of our instructors traveled to Saratoga, WY, to teach the program to U.S. Forest Service personnel.
“Many employees mentioned that this hands-on training was one of the best safety-related trainings they have received on the district,” District Ranger Jason M. Armbruster wrote in a letter to our instructors. “It was especially valuable to our employees as we work in remote areas where professional medical treatment is a good distance away. I hope our employees won’t ever have to use the ‘Stop the Bleed’ training in an emergency situation, but in the event they do, they will be better prepared to take potentially life-saving action thanks to the efforts of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and its ‘Stop the Bleed’ trainers.”
We want to join the U.S. Forest Service in thanking our trauma and emergency department personnel for their commitment to teaching this basic but vitally important life-saving skill, and for their willingness to travel throughout our region to provide instruction.
If you are interested in hosting a “Stop the Bleed” class for your group, or in attending a class at CRMC, please email Deborah.Lacey@crmcwy.org.
The U.S. Forest Service Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District invited CRMC “Stop the Bleed” trainers to teach their employees this life-saving skill last summer. Pictured here are the trainers, which include CRMC trauma and emergency department clinical staff and AirLife personnel, and the Forest Service employees who participated.