A new initiative “Stop the Bleed” is being offered in Winneshiek County through two Winneshiek County health and safety professionals, Krista and Steve Vanden Brink.
The Vanden Brinks’ passion for the Stop the Bleed instruction came from their backgrounds in health care. After receiving a nursing degree from Luther College, and spending some time working in Rochester, Krista has been with Winneshiek County Public Health for 20 years. Steve is director of ambulance services at Winneshiek Medical Center, as well as a public information officer at the Decorah Fire Department. He has around 30 years of experience in emergency medical services (EMS). (For the full story, see Tuesday's Decorah Newspapers)