Indianapolis EMS and Eskenazi Health Partner to Stop the Bleed

Indianapolis, IN - In honor of National Stop the Bleed Day, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) and the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health are partnering to host a series of events to teach bleeding control techniques and how to assist others who may experience a traumatic bleeding injury, including how to apply pressure to bleeding wounds and how to apply a tourniquet.  

Today, employees of IEMS and the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health will be hosting a Stop the Bleed health fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Indianapolis City Market. The public is invited to attend and learn appropriate bleeding control techniques and compression-only CPR. These trainings only take a few minutes to demonstrate and practice, and could prove invaluable should a bystander find themselves in an emergency bleeding situation.

In April, the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center will host four Stop the Bleed classes at the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center, located at the Eskenazi Health downtown campus. The classes will be held on April 10, 18, 25 and 28. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information and to sign up, visit or follow Eskenazi Health’s social media channels.

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign launched by the White House in 2015 and is intended to bring bleeding control awareness and education to communities, teaching bystanders how to properly control bleeding on a traumatically injured person while waiting for first responders. National Stop the Bleed Day is recognized on March 31. For more information, visit      


Indianapolis EMS is the largest provider of emergency pre-hospital medical care in the state, responding to over 100,000 911 calls each year. As a partnership between the City of Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, with Eskenazi Health as the supervising health system, IEMS strives to provide the best pre-hospital medical services to the community through the endless pursuit of excellence in patient-centered care, education, efficiency, efficacy, safety, and quality of service. Our mission: Right care. Every patient. Every time. 

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Media Contact:
Brian Van Bokkelen
Media Relations and Public Affairs Manager
Indianapolis EMS
Cell:  317.847.1791
24 hr media cell:  317.200.5972

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