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Community & Patient Education

Hearing from medical professionals who treat trauma situations every day can dramatically impact the lives of people in our community. The team at Deaconess Regional Trauma is dedicated to providing education opportunities and resources to the community through prevention and education and awareness programs. 

Injury prevention topics include:

ALIVE - Alcohol, drugs, speeding and bad judgment are concerns the ALIVE program targets. It describes the problems and demonstrates not only the overwhelming statistics of teens involved, but also the tragic consequences the problems have on their families.

Heads Up: Not Concussion but MTBI (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) - The "Heads Up" initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion - a type of traumatic brain injury.

Line-drive Injuries - Addresses baseball-related injuries, specifically batted ball injuries.

ThinkFirst - An award-winning public education program focused on the prevention of head and spinal cord injuries. The program targets a young population most at risk for these injuries.

Texting While Driving: The New DUI - This program addresses the number one driver distraction for teens - texting behind the wheel.

Addresses the worldwide implications of distracted driving. Combines intense video and trauma case studies to make an impact on attendees.

ATV Accidents
Focuses on the dangers of all-terrain vehicles. Developed by a trauma surgeon who has seen the tragedy caused by ATV crashes.

Not to be BLUNT
Historically, blunt trauma has been more prevalent than penetration trauma in the Deaconess Level II Trauma Center. Recent data, however, shows an increase in penetration trauma. This course addresses the various forms of penetration trauma, encompassing pre-hospital care to crime scene investigation, hospital care and organ donation.

First Response from A to Z or H to T
Proper early measures may be instrumental in saving lives and ensuring a better, more rapid recovery. This course covers injuries or illnesses that may occur in the workplace or community. Taking a head-to-toe approach, this course highlights immediate life threats and how the public should react.