St Mary's Medical Center

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Trauma Prevention

St. Mary's Medical Center promotes a culture of safety and trauma awareness in our local community by partnering with residents, community organizations, and healthcare providers to understand how injuries happen and how to prevent them. As a Trauma Center, we see many injuries as a result of a fall, motor vehicle collision, bicycle or pedestrian collision, or act of violence. Our Injury Prevention Programs provide evidence-based resources and education to the community to help prevent life-changing injuries or death.

What is an Injury Prevention Program?

Our injury prevention programs provide resources and education to the community to help prevent life-changing injuries or death in topics such as:

  • Fall prevention

  • Distracted Driving
    • Teen Seatbelt Challenge
    • It Can Wait Campaign
    • Drunk Goggles
  • ThinkFirst
    • ThinkFirst is a nationally recognized Injury Prevention Foundation with educational resources for all ages. These resources focus on preventing injuries that affect the brain and spinal cord but include a variety of topics including fall prevention, motor vehicle safety, bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, and infant safety. The education provided in these interactive classes makes choosing safe behavior an easy choice! Information and activities are available for elementary, teen, and adult ages. 
  • First Aid/Emergency Prevention
    • You never know when you may come across someone who is experiencing a life or death bleeding situation such as an automobile accident, shooting, or other trauma. You could save a life simply by knowing how to control and stop the bleeding. Stop the Bleed is a free 60-minute class that will teach you how to control bleeding for a victim or yourself before Medical Personnel arrive. The purpose of this class is to better prepare the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.  Great class for employers, outdoor recreation areas, Gun/archery Ranges and more.


If you need someone to talk to right away:

These resources may be helpful:

Please contact the Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator at 970-298-7683 for more information on any of our injury prevention services.

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