What do eating, drinking, changing the radio station, talking on your cell phone, and texting have in common? If done in a moving vehicle, they are all forms of distracted driving and can lead to serious consequences. Distracted driving is anything that takes your hands, eyes, or mind off of the road. NHTSA estimates that … Continued
STOP THE BLEED isn’t just for the big cities! Here we have the 2nd District Volunteer Fire Department in St. Mary’s County teaching STB to members of the community and volunteer firefighters. Out in western Maryland, Elizabeth Wooster, Trauma Program Manager at UPMC Western Maryland, has classes all throughout the year teaching the communities in … Continued
TraumaNet's Jaime Gannon, gives a brief demonstration with WBAL's Lisa Robinson on how to STOP THE BLEED. Click Here Accidents happen when you least expect it. When driving to your summer vacation and a car accident happens in front of you, when you're at your favorite fishing spot and your friend has a bad fall, … Continued
Traumatic injuries may cause life-threatening trauma to multiple areas of the body. Some of the most common traumatic injuries are falls, motor vehicle crashes, gunshot wounds, and assaults. Fast and suitable trauma care has shown to reduce the possibility of death or permanent disability. A trauma center represents a continuum of care that incorporates the … Continued
Maryland TraumaNet would like to thank Dr. Ted Delbridge for the opportunity to participate in the Maryland EMS Plan Summit - Vision 2030. We had some great discussions and greatly appreciate the invitation to provide input on moving the Maryland EMS system into the next decade. We look forward to collaborating with Maryland EMS on … Continued
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The first day of fall marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department (ED) visits for older adults, the major cause of hip fractures, and responsible for more than half of fatal head injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 3 million older persons … Continued
Save the date! We are excited to announce the 39th annual Point/Counterpoint conference coming in June 2020. Put it on your calendar now.
It is Jane’s birthday her family and friends want to celebrate. They all meet at a local bar and now someone is yelling shots, shots, shots!!! Did you know that gender has an effect on your drinking risk? Low risk drinking for men is no more than 4 drinks on any given day and no … Continued