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May Is National Trauma Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: TCAA Staff
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The Trauma Center Association of America has been invited by the Society of Trauma Nurses and the American Trauma Society to participate in National Trauma Awareness Month. This May, National Trauma Awareness Month celebrates its 27th anniversary with the campaign slogan, “3D Trauma Prevention” and focuses on contributors to motor vehicle crashes - Drugs/Drinking, Distraction and Drowsiness.

This is an all too familiar list that makes driving in the United States a risky endeavor. In 2013, the US saw over 32,000 fatalities and over 2.3 million injuries from motor vehicle crashes. Of those, 31% involved an alcohol-impaired driver and 18% involved a distracted driver. While these numbers have decreased slightly over the past few years, the promotion of prevention strategies and education around risky behaviors must continue until all preventable deaths are eliminated.

For more information and to download resources for National Trauma Awareness Month, click here.

National Trauma Survivors Day is on May 20th!  This celebration seeks to draw inspiration from and provide support to survivors and their caregivers, opening the road to their recovery from trauma. This year, we are challenging every member to post the Trauma Survivors Day poster in their workplace. Simply posting a message of hope and support by every one of us will create an unprecedented voice of compassion and solidarity from the trauma community on behalf of our patients and their families. We are also encouraging everyone to have a "trauma survivors' day" to reunite patients and families who have been served by the trauma center.

For more information on National Trauma Survivors Day, click here.

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