Our verified trauma centers provide highly trained physicians, specialists, critical care nurses and support staff who are available around the clock to care for critical injuries resulting from blunt and penetrating trauma. Verified trauma centers provide technology and expertise necessary for trauma care from the pre-hospital phases (helipads, emergency departments) through the intensive, acute and rehabilitation phases (physical and occupational therapies).
Trauma Injury Prevention Education
HCA Midwest Health Trauma Services offers Trauma Injury Prevention Education to Kansas City area businesses, schools and churches. We reach out to help educate our community about risky behavior, and also prepare our community for the possibility of a traumatic event.
Risky Behavior Education
The Goal of Risky Behavior education is to make kids aware of the impact their choices have on their health and safety. Our injury prevention and education coordinator works with youth of all ages on a variety of dangers they may face. This is a very interactive education offering and works best in small groups. Large groups and assemblies may be accommodated if needed. For more information on how to bring this free educational opportunity to your school, contact Trauma Services at email@example.com.
Approximately 5 million people die every year worldwide from accidental and non-accidental trauma. A victim who is bleeding from an artery can die in as little as three minutes (facs.org).
HCA Midwest Health Trauma Services offers Bleeding Control Training for organizations at no charge. The Bleeding Control course teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions including:
- Bleeding control with a tourniquet
- Initial steps to take to care of bleeding patients
The training takes approximately two hours, depending on the size of the class. The course is designed for everyone including First Responders, non-tactical law enforcement officers, security personnel, teachers, and civilians. To schedule a training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff at the White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and manmade and natural disasters. The Department of Defense owns the “Stop the Bleed” logo and this is a major initiative by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).