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Safety and Injury Prevention

Injuries can happen to anyone – learn what you can do to keep yourself, your family and your community healthy and safe.

Committed to safety in our community

At Prisma Health, we care for serious injuries every day. As part of our commitment to safety in our communities, our dedicated Trauma Center teams offer programs that focus on reducing risk and preventing traumatic injury for people of all ages.

Programs include educating youth about the consequences of their choices, showing children how to reduce risks of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and working to help older adults prevent falls.

Trauma Awareness Month 2021

Safe and secure: Safety is a choice, prevention is key

Prisma Health recognizes May as National Trauma Awareness Month, working to highlight injury prevention and trauma awareness in our communities.

Keeping our communities safe

Trauma Survivors Network

Prisma Health Richland Hospital is proud to be a part of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN), a community of patients and families like you who are looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury.

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Injury prevention programs

Project READY

Reality-based education to help adolescents understand the consequences of their choices.

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Stop the Bleed

This course is designed to train individuals in bleeding control techniques.

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ThinkFirst for Falls Prevention

Helping older adults recognize their risk factors for falls and implement strategies to prevent falls.

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ThinkFirst for Kids and Teens

Teaching youth and teens how to reduce their risk for traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.

Read More ThinkFirst for Kids and Teens

Trauma Survivors Network

Prisma Health is part of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN), a community of patients and families looking to connect with one another and rebuild their lives after a serious injury.

Read More Trauma Survivors Network

Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center

Prepared to care for the most critically injured

Our dedicated team of trauma and specialty surgeons, emergency medicine and specialty physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and other medical professionals at Prisma Health Trauma Centers provide total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation.

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Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center recognizes Falls Prevention Week with seminar and online tool to help older adults stay “falls-free”

Falls are one of the greatest causes of serious injuries and death among people over age 65. 

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Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center celebrates National Trauma Survivors Day and announces Trauma Survivor Network

Prisma Health Richland Hospital and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands Trauma Centers will celebrate National Trauma Survivors Day on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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Pediatric surgeons and trauma physicians concerned about rise in pedestrian injuries in the Midlands

In the US, about 44 children are hit by cars while walking each day. A recent increase in the number of children hit by cars in the Midlands has pediatric surgeons and trauma doctors concerned.

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