Trauma Center offers Programs to Prevent Injuries

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center is one of only 10 designated trauma centers in New Jersey that provides comprehensive care for severe injuries. Perhaps one of the most important parts of treating a serious injury is trying to prevent it from happening in the first place. That’s where the Center’s injury prevention program becomes so important.

“From teaching pre-schoolers about safety around motor vehicles to bringing awareness to potential household hazards for older adults, we offer a wide variety of free programs at day care centers, schools, and senior community centers to help keep our community as safe as possible,” said Nancy Distel camp, injury prevention coordinator at Bristol-Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

Here are some of the injury prevention programs offered:

Pedal Power

Teaches safe bike riding skills, rules of the road, and stresses the importance of wearing helmets when bike riding and using other wheeled sports.

Staying Safe in the Car

Offers tips on how to keep infants, toddlers, school age, and older children safe in and around motor vehicles, including tips to prevent injuries, trunk entrapment, and hypo/hyperthermia.

Are We There Yet?

Helps children better understand the lifesaving importance of properly buckling-up when riding in a vehicle.

Don’t Just Walk On By…

Teaches pre-school and school-age children how to cross streets safely, to be careful around parked cars and practice new pedestrian safety rules.

Prom Night Partnership

An honest portrayal of the consequences of driving too fast, driving under the influence, distracted driving and driving without seatbelts geared toward high school students.

Safety Awareness, In and Around Your Home

Reinforces potential dangers in the home that could possibly cause injury. This includes older adults’ awareness of home safety and fall prevention.

Distracted Driver Prevention

Geared to the “soon-to-be driver,” this program focuses on the various ways that drivers can be distracted and how these simple distractions become disasters.

If you’re interested in having one of our programs at your school or center, please call 609.394.6305 or e-mail ndistelcamp@capitalhealth.org.

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