Each year traumatic injuries — things like falls or car accidents — account for 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries happen when you least expect it, and often times they can be prevented. Join KERA and Baylor Healthcare experts for a Google + Hangout Monday at 10:00 a.m. to learn how to avoid serious accidents, and what steps to take if they occur.
When: Monday, May 19, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: On Google + (Hangout here)
Trauma injuries affect all ages:
In Texas, the majority of trauma incidents occur among young people between the ages of 25 and 34, and seniors between the ages of 75 and 84. About 3% of those incidents were deadly. In 2011, there were 433 and 431 deaths (respectively) reported to the Texas Trauma Registry.
Leading trauma injuries in Texas:
- Motor Vehicle Traffic
- Struck By Against (e.g. struck by a falling object, football collision)
- Cut or Pierce Injury
For additional resources on trauma, visit the Trauma S.T.A.T. page on Facebook.
And check out the Trauma Survivors Network here.