The best way to deal with the problem of trauma is to prevent injury in the first place. Nebraska Medicine offers a full range of programs and resources to help schools, families, community groups and other organizations educate children, adults and seniors on trauma safety.
This graph shows the most common types of trauma cases treated at Nebraska Medicine. Falls (43%), Motor Vehicle Collisions (25%) and Gunshot Wounds (7%).
- Prevent Falls
According to the CDC, about 2.8 million emergency room visits each year are related to childhood falls, while about 2.2 million adults ages 65 and over sustain injuries in falls each year. Find out how to reduce the risk of falling.
- Prevent Car Crashes
Most car accidents are the result of human error. The best way to reduce the risk of being involved in a collision is to practice safe driving behaviors. Find out how to be safe on the road.
- Prevent Bicycle Injuries
A properly-fitted bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by as much at 85 percent. Children and adults need to wear helmets every time they ride. Find out how to make sure you have a helmet that fits correctly.
- Prevent Sports Injuries
Doctors at Nebraska Medicine urge everyone involved with sports to understand the risk of head injury and how best to react.
Watch this video to hear the three things you need to know about concussions and sports.
Some of the symptoms of concussions include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Amnesia or trouble with short term memory
- Change in personality; being more irritable or emotional
A player should not return to normal sports activities until all symptoms have cleared. Returning too soon could lead to more concussions and greater damage to the brain. Find out how our doctors are pushing for stricter guidelines for managing concussions.
- Prevent Burns