(ACS) creates national guidelines for the purpose of optimizing trauma care in the United States. This is accomplished by a voluntary review of potential and existing trauma centers so they may provide an organized and systemic approach to trauma care.
(ATS) is dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care. The society advocates for injury care and prevention in the community.
Apex provides exceptional, high quality, interactive educational products, for use by healthcare providers.
(CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability and preparedness for new health threats.
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This useful brochure and tri-fold handout will provide you with valuable information on DWI evidence collection by medical personnel to better inform you on how to perform a proper blood draw. Find out what’s fact and what’s fiction about DWI investigations.
(EAST) is organized to furnish leadership and foster advances in the care of injured patients.
(ENA) advocates for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.
The EMS Training Program provides information on stroke and your vital role in stroke management.
(FEMA) supports citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and lessen all hazards.
Since 1973, HSAG has been committed to improving the quality of healthcare services in order to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
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(LANREMT) enhances the EMS profession through advocacy, education and awareness. LANREMT works with many EMS associations in Louisiana to strengthen the EMS System and to ensure quality patient care.
(LAA) serves as a resource to keep members apprised of and involved in the ever-changing EMS industry.
(LDH) protects and promotes health to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all citizens of the State of Louisiana.
(LHA) is a not-for-profit association representing all types of hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the state. The LHA carries out its mission by supporting its members through advocacy, education and services.
(LSBN) safeguards the life and health of the citizens of Louisiana by assuring persons practicing as registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses are competent and safe.
(LSMS) is a voluntary association of physicians providing leadership for the advancement of the health of the people of Louisiana and serving as the premier advocate for patients and physicians.
Mission: Lifeline® was created by the American Heart Association as a response to missed opportunities for prompt, appropriate STEMI treatment. Recently, Mission: Lifeline expanded to help existing STEMI systems of care incorporate out-of-hospital cardiac resuscitation into their systems.
(NASEMSO) is a nationwide network of coordinated and accountable state, regional and local EMS and emergency care systems. The systems use public health principles, data and evidence as a basis for safe and effective care in day-to-day operations as well as during catastrophic events.
The academy exists to educate its learners to develop the knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to achieve their professional goals, improve the productivity of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.
(NHTSA) is focused on all aspects of safety for passengers, drivers, and vehicles. The administration also conducts research on fuel economy, and enacts final ruling on laws and regulations related to motorized vehicles.
(OTA) promotes excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public.
Minor head injuries commonly occur in children and adolescents. Approximately 50% of children who visit hospital emergency departments with a head injury are given a CT scan unnecessarily. Exposure to radiation increases the lifetime risk of cancer because a child’s brain tissue is more sensitive to ionizing radiation. Clinical observation prior to CT decision-making for children with minor head injuries is an effective approach when the PECARN Pediatric Head Injury/Trauma algorithm is paired with physician judgement.
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
SafeKids USA brings injury prevention information directly to kids and their families.
(SCPCP) SCPC is the established leader for process improvement in the hospital environment. It improves cardiovascular care by driving change founded in science, organizing data, sharing tools, technologies, education and support that hospitals need to become communities of excellence.
(STN) mission is to ensure optimal trauma care to all people locally, regionally, nationally and globally through initiatives focused on trauma nurses related to prevention, education and collaboration with other healthcare disciplines. The Society of Trauma Nurses also provides educational programs, mentoring, interest groups, prevention resources, outreach and services to its members to assist trauma nurses in performance improvement and professional development.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.
“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.
Learn more at dhs.gov/stopthebleed.