UNC Tar Heel Trauma Program
University of North Carolina Hospitals is a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center designated by the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) and verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). UNC Hospitals also serves as the lead agency for the Mid Carolina Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and as the designated burn center for North Carolina.
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Pilot Program Yields Positive Results America Walks is deeply troubled by the sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities over the last decade. Last year, 6,227 pedestrians were killed. This was up from almost 6,000 in 2017 and the largest number since 1990. Seniors, people of color and low-income individuals are at greatest risk – over twice Read More
Here are smart tips on how to get children to and from school safely, whether they walk, ride the bus, carpool or bike.
Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer away from shore. If at all possible, swim near a lifeguard. Read More
Greetings to you all, In service as Chair and on behalf of the State Trauma Advisory Committee’s (STAC) Injury Prevention Subcommittee, I am writing this letter to formally voice opposition to some recently filed legislation, Senate Bill 566 (SB566) and House Bill (HB615), short titled, the NC Consumer Fireworks Safety Act. It is the wish Read More
Chances are you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling. A Matter of Balance is a proven program designed to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity. Southern Maine Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to help provide this program. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage Read More
The North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center Donates 350 Fire Extinguishers to Families in Need A fire in Efland, North Carolina launched an idea for fire safety classes that eventually grew to a collaboration between the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Orange County Fire Marshal and Safe Kids that culminated Read More
Parents, pet owners need to prepare for interactions between children, dogs CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Dogs are often times a much loved and trusted part of families, but some dogs have a history of aggressive behavior, which can be especially concerning when young children are involved. Pediatric surgeons at UNC Hospitals say they are seeing an Read More
The UNC Trauma program hosted eight emergency medical technician (EMT) teams at its 5th annual Paramedic Skills Competition on Tuesday, May 2, at the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus. Two men hang a banner. One of them has a heart attack and falls off his ladder, knocking his co-worker off of the other ladder. Someone driving Read More
This year a team of UNC Hospitals’ personnel conducted Trauma Day, previously called ED Day, to benefit area high school students who have been selected as UNC Hospitals’ volunteers. The interdisciplinary group put together a large-scale simulation that educated students while enhancing high-tech, inter-professional simulations at UNC Hospitals.
In August, UNC Hospitals held a mass casualty exercise to evaluate the organization’s preparedness for the unthinkable – an active shooter event on the premises. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, was a typical weekend morning at UNC Hospitals – calm, with nothing out of the ordinary happening on the premises – until a man barged into Read More
Do you want to be safe while you are on the move? Are you afraid of falling? No matter how you are trying to move, you should be safe while you are doing it. Driving, public transportation, walking, and riding bikes are ways to move around Orange County. September 23rd –September 29th is Falls Prevention Read MoreSee event details
CarFit is a free, interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Trained volunteers provide information to ensure the safest “fit” for older drivers and their vehicles. Contact: To schedule your appointment please call Lindsay Bailey at 984-974-2437 or email at Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.orgSee event details
TNCC offers interactive learning with scenario-based assessments and is the premier course for trauma care. A systematic approach to the initial assessment Hands-on training to provide expert care Evidence-based content developed by trauma experts Patient advocacy regarding pain management and family presence Location: UNC Timberlyne Training Center, 1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Details: Read MoreSee event details
ENPC offers interactive learning with scenario-based assessments and is the premier course for emergency pediatric nursing care. Accurate assessment of a child with acute illness or injury Hands-on training to provide expert care Evidence-based content developed by pediatric experts Pediatric Assessment Triangle, Early Intervention, Family Presence Location: UNC Timberlyne Training Center, 1101 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Read MoreSee event details