trauma_community.jpgThe Level I Trauma Center offers many injury prevention programs for school districts. Topics are for all age groups and include, but are not limited to, driver’s education and prom programs, drug and alcohol abuse programs, risk-taking programs, and summer safety. The programs, all of which are free of charge, are normally presented in the classroom setting with the exception of the prom and summer safety programs, which are done as assemblies. We would be happy to demo our programs for you if you’d like.

In addition, The Level I Trauma Center would be happy to attend your community event or meeting to speak and give information on the topic of trauma. It is our feeling that the more knowledge the public has about trauma systems and our trauma center and how we operate, the more the public will understand how important they are. We also offer the program “Don’t Fall for Us” to our senior citizens. This free program addresses one of the most common mechanisms of injury we see in our senior citizens, falls. 

ALCOHOL ABUSE & OUTCOMES

This PowerPoint program is presented in the classroom setting and addresses the abuse of alcohol and its possible outcomes. Students are presented with facts related to alcohol use and statistics on underage drinking. The program explores possible reasons for underage alcohol consumption and myths surrounding underage alcohol use. The program also presents some of the traumatic outcomes related to underage drinking.

Target Audience: Middle and high school-aged students
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 2,800

DRIVERS' EDUCATION

This program is presented in the schools and addresses driver education topics and the implications of not obeying the rules of the road. Students are presented with facts on proper use of seatbelts, the anatomy of a crash and how injuries occur. Actual case studies (identities protected) are also presented to illustrate and the negative outcomes of high-risk behaviors. Presented in the classroom setting.

Target Audience: High school students in driver's education classes.
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 59,500

Click here to view presentation by Dave Groves, Trauma Outreach Coordinator, to students of the Lenape School District.

DON’T FALL FOR US!!

This program was developed for the senior citizen population in our area. Data indicates that falls in this population are a leading cause of death and disability. The program addresses the different areas of the home where falls can occur and offers information to the participant on how to avoid falls in those areas. Items such as throw rugs, slippery floors, stairs and clutter are addressed. Program participants watch a PowerPoint presentation and answer pre and post questionnaires. (The Trauma Center is working on funding to provide participants with fall prevention tool kits to be distributed during the program). To be presented in churches or senior citizen complexes.

Target Audience: Adults aged 55 and older
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 4,675

PARENTS' PROM PROGRAM

This program was developed at the request of several school districts. Some school districts have implemented “pre-prom” programs for the parents of students attending the prom and graduating at the end of the school year. Presented in an assembly setting prior to high school prom and graduation time, this program addresses behaviors typically seen with teenagers, especially at this point in the school year. The PowerPoint presentation shown to the parents is a “condensed” version of the program presented to the students and addresses such things as DUI, seat-belt use, and peer pressure. Facts and actual case studies (identities protected) are used to illustrate the tragic outcomes of high-risk behaviors. The program is sometimes presented in conjunction with a representative from local law enforcement.

Target Audience: Parents of high school-aged teenagers.
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 800

PROM PROGRAM

Presented in an assembly format at the participating school, this PowerPoint presentation presents students with the horrific outcomes of DUI and non seat-belt use. Facts and actual case studies (identities protected) are used to illustrate the potential outcomes of these high-risk behaviors. The program is often given in conjunction with members of local law enforcement, EMS providers and MADD participants.

Target Audience: High school-aged teenagers
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 87,950

RISK TAKING

This PowerPoint program is targeted at the middle and junior high school-aged students. The program addresses the outcomes of participating in high-risk behaviors such as not wearing helmets in wheeled activities and high-risk illegal activities such as drinking and drug use and their possible traumatic outcomes. Spinal cord and brain injuries and their related statistics are presented along with case studies (identities protected). Can be presented in the assembly or classroom setting.

Target Audience: Middle and junior high school-aged students
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 8,200

STOP THE BLEED

It is estimated that more than 30,000 lives could be saved a year with effective bleeding control. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so quickly stopping the bleeding is critical. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide immediate care if they are equipped with the appropriate training and resources. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to provide training so that bystanders are able to act as immediate responders.

Cooper educators are available to take the program to community groups and businesses – please contact the educators via email at StopTheBleed@cooperhealth.edu to request the program be held at your location.

TEENAGE DRUG USE & OUTCOMES

Program Description This PowerPoint program can be presented in assembly or classroom format. Classroom format is highly recommended to involve students. Students are presented with drug facts, statistics, and possible traumatic outcomes of use. Slides address the most common drugs seen in this area, how some are made, their effects on the body, possible reactions, and how their use often leads to tragic outcomes such as car crashes, assaults, and gunshot and stab wounds. Actual case studies (identities protected) are used to enforce the information.

Target Audience: Middle to high school-aged students. This program has also had great success in the juvenile detention setting.
Contact: Debra Williams RN, MSN, CCRN-K, TCRN, Trauma Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 856.342.3430
Number of Participants to Date: Approximately 28,600