Local hospitals are joining forces in honor of Trauma Awareness Month and the 25th anniversary of the county's trauma system. News 8's Jeff Zevely reveals the top 25 tips to keep your family out of a trauma center.
For the past 25 years, San Diego's trauma system has been saving lives.
What used to take hours to accomplish at a hospital can be completed in minutes at any of six trauma centers across the county, where since 1984 the preventable death rate has dropped from 22 percent to less than one percent.
"I know the stats show that patients are surviving their injuries that may have otherwise have not and it's really important," said trauma nurse Jennifer Parker.
In honor of the trauma system's 25th anniversary, trauma teams crafted a top 25 tip list to keep your family out of trouble.
Keep poisons out of reach
Clear clutter to avoid falls
Set your water heater no higher than 120 degrees
On The Road:
Don't drink and drive
Don't drive if you're drowsy
Pull off the road to make a phone call
A trauma surgeon for two decades, Doctor Imad Dandan says it's the simple stuff that will save your life.
When you're out and about, cross busy streets at crosswalks only, don't pet strange dogs and wear a helmet when biking or skateboarding.
One final tip, when you're injured, firefighters and paramedics are trained to look at your cell phone to contact your loved ones. So under the letter "I" leave that information with the acronym ICE, which stands for in case of emergency.
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