Memorial Hospital plays an active role in the following injury prevention programs:
For information about injury prevention programs or to set up a presentation, please call trauma services at Memorial Hospital at 719-365-2872 or send an email to:InjuryPrevention@uchealth.org.
5th Grade Trauma Education Program
Outreach education program designed to help reduce injuries in the pediatric population by offering direct education to the 5th-grade students in area elementary schools.
Trauma talks Tough
This program provides education for young drivers and at-risk youth from the medical perspective and offers both the consequences of unsafe driving practices and wise choices. Trauma Services will offer this program presentation to both small classrooms and large auditoriums at area high schools in conjunction with Drive Smart High School Challenge drivesmartcolorado.com The presentation includes an Emmy nominated documentary filmed in El Paso County, called “An Adventurous Heart”.
Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program
The Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Program was started in August 2009. This very important program was developed in response to a sudden increase in shaken baby syndrome (now called abusive head trauma) in our region.
Based on the research of Dr. Mark Dias of Hershey Medical Center in Penn State, the program provides one-on-one education at the bedside. Parents learn that babies cry a lot and they should have a plan in place for when frustration builds. This standard-of-care education is provided to all new families in partnership with providers and law enforcement throughout the area.
Motivated by the tragedy at Sandy Hook, this national education program is designed to teach civilians to intervene and prevent death between the time of injury and the arrival of first responders.
The Trauma Program at UCHealth Memorial is pleased to offer Stop the Bleed™ train the trainer and layperson training. This training is part of a national campaign to enhance survivability due to life-threatening hemorrhage.
UCHealth Memorial has been awarded a CDPHE EMTS grant for $18,250 to provide 410 bleeding control kits to local schools, law enforcement and businesses.
Life Support classes for medical professionals and the public offered at Memorial Hospital Central and Memorial Hospital North
- PALS Initial Course
- BLS Certification Course
- ACLS Recertification Course
- Heartsaver AED Course
- Heart Saver First Aid Class
- NRP Part II Skills Class
- Parent/Infant CPR Class
- ACLS Initial Class
- PALS Recertification Class
- OB ACLS Class