Prevention, Promotion and Partnerships
Parkview’s commitment to education begins earlier than most realize. As the region’s only Level II Trauma Center, our Emergency and Trauma Departments are dedicated to providing our community with injury and fall prevention events and educational opportunities to our at risk populations
Did you know?
- Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger in the United States. 1
- Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury in ages 65 and older.2
- Nearly 180,000 people die from violence and injuries each year—nearly 1 person every 3 minutes.3
- More than 2.8 million people are hospitalized and 31.7 million people treated in Emergency Rooms as a result of violence and injuries each year.3
- Violence and injuries cost more than $406 billion in medical care and lost productivity each year.4
Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. Through our Kidsville Express, Parkview employees reach out into the schools and child care facilities to educate children in a fun and engaging way to the dangers that can be avoided. This mobile injury prevention program features nine different curriculums that include:
- Smokey - Fire Safety
- Pearl - Water Safety
- Grace - Fall Prevention / Helmet Use
- Carl - Seat Belt and Car Seat Safety
- Germaine - Keeping Your Body Healthy
- Slim - Healthy Eating
- Lane - Street / Traffic Safety
- Homer - Home Safety
- Polly - First Aid & Dialing 911
Matter of Balance
Many fall-related injuries are predictable and preventable. Despite this, falls remain the leading cause of injury in ages 65 and older within our community. Parkview has teamed up with local Senior Resource Development Agency to present A Matter of Balance. Participants are part of an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
Matter of Balance
Parkview also partners with Pueblo’s own American Medical Response with the annual Safety Jam. Bike safety is always a major component but the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Pueblo Police Department, the Pueblo Fire Department, and Black Hills Energy educate and provide demonstrations to children and their families. A bike rodeo is coordinated to teach bike and road safety. Bike helmets are fitted and given away to children with the help of the local Kiwanis Club.
In addition to these programs, Parkview participates in numerous other community injury prevention programs, including:
- Drive Smart Car Seat Safety Checks
- AARP Driver Safety Class
All programs strive to educate our community about preventable injuries.
Trauma Education and Prevention Programs
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online] (2012) [accessed 2015 Jan 14]. Available from URL: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/fatal_injury_reports.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online] (2013) [accessed 2015 Jan 14]. Available from URL: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/nonfatal.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online] (2011) [accessed 2014 Jul 11]. Available from URL: www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/(http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html).
- Finkelstein EA, Corso PS, Miller TR, Associates. Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2006.