With summer on its way, many families are busy planning exciting trips and vacations, both domestic and overseas. With the hustle and bustle of planning, packing and actually getting to your destination, important health and emergency preparation can be overlooked. Essential Medical Emergency Tips When Traveling Follow these tips from the Level I Trauma Center … Continue reading Preparing for medical emergencies when you travel
Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone with life-threatening, uncontrolled bleeding? The Department of Homeland Security’s “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to equip you with this knowledge. Initiated earlier this year, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign teaches police officers, emergency medical services (EMS) and the general community about the proper application and … Continue reading Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed”?
It has been three months since the deadly Dec. 26 tornadoes rolled through North Texas, devastating the lives of people who lived and worked in their path. As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff … Continue reading Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma
In 2009, Karen Bailey was admitted to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with a severe case of pneumonia. After weeks of additional testing, it was confirmed that she had contracted the H1N1 virus, more commonly referred to as swine flu. After spending 101 days in the hospital, Karen was finally discharged home to her … Continue reading Patient turned volunteer brings joy to ICU
Injuries can occur in a split second and often leave us completely unprepared. Vital information such as past medical history, allergies, and medications is crucial to providing care during a medical emergency and can save valuable seconds. Providers and first responders at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center know how critical this … Continue reading Medical ID could save your life during emergencies