With the introduction of bicycle sharing programs popping up around the country, more and more cyclists are sharing the roads, making bicycle safety an ever-important topic. The Level I Trauma Center at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, sees many injured cyclists each year, especially from those not wearing helmets. … Continue reading 11 bike safety measures to remember
When one thinks of trauma and the types of injuries typically seen at a trauma center, generally the first things that come to mind are major car wrecks, motorcycle injuries or gunshot wounds. People are usually surprised to find out that falls are actually the leading cause of injury — contributing to 34 percent of … Continue reading Preventing falls in older adults
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”?
As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together after a tragedy, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Jeff Quan, a counselor at Eastfield College, recently sat down for a segment of the … 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