Crozer Health's Trauma Program offers several community outreach programs for kids, seniors and healthcare professionals.
For children and teenagers, the Trauma Center offers public outreach and education programs focusing on trauma prevention, including bicycle safety and seatbelt safety. Crozer professionals reach adolescents by attending community health fairs and presenting programs in schools. Trauma Center personnel hold Car Safety Seat stations which are scheduled periodically so parents, grandparents, and other caretakers can be assured that their child seats are installed correctly.
For All Ages
The nationwide Stop the Bleed program is offered in schools, churches and other community centers to the general public, healthcare professionals, and law enforcement officers.
For Adults and Seniors
The Crozer Regional Trauma Center plays an active role in the senior community. Crozer physicians and other professionals present a range of programs at local senior centers, focusing on a range of topics, including domestic violence and home safety. The Trauma Center also formed a Geriatric Task Force to create guidelines for treating geriatric trauma patients. In addition, the Trauma Center works closely with other Crozer Healthprograms devoted to seniors. These initiatives include the Senior Wellness Program, which coordinates such offerings as the Geriatric Evaluation and Management program and the Senior Support Line, which seniors and their loved ones can call to be connected to various community services; and a Fall Risk Assessment and Intervention Program coordinated by the health system’s Physical Medical and Rehabilitation Department. Healthy Steps for Seniors is also offered in different locations throughout the county.
For Healthcare Professionals
The Crozer Regional Trauma Center serves as an educational resource for other emergency medicine and trauma professionals in the region. The Trauma Center conducts an annual adult and pediatric symposium for healthcare professionals in the community, from physicians to social workers. The Trauma Center participates in frequent continuing education programs specifically geared for emergency medical services professionals. Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses are presented at least twice a year and are open to non- CKHS employees. New this year is the Trauma Nursing Core Course which teaches nurses the basics of trauma resuscitation. Trauma Center professionals also provide periodic educational sessions about various topics for medical students and working professionals. These sessions are provided both at Crozer and in the community.
For more information about outreach programs coordinated by the Crozer Regional Trauma Center, contact Sandra Durgin at 610-447-6091.