Injury prevention is an important component of our trauma program. We collaborate with several organizations, including the Washington State Department of Health, the North Region EMS & Trauma Care Council, and SafeKids Whatcom County, to provide educational programs to the community. Some of these programs include:
- Fall prevention
- Traffic safety initiatives such as occupant protection
- Safe driving practices
- Child passenger safety
In addition, we encourage the utilization of helmets when on skateboards, bicycles or motorcycles and the safe use of ATV's. The number one cause of lives lost during productive years is injury, and an enormous number of people are disabled, imposing a huge financial and social burden on society.