Injury prevention and safety programs
Prevention is the foundation upon which a healthy community is built. Education provides you and your family with the building blocks to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The Trauma Center at Holmes Regional Medical Center, preventing injuries and accidents is just as important as treating them. And as a trauma center, we're committed to serving our community through outreach and education.
Through important partnerships with business, industry, government, and the community at large, we offer a variety of safety and educational programs. Numerous nationally acclaimed health education programs are offered through Health First. These programs are specifically designed by various authorizing agencies, such as the American Red Cross and American Heart Association, for the community we serve.
Our team of certified instructors trains individuals in both basic and advanced life-saving skills, as well as teach wellness and prevention programs.
Stop the Bleed
Bystanders are always the first on the scene when a traumatic injury occurs. Time is crucial when waiting for first responders to arrive. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within a
few minutes, so it?s important to ?Stop the Bleed.? ?Stop the Bleed? is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Health First trauma providers and the Brevard County Sheriff?s Office have teamed up to offer hands-on courses teaching basic life-saving interventions
such as using pressure, tourniquet application and hemostatic agents. Class includes a free tourniquet for each participant. This two-hour course, Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con), is designed for all members of our community. The classes are offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Health First Foundation, however, donations are being accepted to ensure the continuation of this life-saving training.
Most classes are held at Health First Education and Training Center:3470 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935. Classes for business and community organizations can be made by appointment.
For more information, Visit HFsaves.org
One in four Americans over the age of 65 fall each year. Every 11 seconds a senior adult is treated in the emergency room for fall related injuries. Each year over 300,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures related to falls. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Heath First Trauma Center has a dedicated fall prevention program free to the community with resources on how to prevent falls in and around the home. Email Trauma@hf.org for more information.
Statistics courtesy of CDC.org
For more information about our community education programs call 321-434-1913.