Health First Trauma Physicians, Nurses Hosts Teddy Bear 'Boo Boo' Clinic at Tropical Elementary School
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (January 26, 2018) - Physicians and nurses from Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center's Trauma Center will be making a special visit to first-and second-graders at Tropical Elementary School (885 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island) at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 30, for a Teddy Bear "Boo Boo" Clinic.
The Health First physicians will bring teddy bears and medical supplies to teach more than 100 students about casting and splinting. The children will develop stories about each of their bears and their "injuries." The kids will then have the opportunity to tend to the bears' ailments with dressing and splints. The children will also get to take their bears home as part of the outreach.
The Health First Trauma Center at Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center is celebrating its 17th anniversary of providing critical care for residents of Brevard County. Designed to treat the most life-threatening injuries, the Trauma Center serves all of Brevard County and portions of Indian River and Osceola counties, treating more than 2,500 patients each year. The Trauma Center is supported by Health First's First Flight, a critical care air ambulance. The Trauma Center's goal is to provide a full-spectrum of trauma services, from safety and injury prevention programs to advanced life-saving care for patients to follow-up treatment. For more information, please visit HF.org
or call 321.434.1913.