Community Injury Prevention Program

Helping the New Orleans Community Practice Safe Habits

Our hospital offers free outreach programs to help the New Orleans community. By practicing better habits of safety and caution, you can prevent future trips to the hospital. Read below for more information.

> 2019 Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Cost: Free
When: July 27-28, 2019
Where: Rapides Regional Medical Center, 211 4th Street, Alexandra, La 71301

To register, please complete the online form, or contact Michael Toups, michael.toups2@lcmchealth.org.

> Child safety seat installation

It's estimated that 96% of all child restraints are installed incorrectly. Our team can teach you how to select the proper child restraint, ensure that your child is placed into the restraint properly, and correctly install the restraint in your vehicle. Everyone who participates in the Child Safety Seat Installation program will receive one-on-one instruction from National Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians or Instructors.

Cost: Free
When: Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m.
Where: Louisiana State Police Troop B, 2101 1-10 Service Road in Kenner.

For list of ALL statewide fitting stations led by UMC New Orleans:

> Child passenger safety technician certification class

The certification class provides national certification as a CPS Technician to help decrease injury and fatalities on the roads of Louisiana.

Become a fitting station

You must complete the class before you can become a fitting station. For more information about fitting stations, click here. Sign up for the class and complete this application so your facility/agency can develop and host a fitting station.

> Sudden impact

The number one killer of teens is motor vehicle crashes. Through a partnership with the Louisiana State Police, we have an interactive program to decrease injuries and fatalities due to driving impaired, driving without using a seat belt and distracted driving. The school must commit to the entire sophomore class' participation and provide transportation to the hospital. We offer Mock Crashes, Mock Trials, Senior Presentations and Parent Presentations.

Cost: Free
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: UMC Conference Center (pre-scheduled)

The Trauma Center's Injury Prevention programs on such topics as summer safety, Mardi Gras, seat belt, travel and roadway safety, and preventing falls among senior citizens. Call 504.702.2295 or 504.702.2296 for additional information about any of these programs or to arrange a presentation.

> STOP

The School Based Trauma Outreach Program (STOP) is dedicated to promoting safety to prevent accidental injuries and deaths of children. The interactive program includes instruction on bicycle, pedestrian, motor vehicle and gun safety. The interactive program is perfect for young children kindergarten through second grade. Our team can bring this free program to your child’s school, organization, summer camp or church group.

Cost: Free

> Law enforcement hemorrhage control & tourniquet training

Hemorrhage is the number one cause of preventable death in penetrating trauma. Early hemorrhage control is necessary to increase the survivability of any victim, including law enforcement whose priority is to stop or isolate the event. After completing tourniquet trainings, several first responders have saved lives through tourniquet application following a motor vehicle crash, underscoring the necessity of tourniquet training for law enforcement and the general public, much like CPR is for cardiac arrest.

Click here to learn more about UMC's tourniquet training course and to download the registration form.

Cost: Free

> Stop the Bleed program

UMC has been a pioneer in injury prevention and lifesaving techniques. Part of this effort is our commitment to the Department of Homeland Security "Stop the Bleed" Campaign. Launched in October 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Click here for more information about this life-saving campaign. The Stop the Bleed program at UMC is a joint venture with LSU Health New Orleans and the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Cost: Free
When: Once a month
Where: UMC Conference Center, Room D

CLICK HERE to register for a Stop the Bleed class at UMC.