Trauma Center

Community Injury Prevention Program

Helping the New Orleans Community Practice Safe Habits

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 pm
Where: Louisiana State Police Troop B, 2101 1-10 Service Road in Kenner.

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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.

Learn more about Fitting Stations

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Learn More about our one-day Basic Awareness Class

Transporting Children with Special Healthcare Needs

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 am to 2:30 pm
Where: University Medical Center 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.


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 University Medical Center's tourniquet training course and to download the registration form.

Cost: Free

Stop the Bleed program

University Medical Center 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 University Medical Center is a joint venture with LSU Health New Orleans and the Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

CLICK HERE to register for a Stop the Bleed class at University Medical Center.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).