Trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals up to the age of 45. Holidays traditionally are a time of travel for families across the United States which is why it’s crucial to keep safety in mind and be prepared to avoid injuries.
It’s important to know where your nearest emergency care services are located, especially if you are traveling this holiday season.
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center’s Emergency Department and Trauma Center are the largest of their kind in California and equipped with the latest technology to treat any holiday disaster.
You might consider yourself the safest driver on the road, but keep these safety tips in mind the next time you travel:
Holiday accidents happen, and in many cases family members and loved ones are the first on the scene. A person can bleed out in less than five minutes, making it important to know how to apply emergency first aid and quickly stop blood loss.
“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign to empower and teach individuals to recognize and treat life threatening bleeding. If an accident does occur with major blood loss, keep these tips in mind:
With the influx of trauma incidents during the holidays, it’s important for your local hospital to have a sufficient blood supply at the ready. Consider making a blood donation this holiday season and save a life.
To learn more about how you can give back this holiday season and to schedule an appointment to donate lifesaving blood, visit our section on Blood Donation.
If you are interested in attending or hosting a Stop the Bleed course, please contact Silvia Sarmiento at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 933-1315.
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