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September Continuing Education Classes:

http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/nebraskaems/pages/EMSCalendar.aspx

Sept 8, 0900-1600: Coleridge, EVOC
Sept 13, 1900-2200: Grand Island Fire Station#1, Environmental Emergencies
Sept 14, 0730-1800: Lincoln, 2018 Trauma Symposium, emailsummer.erickson@bryanhealth.orgfor registration form by 9/7/18.
Sept 15, 0900-1600: Creighton, EVOC
Sept 18, 1900-2200: Neligh, EMS Self Defense
Sept 18, 1900-2200: Mary Lanning, Trauma Assessment
Sept 22, 1000-1600, 0900-1500 MDT: Brule, EVOC
Sept 26, 1900-2200: Bartlett, School Shootings

American Heart Association and the Helmsley Charitable Trust Announce $6.5 Million Commitment To Expand and Enhance Stroke Care In Nebraska

NEBRASKA IS THE SECOND STATE TO RECEIVE MISSION LIFELINE STROKE FUNDING!
Mission Lifeline Stroke specifically focuses onconnecting all the components of acute stroke care into a smoothly integrated system that reinforces the use of evidence-based guidelines to timely and effectively treat stroke patients.

Nebraskans have more than 3,400 strokes annually accounting for nearly 800 deaths. Approximately 37,000 Nebraskans (3%) are living with stroke-related disabilities.

TIME IS CRUCIAL!
Each minute of onset -to-treatment time saved grants an average of 1.8 days of extra healthy life....

The online training program 24/7 Fire EMS is now up and running again! All information of completed classes will have been saved and access to all classes is open. For existing users, please use the Username Recover option if you forgot your username and the Password Recover option if your password needs reset. If you had submitted your roster after January 1, 2018, the accounts will be created soon and an email frominfo@hsi.comwill be sent to each member with their login information.

Login site:https://osmanager4.com/247login.aspx

Please feel free to contact Wendy Snodgrass with questions.

Wendy Snodgrass
OFFICE:402-873-5082
CELL:402-314-9184
EMAIL:wendy.snodgrass@nebraska.gov
Hospital Trauma Designations
Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, has been re-designated as a Basic Level Trauma Center for four years.

Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, has been re-verified as a Level 2 Trauma Center and re-designated as an Advanced Level Trauma Center for three years.
Trauma Advisory Board Vacancies 2018


State Trauma Advisory Board:
State Trauma Advisory Board Medical Director – Three Year Term - Vacant
Burn Representative – Three Year Term - Vacant

Region 1 Trauma Advisory Board:
Region 1 Trauma Medical Director – Three Year Term - Term Expires 10/31/18

Region 2 Trauma Advisory Board:
No vacancies

Region 3 Trauma Advisory Board:
Hospital Administrator – Three Year Term - Vacant
Consumer – Three Year Term – Vacant
Rehabilitation Professional – Three Year Term – Vacant
EMS Instructor – Three Year Term – Vacant
Out-of-Hospital Provider – Three Year Term – Vacant

Region 4 Trauma Advisory Board:
Hospital Administrator – Three Year Term - Vacant
NEBRASKA INJURY PREVENTION NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2018



Child Passenger Safety Week

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 23-29, 2018. With Nebraska's new car seat laws taking effect January 1, 2019, part of the focus will be on the changes. Social media posts will be shared and availablea weekbeforeatwww.drivesmartne.org.




Fall Prevention Day
September 22, the first day of fall, marks Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This annual celebration is an opportunity to commit to overall health, empower older adults, and take six steps to stay safe from falls.
The National Council on Aging has aFalls Prevention Awareness Dayweb page with a variety of resources to promote the day. The web page includes a videoabout6 easy steps for preventing fallsas well as a media kit, general resources, webinars and ways to join the discussion with FB and Twitter live events.
ContactGretaGlen,Falls Prevention Coordinator, atgreta.glen@nebraska.govwith any questions on how to participate.



Safe Kids Nebraska
A Safe Walk to School
It is that time of the year again. Those yellow No. 2 pencils are freshly sharpened, folders with the edges still crisp and tidyare placed in newly purchased backpacks; the kids are going back to school. Many of these children will be walking to school. Did you know thatunintentional pedestrian injuriesare the fifth leading cause of injury related death for children ages 5 to 19 in the U.S.? Today,teens face a higher risk of injury and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths.Here are a fewtipson how you can keep kids safe as they begrudgingly walkto school.
School Bus Safety
As we begin the school year, one of the most popular modes of transportation for students is the school bus. Not only is the schoolbusa popular mode of transportation, it is also the safest way to get kids to and from school. However, injuries can occur when students are getting on or off the bus.Take a moment to read througha fewschool bus safety tipsfor both kids and drivers.
Want more tips about how to keep your kids safe on or around school buses?Read more from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Trauma
Many people consider golf a low-level physical activity without much risk for injury. However many injuries can be caused by playing golf, including injuries to the ankle, elbow, spine, knee, hip, and wrist. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 131,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and clinics for golf-related injuries in 2015.
There are basically two types of injuries: acute injuries and overuse injuries. Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic event. Common examples include wrist fractures, ankle sprains, and shoulder dislocations. While overuse injuries are more common in sports than acute injuries, they are subtle and usually occur over time, making them challenging to diagnose and treat. They are a result of repetitive micro-trauma to the tendons, bones, and joints. Common examples include golfer’s elbow and shin splints.
The best way to prevent overuse injuries during sports is to warm up and strengthen muscles. Specifically for Golfer’s Elbow which is an inflammation of the tendons that attach your forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at your elbow. Completing exercises like squeezing a tennis ball for 5 minutes at a time is a simple and effective exercise that will strengthen your forearm muscles.
For more information about preventing sports and overuse injuries visit
For information about the Nebraska Statewide Trauma System or for questions please contact: Clay Jordan, RN, NRP, Trauma Nurse Specialist, DHHS Office of Emergency Health Systems atclay.jordan@nebraska.govor 402-289-7431.
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