What are concerns associated with traumatic injury?

Traumatic injury causes physical disability and death. Traumatic injury has surpassed disease as a leading public health concern, hitting our children and elders the hardest. It is the leading cause of unintentional death for Kansans ages 1 to 44.

When you suffer a serious injury you need timely public access via:

  • Rapid activation of the EMS system
  • Emergency medical care in and out of the hospital setting
  • Transport to the nearest appropriate hospital
  • Stabilization in the emergency department
  • Possible surgical intervention
  • Acute hospital care and rehabilitation

All of this reduces the chance that you will become severely disabled or die.

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1. What are concerns associated with traumatic injury?
2. For every trauma-injury-related death, how many injuries are there?
3. Are trauma centers needed everywhere?
4. What are the benefits of a systematic approach to trauma injuries?
5. How old is the Kansas Trauma System?
6. What are some decisions currently being made by the Kansas Trauma System?
7. What are some ways I can get involved and help?