What: TRAUMARAMA: EAST meets WESTlake
When: January 15, 2019: 8:50am-4:15pm
Who: First 500 WHS students who sign up. Register HERE!
Where: WHS PAC
Questions: Holly Hubbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eastern Association of Surgeons of Trauma (EAST) is holding their 2019 conference in Austin in January. Since 2012, EAST has hosted a Community Outreach Program in conjunction with its Annual Scientific Assembly. Members of the EAST Injury Control and Violence Prevention Committee (ICVP) coordinate the program and travel into the community to deliver high-quality, high-profile injury prevention programs around public health topics such as distracted driving, vehicle safety, gun safety, and careers in medicine panel. This year, EAST chose Westlake as their outreach community! Approximately 80 trauma surgeons will travel to WHS to spend the day with our students discussing topics that are important to teenagers and safety. This day will be an excused absence and will not count against exemptions.
Session Offerings (Overview)
We have a full day planned! Students will rotate through all 4 offerings:
Learning to Overcome Driving Distractions:
How do you deal with distractions when driving? During this session, you will practice driving a simulator and use VR headsets to overcome distractions, work on puzzles that require critical thinking and play distraction games. Within the context of all activities, physicians and experts in the field will demonstrate ways for the students to overcome distractions that can appear while driving and to build skills that limit their risk of engaging in these activities when they are behind the wheel of an actual car.
Whether you like it or not, firearms are a reality in our 2018 culture. Come learn the basics of gun safety. In partnership with the Be SMART campaign and Leesa Ross of the Texas Gun Sense Board, this section will focus on the importance and keys of gun safety. It is important to note that within this section, there will be no discussion on the benefits of owning a firearm or the negative aspects of firearms. The position of this section of the program is to talk about how to safely navigate firearms. The following will be discussed: case study where a firearm was not utilized safely, how to identify a firearm, basic safety knowledge points about firearms, what to do and who to call if a firearm is found, how to properly and safely store a firearm and how to talk about firearms safety.
Stop the Bleed
If you were faced with a life threatening emergency where someone was bleeding, could you save their life? Stop the Bleed teaches non-medical providers how to successfully identify a life-threatening injury, use a tourniquet, hold pressure on a wound, compact a wound if necessary and keep safe in an emergency. The program has been delivered to over 150,000 people across the United States, ranging in people age 8-80, and provides slightly more advanced skills than basic CPR. At the completion of Stop the Bleed, students will earn a certification in Bleeding Control Basics.
Career in Medicine
Are you considering a career in the medical field? This is your chance to talk to surgeons about their choices: what helped prepare them for college and med school, what they like, what they dislike about their career choice, and how is their work/life balance? It’s up to you to get all your questions answered about an exciting career in the medical field.
After the day learning about safety and the medical field, this is your wrap up time. It’s a chance to ask questions, share your thoughts and ideas and process the new information that you’ve learned. Be thinking throughout the day about what questions you have and you will have a chance to pre-submit them.