At Intermountain Medical Center we don't just focus on caring for patients when they come into our emergency department. Our trauma team is involved in many community outreach initiatives designed to help prevent injuries and keep people out of the hospital.

Our Injury Prevention Initiatives

TeenDriving

Checkpoints — Teen Driving Program

We've partnered with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department and Sandy Clinic to give parents and teens resources to keep teens safe on the roads. The Checkpoints program — sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — emphasizes teen diving contracts with parent involvement and has been proven to reduce high risk behaviors in teen drivers.

Seniors

Stepping On — Falls Prevention

We've partnered with the Department of Health to help prevent falls for those age 65 and older. We recommend the Stepping On program, which is endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been proven to reduce the risk of falls for older adults.

ZeroFatalities

Zero Fatalities

We've teamed up with the Zero Fatalities organization to help them with their goal of having zero fatalities on Utah's roadways. Together we've done many awareness-raising events and worked to educate the public on ways to prevent motor-vehicle accidents.

Stop the bleed

Stop the Bleed

We've partnered with the Utah COT and the Committee on Trauma for Stop the bleed, an international injury prevention initiative aimed at teaching members of the public how to control major hemorrhage before pre-hospital care arrives. The goal of the Utah COT is to empower each trauma center in Utah to implement this program in their respective regions, and to increase collaboration and communication between Utah's trauma centers. 

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. This initiative aims to educate all adults and to empower citizens to act when a life is at stake, whether from an individual act or a mass casualty event. 

Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. There are some very simple actions anyone can take to help save a life.