Being an adult Level I Trauma Center means we provide the highest level of specialty expertise for every aspect of an injury. Our trauma center covers every aspect of an injury, from injury prevention to rehabilitation. We also have a strong commitment to community planning and prevention, professional education and research.
Prevention is the best way to reduce traumatic injuries and save lives. As part of the being the adult Level I Trauma Center, we are committed to community injury prevention education. Froedtert & MCW nurses and Medical College of Wisconsin physicians reach out to the community with programs aimed at preventing behaviors that may result in injury. Programs include:
- "Choose Safe" Injury Prevention — check out our injury prevention resources
- Preventing Falls in Older Adults — offers tips to help older adults make their homes safer to prevent falls
- Suicide Prevention — Find information on recognizing the warning signs of suicide and resources for where to find help.
- "Stop the Bleed" Training — You could be the difference between life and death. In the event of uncontrolled bleeding call 911, then put this training to use to "Stop the Bleed."
Froedtert & MCW staff is involved in disaster planning for the region by participating in community disaster exercises involving police, emergency medical services and other hospitals. The scenarios differ with each exercise. The hospital simulates victims with by using volunteers or “paper” patients.