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July 2016

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You, too, can rent a distracted driving simulator
With funding from State Farm Insurance, the Southern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (SMRTAC) has acquired a distracted driving simulator. Reputable groups and organizations are welcome to borrow it.

Patient Care

Emergency providers first to treat traumatized children, families
As the front line in treating children and families dealing with traumatic stress, emergency providers not only manage pain and injuries but also provide emotional support and ensure ongoing psychological and social care.

Fractures the most common trampoline injury
Despite efforts to make trampolines safer, kids are getting injured in increasingly inventive ways. Many have displaced fractures that adult providers may not feel comfortable treating.

Prevention best medicine for heat-related illness
Physicians and emergency providers should be part of the effort to educate patients and the public about the dangers of heat-related illness.

Torso trauma different in kids
A child's unique anatomy makes torso injuries more challenging to diagnose and manage — and often more severe — than similar injuries in adults.

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