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TraumaNet - Trauma Awareness Month

Posted at 2:09 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 15:29:51-04

Although most of the country has been under some degree of stay at home restrictions due to COVID-19, traumatic injuries continue to occur. May is Trauma Awareness Month, and Maryland Trauma Centers are dedicated to bringing awareness and providing information to help the public stay safe.

Many people are taking this opportunity to cross things off of their home project to do lists, children are finding new and inventive activities to do at home and in their neighborhoods, and much of the older population are finding themselves isolated in their homes without the support they may have had prior to COVID-19. Driving speeds have also increased with less people on the roads.

Hospitals are open to care for you. Do not let the fear of contracting COVID-19 keep you from the hospital if you believe you are sick or injured. Many illnesses and injuries must be cared for in an immediate time frame. Trauma, heart attacks, stroke and infections all must be treated by a medical professional as quickly as possible to prevent long term disability or even death.

Maryland hospitals have taken extreme precautions to ensure the safety of all those who need care and treatment. Hospitals have set up separate triage areas for those who have COVID symptoms and have separate hospital units dedicated to COVID treatment.

For more safety tips, click here.