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Injury Prevention

The best treatment for trauma is prevention.  South Shore Hospital’s Trauma Center is committed to providing information and resources to keep the residents in our communities safe.  Our injury prevention coordinator organizes South Shore injury prevention programs and works with local, regional, and state committees to develop injury prevention methods and events.  Listed below are some of the injury prevention programs offered by South Shore Hospital.  Email trauma@sshosp.org to inquire about or request a program.

HeadSmart

HeadSmart is a post concussion management program with the goal of preventing second impact and MTBI by assessing patient's recovery and readiness to return to play. Drs. Janet Kent, Rehabilitation Services and the Neurodiagnostic staff have worked with school nurses, trainers and officials to make this program available for community athletes.  “HeadSmart- A Healthy Transition After Concussion” is a South Shore Hospital community benefits program and has been adopted as a resource for parents and schools by the Massachusetts Medical Society

Youth Health Connection 

A community benefits program of South Shore Hospital, the Youth Health Connection promotes health knowledge and risk prevention on issues such as suicide prevention, parenting skills, seatbelts, distracted driving, concussions, prom safety, underage drinking. 

AARP Driver Safety Program

A comprehensive course offered three times a year at South Shore Hospital since 2008.  Course provides research-based information to help older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills.  It also helps to identify warning signs and coping skills for driving retirement in those at risk.  Visit AARP.

Falls Prevention

South Shore Hospital’s Injury Prevention Program uses the SLIP (Senior Lifestyles & Injury Prevention) Program developed by Society of Trauma Nurses designed to educate the geriatric population at risk for poor outcomes related to falls.  Home safety evaluation checklist is available through rehabilitation services.  Falls prevention will be further enhanced with the Fragile Fracture Program. Click here for a PDF version of our "Stepping Out Safely" brochure, an injury-prevention program for older Adults.

Child Passenger Safety Car Seat

South Shore Hospital sponsors an annual car seat safety check point.  Two of our RN certified CPS technicians work with local and state police to offer this check point and participate in other area events.   Other child passenger safety resources include:

SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Program

A comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Risk evaluation is started by staff in the  emergency department to  provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.  Visit  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).

Safe Parenting Program 

SSH partners with Isis Parenting as a preferred provider of prenatal & early parental education.  Topics include: CPR, SIDS, co-bedding, and baby-proofing.

    

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