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Injury Prevention Classes


Accident Avoidance Workshop

Direct On Scene Education (DOSE) Safe Sleep

First Responders are trained to identify infant safe sleep hazards while responding to emergency and non-emergency calls. Operations personnel are quick to educate families in an attempt to lower infant deaths due to unsafe sleep environments.

If personnel find an expectant mother or infant less than one year of age, they will initiate an “environmental check” and distribute a Baby Safe Sleep Kit. If any hazards are found in the home or in the baby’s sleep space, they are identified, removed, and the family is educated as to why they must be kept away from the baby.

The verbal education is the key to behavior change in the field. First Responders are on scene to help, giving their message more of an opportunity to make a lasting impression.

Prom Promise

Prom Promise was a program conceived by Nationwide Insurance to help prevent drunk-driving accidents on Prom Night across the country.

Ballad Health’s Trauma Network, along with local police, fire, emergency medical services and funeral homes, use a reenactment to help high school students see the effects of drinking and driving.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® began because of a tragedy: the accidental death of a nurse’s young child while in the care of an adult babysitter. Patricia Keener, M.D. recognized the vulnerability of young children when cared for by unprepared providers, so she created a program to teach young teens how to be better, safer babysitters.

For more than 35 years, Safe Sitter® has been a leader in providing life skills, safety skills, and child care training for youth. Now a national nonprofit organization with over 900 Registered Providers in all 50 states, Safe Sitter® continues to help build safer communities by providing youth with the skills they need to be safe while home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Safe Stars

The Safe Stars initiative recognizes youth sports leagues throughout Tennessee for providing the highest level of safety for their young athletes. Safe Stars consists of 3 levels: gold, silver, and bronze, and involves implementation of policies around topics such as concussion education, weather safety and injury prevention.

Safe Stars’ goal is to provide resources and opportunities for every youth sports league to enhance their safety standards. The criteria for achieving recognition as a Safe Stars league has been developed by a committee of health professionals dedicated to reducing sports-related injuries among youth.

Stop the Bleed

The purpose of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.

Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public.

Teen Dating Violence

The ultimate goal of education about youth violence is to stop teen dating violence before it begins. During the preteen and teen years, young people are learning the skills they need to form positive, healthy relationships with others.

Therefore it’s an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent patterns of teen dating violence that can last into adulthood.

Trauma Nurses Talk Tough

This program is offered to all area high schools. It shows the consequences of driving under the influence or distracted.

It is marketed by reaching out to the high schools and offering the program. Most area high schools will use this for their driver education program.

And much more…

Our Ballad Health Trauma and Injury Prevention coordinators will be happy to assist with any other classes or courses you would like.

Examples include:

  • Medications and Fall Prevention
  • Distracted Driving Courses/Drunk Driving
  • Stepping On Fall Prevention
  • Helmet, Water, or Fire Safety
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Battle of the Belt
  • Car Seat Checks

We can also attend any festival or children’s events to be available to educate children and their families.

Learn more

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