Mercy Medical Center Redding’s Trauma Prevention and Outreach program provides community education and outreach efforts to decrease preventable death and injuries.
Senior Fall Prevention
More than 40% of trauma patients seen at Mercy Medical Center Redding arrived due to a fall. Trauma Prevention and Outreach staff work to reduce these costly injuries. Mercy Medical Center Redding collaborates with multiple agencies and individuals dedicated to reducing fall injuries.
A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator. Dignity Health staff help lead this important program at community locations.
Car Seat Safety Checks
Is your car safety seat installed correctly? If not, you are like most parents. More than 90 percent of car seats checked in California last year were installed improperly. Having your child in a properly installed car seat reduces his/her risk of death or serious injury by as much as 71 percent.
Attend one of our free car seat checks and learn how to install your seat correctly.
Learn more about free car seat events in the Redding area, or for questions, please call our Injury Preventionist at (530) 225-7069.
Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to encourage people to become trained in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Mercy Medical Center Redding offers free two-hour classes open to the community to learn how to apply dressings, tourniquets and hemostatic agents to stop bleeding.