Trauma Burn Center

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Teach children that lighters are tools for adults, not toys.
May 1, 2023
Preventing Youth Fire Misuse

The 2023 Arson Awareness Week theme is Youth Firesetting Prevention, hosted by the United States Fire Administration.  Children are often curious about fire.  While curiosity is normal, there are things you can inform parents and caregivers about to prevent children from experimenting with fire.  Learn more by viewing the recorded webinar taught by Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP from the University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine Trauma Burn Center.  Additional tips and information are also available at USFA and the Trauma Burn Center

January 11, 2023
Creating special moments for patients during the holidays

U-M Health’s Trauma Burn Center is considered one of the best in the country. Each year, the center treats more than 1,400 patients with severe injuries. On top of clinical success, community partners bolster these efforts by improving the experience for patients both during and after they have been in the team’s care. Click through for a look back at special holiday events benefiting those served by the Trauma Burn Center!

October 12, 2022
Fire Prevention Week Celebrates 100 Years!

How fast does fire move? Very fast. You could have less than 2 minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out

October 21, 2021
Halloween Safety

Halloween Impaired Driving Prevention - October 31, 2021

Halloween is meant to be scary, but not when it comes to driving.  Yet, when it comes to impaired driving, Halloween can turn the roads into a horror fest.

August 24, 2021
Prevent your child from playing with fire

And what to do if they’re already misusing candles, matches, lighters and more.

Raise Your Hand for #stopthebleed
May 20, 2021
It's National Stop the Bleed Day! Raise Your Hand for #stopthebleed

You can learn to Stop the Bleed and save a life!  

    • Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for people between 1 – 45 years of age.  Approximately 35% of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss. 
    • That makes uncontrolled bleeding a major cause of preventable deaths.  
    • Death from traumatic blood loss can occur in less than 5 minutes.  But the average EMS response time is 7 – 10 minutes in the U.S.  So emergency bystander and first responder treatment is an essential life-saving skill.
    • In short, the more people and organizations find out about STOP THE BLEED® and become trained and equipped, the more lives that will be saved.
    • Get trained and Raise Your Hand #stopthebleed

Upcoming Events

October 4, 2023 to October 7, 2023
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8:15 am
Phoenix World Burn Congress: Reimagined

Phoenix WBC will be held from October 4 - 7, 2023, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD!

Leland Gayheart Prevention Award
October 6, 2023
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6:00 pm
Gayheart Prevention Award

We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Gayheart Prevention Award!  All nominations for the 2023 Leland Gayheart Award must be submitted by October 31st.

October 11, 2023 to November 21, 2023
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12:00 pm
Next Steps: Managing Life After Trauma

NextSteps is a FREE online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Join us!

October 25, 2023
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6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Support Group for Trauma Survivors

Virtual Support groups are free, 90-minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury.

This month's Topic: TBA

November 8, 2023
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9:00 am to 10:00 am
Online Zoom Tai Chi Classes

9/11/2023 until 11/8/2023

University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center collaborates with Michigan State University Extension to bring you Tai Chi for Fall Prevention!

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise combining slow movement, deep breathing and focuses intention. 

January 15, 2024 to March 6, 2024
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10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Online Zoom Tai Chi Classes/Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Tai Chi is a gentle exercise combining slow movement, deep breathing and focuses intention. 

Registration link will be available soon!