Category: Trauma

Trauma families find comfort through new program

Trauma families find comfort through new program

Few expect to find themselves in the waiting room at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Trauma Center. None of them want to be there. Yet once they arrive, often they stay. Sometimes they stay for hours. Sometimes they stay for weeks.
For Cindi Silvey, it was exactly 12 days. For those 12 days in September

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Ensure a Safe New Year’s with a Designated Driver

Ensure a Safe New Year’s with a Designated Driver

Everyday, we work hard to make sure you and those you love are taken care of. It’s what we do, and we enjoy it. And we know that emergencies happen, but sometimes emergencies can be avoided, especially those that happen when it comes to drunk driving.
We wanted to share a few words that can be the result of

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As Temperatures Drop the Focus on Fire Prevention Should Rise

As Temperatures Drop the Focus on Fire Prevention Should Rise

With the cold winter months approaching, furnaces are firing up and electric space heaters are coming out of storage. Heating is one the top five home fire hazards along with cooking, smoking, candles and damaged or outdated electrical wiring. “As trauma and burn surgeons we always see an increase in burns and inhalational injuries as

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Trauma services encourages teens to buckle up

Trauma services encourages teens to buckle up

For three years, Heather Heil has helped a Missouri Department of Transportation committee teach Missouri high school students the importance of seatbelt safety. Seatbelt usage for Missouri teenagers is 66 percent, which is quite low says Heil, injury prevention outreach coordinator for trauma services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Heil says she’s concerned because, in some cases,

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Not If, But When: Disaster Preparedness

Not If, But When: Disaster Preparedness

In recent years, devastating tornadoes, hurricanes and fires; explosions at manufacturing plants; and mass-casualty shootings and bombings have brought home the fact that every town and city needs to prepare an effective and efficient response to a variety of community emergencies.
“St. Louis is vulnerable to tornadoes and flooding, and according to geologists, it’s pretty

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Violence prevention in the community

Violence prevention in the community

Violence in America has become an epidemic. It threatens not only your physical health but the integrity of simple social foundations such as family, community and health care systems.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013, from infants to the elderly, violence affects people in all stages of life. In

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A day in the life of a trauma nurse

A day in the life of a trauma nurse

It’s truly a team effort when it comes to providing the very best care for patients who are critically injured. We’re taking a look inside the daily lives of some of our trauma team members. Today, we’re following Megan Wojick, RN, CEN, a trauma nurse specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

The Barnes-Jewish Hospital Charles F.

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A day in the life of a trauma nurse practitioner

A day in the life of a trauma nurse practitioner

It’s truly a team effort when it comes to providing the very best care for patients who are critically injured. We’re taking a look inside the daily lives of some of our trauma team members. Today, we’re following Jessica File, ANP-BC, a trauma and acute care services nurse practitioner at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Jessica File,

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A day in the life of a 44ICU nurse

A day in the life of a 44ICU nurse

It’s truly a team effort when it comes to providing the very best care for patients who are critically injured. We’re taking a look inside the daily lives of some of our trauma team members. Today, we’re following Kim Street, BSN, RN, a charge nurse in the surgical, burn and trauma ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Saying ‘thank you’ to EMS professionals for a job well done

Saying ‘thank you’ to EMS professionals for a job well done

The work done by area emergency medical service (EMS) professionals is critical in saving lives and improving outcomes. So Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University EMS and St. Louis Children’s Hospital teamed up once again to say thank you to area first responders for their service to the community.
On Thursday, May 23, this year’s annual thank

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