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Trauma Specialist to Address Students about Choices

Health
Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lori Morgan, a trauma prevention specialist from UCHealth Memorial Hospital, will be visiting Eads High School for a presentation to teens that will center on making smart choices.  

Specifically, students at Eads High School will learn how the choices they make while driving could impact not only their own life, but the lives of their family members, friends and the entire community.

The program, titled, "Trauma Talks Tough," will be held at the school this Thursday, April 7; at 1:15 p.m. Approximately 50 students are expected to attend the session.

"The goal of the program is to inform young drivers to make wise choices," said Morgan.  "I talk a lot about the brain, a little about physics and I bring show-and-tell items such as a catheter, a chest tube, a halo vest," Morgan said in describing medical devices needed in trauma situations such as car accidents. 

Students also will view a short documentary that tells the story of a teenager from Calhan, which, like Eads, is a small community in rural Colorado.

"Trauma Talks Tough" is part of Memorial's Trauma Prevention Services. In the last six months alone , the program has reached more than 2,000 students in Colorado.

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