American Trauma Society presents award to PRMC

submitted to dorchester banner/prmc Trauma Services at PRMC was recently presented with the American Trauma Society Maryland Chapter 2018 Distinguished Service Award. In the photo, from left, are Sarah Arnett, director of Emergency & Trauma Services at PRMC; Doug Walters, PRMC EMS nurse liaison; Kari Cheezum, PRMC trauma program manager; Tonya Paige, PRMC trauma registrar and Cathy Hampshire, PRMC trauma registrar.

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Trauma Services at PRMC was recently presented with the American Trauma Society Maryland Chapter 2018 Distinguished Service Award. In the photo, from left, are Sarah Arnett, director of Emergency & Trauma Services at PRMC; Doug Walters, PRMC EMS nurse liaison; Kari Cheezum, PRMC trauma program manager; Tonya Paige, PRMC trauma registrar and Cathy Hampshire, PRMC trauma registrar.

SALISBURY — The American Trauma Society (ATS), Maryland Division, recently presented their Distinguished Service Award for 2018 to Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s (PRMC) Trauma Services for their work in injury prevention and dedication to Maryland’s Trauma and EMS system.

The Trauma Services team at PRMC was recognized for their Stop the Bleed initiative — a national awareness campaign that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. As well, they were honored for their participation in the Statewide Distracted Driving Injury Prevention Initiative and the Statewide Injury Prevention Initiative.

Staff members have traveled to local schools to speak with kids about various injury prevention topics. They have also represented the ATS and PRMC at the Maryland Critical Care Symposium and at the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Convention in Ocean City bringing awareness on injury prevention issues to children. Each year they assist with the Mock Crash Demonstration at Wicomico High School, and staff members serve as on the Ocean City Pedestrian Safety Committee.

The American Trauma Society is a voluntary, nonprofit organization celebrating 50 years of being dedicated to preventing traumatic injuries and reducing their consequences. The main missions of the ATS are to provide injury prevention information through public education and to serve as leaders in the development, advocacy and maintenance of trauma systems.

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