Trauma & Injury Prevention | Trauma & Injury Prevention

Trauma & Injury Prevention

Injuries can strike anyone at any time regardless of race, age, gender or socio-economic status. This is a significant concern for North Dakotans as injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 5-44. North Dakota is 33rd highest in the number of injury-related deaths in the country. North Dakota has an injury-related death rate of 59.3 per 100,000 people, while the national average is 58.4 per 100,000 people. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for North Dakotans age 15-34. (Source: North Dakota Department of Health: Community Health Profiles).

Injuries are classified as either intentional or unintentional. Intentional injuries are those such as homicide and suicide and involve acts with intent to harm. Unintentional injuries are those labeled as “accidents.” However, most unintentional injuries can be prevented with the appropriate interventions.

As a Level II Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons, Trinity Hospital serves northwest North Dakota and eastern Montana. As the region’s leading trauma center, we are dedicated to caring for the people in our community and region. One of the goals of Trinity Trauma Services is to educate our community on injury prevention. The links on this page contain information on a variety of injury prevention topics designed to keep our community injury free.

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