Trauma, Critical Care

Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention

In addition to care at our medical facilities, the Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery actively works in our communities to reduce and prevent injuries and the need for emergency medical care and to further the knowledge and skills of care providers.

Trauma Outreach

As the only Level 1 Trauma center in Southern Arizona, we play a leading role in issues related to trauma and critical care. Our trauma outreach programs include:

  • Information for community groups interested in learning more about the trauma problem, how to prevent trauma and how the trauma system works
  • Outreach to government officials to help them develop public policy to improve trauma care systems
  • Outreach to lawmakers so they can create better laws concerning the trauma care system and injury prevention 

Injury Prevention

Southern Arizona’s only Level 1 Trauma center, Banner University Medical Center - Tucson, treats over 4,000 children and adults that have been involved in trauma each year. Trauma can occur at any age.  These patients have suffered injuries resulting from bicycle crashes, motor vehicle crashes, serious falls and violent encounters.   An important factor in preventing trauma is educating the public on how to prevent serious injuries.

In collaboration with other agencies around southern Arizona, the injury prevention program provides education to schools, community groups and other healthcare providers.

Some recent programs that BUMC-T has developed and participated in:

  • U of A Spring Break  Safety Fair
  • Camp Scrubs
  • Senior Stand Tall Fall Prevention
  • Distracted Walking- Pedestrian Safety
  • Parks Rx
  • Water Safe Babies
  • Camp Scrubs
  • Safe Hiking
  • Wake Up Program
  • Texting and Driving Awareness

Our injury prevention programs are porvided free of charge and donations to help fund the porgam are always welcomed and greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact:
Susan Kinkade
Injury Prevention and Outreach Educator
Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Tel: 520-694-4713
Email:  susan.kinkade@bannerhealth.com