Prevent Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Here are a few safety tips to protect you and your loved ones from injury. Learn these tips and share them with those around you.

If you suspect someone has a brain or spinal cord injury:

  • Call 911.
  • Keep the victim's head in the same position.
  • Leave the victim in the vehicle unless there is obvious danger of fire.
  • Leave the victim’s helmet on his or her head.
  • Leave the victim in the water: allow the person to float face up in a shallow area.

Trauma prevention tips:

  • Safety belts save lives. Buckle up every time you’re in a vehicle, no matter where you sit.
  • Wait until you are 21 to drink. Never drive when you have been drinking or ride in a vehicle if the driver has been drinking. 
  • Wear proper sports gear. Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard or ATV.
  • Feet first, first time. Carefully walk into water to check for depth and objects before jumping or diving.