Injury Care

Located in the region’s only level one trauma center, HIPRC researchers have a unique perspective on how to increase positive outcomes for patients.

Our work has influenced trauma treatment in emergency departments across the country. Specific research and program interests among section faculty include pain management and opioids, burn prevention and treatment, pre-hospital care, trauma care systems, Stop the Bleed first aid training, geriatric trauma care, and others.

Featured Programs

Preparing for emergencies

Stop the Bleed equips the public with bleeding control techniques in the event of an emergency. Victims with uncontrolled bleeding injuries can die in 5-10 minutes, but prompt, informed responses from bystanders can buy valuable time for medical personnel to arrive. The national Stop the Bleed program is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus.

Learn more by visiting our WE Stop The Bleed Website > >

Injury Care News

Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM). The 2024 TDVAM theme is “Love Like That.” Selected by the Love is Respect Youth Council “Love Like That” illuminates what “that” means regarding healthy, unhealthy, and…

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Alaska Native Elder Perspectives on Climate Change, Aging, and Injury Risk

The HIPRC is excited to partner with Dr. Stacy Rasmus and the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Drs. Patel and Rasmus are collaborating to investigate Alaska Native elder…

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Experiences of Alaska Native People Living with Burn Injuries

Injuries are a major cause of death and disability in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. A study resulting from a partnership between the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), Alaska Native Medical Center,…

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2023 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Originally published by UW Insider on 11/8/2023. The University of Washington will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the UW Seattle, Medal of Honor…

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2023 Recipient of the Lyndon Haviland Public Health Mentoring Award

Originally published by UW Tacoma on October 16, 2023 “SIMPLY SOMETHING I DO” Dr. Sharon Laing is an associate professor in the UW Tacoma School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership and an adjunct associate professor…

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Fire Prevention Week 2023

National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-13, 2023 This year’s Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) campaign, “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention!™,” works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they…

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