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 Program

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 at Stop the Bleed Washington >>

Injury Care News

Intensive Care Unit Readmission in Injured Older Adults: Modifiable risk factors and implications

Preventing complications, and particularly respiratory complications and delirium in older trauma patients could lower the chances of intensive care unit (ICU) readmission and reduce the risk of death, researchers at the University of Washington School…

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2024 LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month

PRIDE today Today, LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month celebrates our nation’s diverse populations including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning one’s sexual or gender identity), Intersex, and other sexual orientations besides heterosexual. This observance began after the…

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April is National Minority Health Month

Improving Health Outcomes through our Cultures, Communities & Connections Each April, the HIPRC raises public awareness on National Minority Health Month (NMHM). This year’s NMHM theme is about understanding how the unique environments, cultures, histories,…

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NEW Community Health Toolkit Launched

The Rural Health Information Hub recently released their Rural Community Health Toolkit. A toolkit is meant to help organizations and public health sectors learn how to identify community needs, find evidence-based models, plan and implement…

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2024 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is excited to invite you to the 2024 Spinal Cord Injury Wellness Summit! This FREE annual educational symposium offers a variety of programming for SCI consumers and providers, including presentations/demonstrations,…

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Understand the Differences: 988, 911, and 211

How do the numbers differ? The NEW 988 Lifeline A support number that provides lifesaving suicide prevention and crisis services to people struggling with mental health. Learn more >> 911 An emergency number currently used…

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