The majority of injuries in adults and children can be prevented. Simple precautions can be taken to avoid injury. Seat belts, for example, are an easy way to prevent serious injury to you and your passengers. Placing children in proper safety restraints, such as car seats or booster seats, and in the back seat is an easy way to prevent injury to your most prized possessions.
Trauma Nurses Talk Tough
Registered nurses from the Emergency Department present this program to middle and high school students using a slideshow depicting actual cases to illustrate injuries, consequences and prevention strategies for trauma. The program focuses on preventing injuries including head and spinal cord injuries, encouraging seat belt use, discouraging drinking and driving, and understanding the consequences of poor decision making.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, call (406) 751-5775.
Trauma Nurses Talk Tough is currently scheduling presentations with our community's driver education classes.
Helmet Safety Program
Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department personnel know firsthand the devastating effects of head injuries, and they're doing something to help keep sports enthusiasts safer by providing helmets and instruction on how to use them properly.
As a nonprofit program we sell all helmets at cost. Each helmet includes a free fitting and fitting guidelines.
Our current products include:
- Toddler helmets: $5
- Bike helmets: $10
- Multisport helmets: $10
- Ski helmets: $20
- Equestrian helmets: $28
Helmets may be purchased and fitted at the hospital by appointment. For more information about the helmet safety program, call (406) 751-5727.
Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Our recreational therapists hold monthly support group meetings for survivors, families and caregivers of traumatic brain injury. The support group meets the second Monday of each month, 6-8 p.m., in the Summit conference room. The group is open to anyone affected by an open or closed head injury, stroke, aneurysm or concussion.
Attendees are encouraged to share life experiences, challenges and accomplishments while living with traumatic brain injury. They attend for mutual support, friendship and emotional healing. In addition, professionals present programs related to traumatic brain injury such as social skills, compensatory strategies, vocational skills and community reintegration.
For more information, call (406) 756-4725.