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Trauma Talk is brought to you by Lindsay Bailey and Alex Carrico of the UNC Trauma Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Chapel Hill, NC. We provide injury prevention tips to keep you out of the hospital and regional trauma education and updates on our trauma center.

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Trauma Talk is brought to you by Lindsay Bailey and Alex Carrico of the UNC Trauma Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Chapel Hill, NC. We provide injury prevention tips to keep you out of the hospital and regional trauma education and updates on our trauma center.

    Trauma Survivors Network: Tracy Stickland Shares Amanda's Story

    Trauma Survivors Network: Tracy Stickland Shares Amanda's Story

    In the third installment of Trauma Survivors Network Series of UNC Trauma Talks we spoke with Tracy Stickland, mother of Amanda Stickland, and both a TSN volunteer and UNC Health employee.  Tracy became an employee at UNC Health after Amanda's car accident, which kept her in the hospital for over five weeks. Amanda was "distracted driving', which many may not realize includes eating while driving.  Amanda survived after a hard fight in the hospital but suffered facial injuries and a severe brain injury, which has resulted in short-term memory loss and prevents her from living independently. Tracy provides really important tips and resources on distracted driving that she would like others to know, and provided the online resources that are linked below. Finally,  Tracy wants to emphasize that families in similar positions should be sure to put a legal plan in place for the caregivers' end of life. Tracy shared that Amanda will long outlive her and her other current caregivers. Making sure that Amanda will be taken care once that occurs has been a priority for her family.



    https://www.bianc.net/

    https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

    • 24 min
    TSN Podcast Series Episode 2: Scotty Linville's Story

    TSN Podcast Series Episode 2: Scotty Linville's Story

    In the second installment of Trauma Survivors Network Podcast Series of UNC Trauma Talks we interview Scotty Linville, a TSN volunteer at Wake Baptist Medical Center. Scotty was in a motorcycle accident, suffering serious injuries and has undergone many surgeries as a result. Scotty share his story while also giving other survivors of trauma insight into the ongoing recovery process mentally and physically. Scotty likens the Trauma Survivors Network as a club that nobody asked to join. Listen to his story for motorcycle safety tips related to wearing proper gear, and also for more understanding of the process of recovery that is physical, mental and emotional for trauma survivors. To find out more about the Trauma Survivors Network visit https://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/home

    • 18 min
    Making Seniors Homes Safer: Staying Safe While Social Distancing

    Making Seniors Homes Safer: Staying Safe While Social Distancing

    In this episode, we interview the coordinator of a coalition that helps seniors in Orange County get linked with services that can help make their home safer by installing items such as grab bars, wheelchair ramps, and making minor home repairs. Ryan Lavalley of the Orange County Dept. on Aging discusses the benefits of home safety modification to reduce falls risks and how seniors in Orange County can be linked to services such as Habitat for Humanity who can make repairs at low to no-cost. Not only do they provide injury prevention type modifications, some seniors are even eligible for things like air conditioning repairs that can improve quality of life and reduce risk of heat stroke. Navigating the many agencies in our area can be difficult, and their coalition tries to simplify the process by determining what individuals are eligible for and which agency can best serve them.  To get in touch with the coalition for yourself or a loved one you can contact Ryan at rlavalley@orangecounty.gov. 

    The organizations in the coalition include:

    https://www.orangecountync.gov/154/Aging

     https://www.orangehabitat.org/

    https://www.rttriangle.org/

    https://www.cpcanc.org/

    https://jacksoncenter.info/

    https://www.orangecountync.gov/1101/Housing-Community-Development

    https://www.hoperenovations.org/

    • 16 min
    Trauma Survivors Network Series: What is TSN?

    Trauma Survivors Network Series: What is TSN?

    This episode serves as a prelude to our new Trauma Survivors Network interview series of UNC Trauma Talks. We are excited to introduce Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) volunteers who have lived through a serious trauma and now volunteer their time to help new survivors cope with the recovery process. In this episode two TSN coordinators, Olivia Smith of Wake Baptist Trauma Center, and Meredith Spell of New Hanover Hospital Trauma Center share their experience working with the TSN volunteers and the positive impacts they've seen the program make on survivors of trauma new and old.  To find out more information on TSN you can visit the national website here. 

    • 16 min
    Trauma Survivors Network Series with Trauma Survivor Kelly Revels

    Trauma Survivors Network Series with Trauma Survivor Kelly Revels

    In the first of our Trauma Survivors Network series, our outreach coordinator, Alex Carrico, interviews motor vehicle crash survivor and UNC Health employee Kelly Revels. Kelly talks about her experience coping as a trauma survivor, how the TSN network has helped her and others, and Kelly provides some insight into a less talked about form of distracted driving: driving while fatigued. Kelly recommends survivors of physical trauma look into the Trauma Survivors Network for more information.

    • 20 min
    Firearm Safety & Safe Storage with NC Wildlife: Staying Safe While Social Distancing

    Firearm Safety & Safe Storage with NC Wildlife: Staying Safe While Social Distancing

    This episode includes an interview with NC Wildlife Officer Hannah Shively on safe gun storage practices and how to safely handle a firearm. To access the classes on gun safety that NC Wildlife Association offers please visit their website. We also created a series of PSAs around National Just ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to remind families to 'Just Ask' about safe gun storage every time your child visits another family home.  To watch the PSAs please click here.

    • 9 min

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