Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Phase 1: Hospital-Based Program

 

The Teen Motor Vehicle Safety Program Phase 1: Hospital-Based Program is geared to help keep teen drivers safe. Its purpose is to teach teens motor vehicle safety in a hospital setting. The program is a team effort of the Trauma Program, Rehabilitation Staff, and Emergency Department Staff.

High School student club leaders (HOSA, DECA, Key Club, FCCLA) from Tennessee counties are chosen to participate in Phase 1. During a day-long intensive program, students experience:

  • A trauma presentation on risky driving behavior
  • "Injury" assignments from the rehabilitation team to manage throughout the day as if they had been in a motor vehicle crash
  • A mock trauma simulation in the emergency department
  • Hear from a Champions of Change speaker who has been personally affected by the consequences of distracted driving

An interactive environment is used to:

  • Increase awareness among teens of motor vehicle safety and the consequences of unsafe driving habits
  • Teach teens about the dangers of distracted driving, especially cell phone use and texting while driving.

Participating teens have given the program outstanding evaluations.

Be In the Zone Rehab

Students work with rehabilitation staff and are assigned an "injury" from a fictitious motor vehicle crash, giving them the opportunity to experience the physical and mental impact as they attempt to maneuver and communicate with their "injuries."

Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Christina Estrada, M.D.

Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Christina Estrada, M.D. presents to students the mechanism of injury associated with motor vehicle crashes.

Champions of Change Speaker Derrick Smith

Champions of Change Speaker Derrick Smith sharing his story and the consequences he endured from a distracted driving motor vehicle collision.

For more information, call our Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at (615) 936-8222.


Last Edited: March 16, 2017
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