Kassie Campbell, RN, BSN, knows all too well how important it is to practice safe driving habits: As a trauma nurse at University of Missouri Health Care’s University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, she sees the results of bad decisions every week. University Hospital is a Level I trauma center, which means that the physicians there treat the worst trauma cases in the area — including patients whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was more than the legal limit when they caused a crash.
The town of Winchester, New Hampshire, only has a population of about 4,500 people. Yet, despite its small size relative to other New England communities, it still has plenty of places for residents to drink alcohol. At last count, there were five — all within walking distance of each other and in the center of town. In Missy Calderwood’s opinion, the number of bars is disproportionate to the number of people in the town.
In Texas, motor vehicle crashes are often the No. 1 reason people seek care in emergency rooms. In order to be designated as trauma centers, hospitals must offer injury prevention programs that teach people how to stay safe and avoid crashes and other causes of trauma. Texas Reality Education for Drivers (RED) has made a name for itself traveling around the state to teach people about the dangers of driving impaired or distracted. And Innocorp, ltd has proven to be just the right partner — offering relevant products and educational materials that have made a true impact on thousands of people throughout the state of Texas.
This November’s elections showed just how much attitudes toward marijuana use have changed in the United States. Nine states voted on marijuana legalization this fall. Post-election results? Eight of those nine states voted to legalize some form of marijuana use, whether medical or recreational. The upshot is that more than half of the states in the US have now legalized some type of marijuana use.
Like many communities within a rural setting, Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, has some partying teens. Students believe that good times lie in alcohol and marijuana use. And when teens party, impaired driving isn’t far behind. That’s why the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience Kit helps educate Alberta youth.
Charles Hodges has made a career out of serving the people of Midland and West Texas. The organization he heads up, Stop DWI, Inc., offers educational programs to help stop impaired driving. Hodges counts on the impact of Innocorp products to make a long-lasting impression on the young people he serves.