In many countries around the world, the greatest incidence of trauma injury and death occurs in the fifteen to twenty-four year age groups. P.A.R.T.Y. was created to educate teens to the perils of risk-taking behaviour and the tragic consequences that may occur. This program is a vital component in the growing community effort to reduce death and injury in alcohol and risk-related incidents.
Students fourteen to nineteen years of age get to experience a full day information session by meeting an injury survivor and the professionals that would care for them in a trauma situation.
Timiskaming, Ontario - December 2011
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Students hear presentations by Paramedics, Emergency Physicians, Nurses and Therapists who are just some of the presenters that describe the difficult journey of a trauma patient. Facts are presented about head and spinal cord injury, and the students have hands-on experience with the equipment used in trauma care and rehabilitation.
The most powerful part of the day is the Injury Survivor Presentation
. Injury Survivors talk frankly about their injuries, the events that lead to the injury and what their lives are like now. Students have the opportunity to ask questions of these speakers and learn what life is really like after an injury. This by far has the greatest impact and leaves an impression that for some lasts a lifetime.