October 17, 2021: Trauma Survivors Day in B.C.
An official proclamation from the B.C. government established October 17 as Trauma Survivors Day in B.C., a day to acknowledge individuals and their families who have survived a traumatic injury and may be living with the physical and mental impacts.
Why promote awareness of survivors of traumatic injury?
The overall impact of traumatic injury is staggering. For people under age 45 in Canada, it is the principal cause of death. In B.C. the yearly cost of injury exceeds $4.5 billion, and of the 750,000 British Columbians injured each year, about 1,500 die, and 9,000 suffer permanent physical and mental disability.
90 per cent of the 750,000 injuries are predictable and preventable.
In terms of sports and recreation, the most common types of sports injuries in B.C. are related to cycling, skiing/snowboarding, all-terrain vehicle use, playground use, hockey and skateboarding. Children and youth aged 10 to 19 years old sustain the greatest number of sports injuries.
We have tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe at home and in the community. Read our injury prevention tips.
April 12 - 16, 2021
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the Trauma Association of Canada 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting and Conference that was held April 12 – 16! We were thrilled to host 819 registered delegates, which surpassed last year’s record of 775 in November and is significantly more than the average of 300 who attend in person.
We had registrants from as far afield as India, New Zealand, Brazil, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Botswana, Ireland, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Japan, Qatar, the United States and Mexico, who were able to join us virtually! We look forward to seeing their contributions to the platform over the next year so we can all share in each others’ learning.
- 6 plenary sessions with live Q&A
- 57 invited speaker talks
- 42 oral abstracts and 24 poster abstract presentations
- 5 days of content
- 8 exhibitors
Special thanks to our B.C. partners from B.C. Emergency Health Services, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health, Island Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, Northern Health Authority, Island Health Trauma Programs, B.C. Injury Prevention Committee, as well as our planning committee and our physician and nursing colleagues across B.C.!
October 15, 2019
We partnered with Health Emergency Management BC to provide Stop the Bleed® training for PHSA employees at 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver. Over 40 PHSA employees joined the training session and learned how to stop a person from bleeding out!
May 24, 2019
Alert: call 9-1-1
Bleeding: find the bleeding injury
Compress: apply pressure to stop the bleeding
We were thrilled to introduce Stop the Bleed® training to B.C. in our training blitz!
TSBC partnered with Society of Professionals in Emergency Care and BC Emergency Health Services to bring training to almost 200 people in 9 locations across B.C on May 23.
To get trained, send us an email
Get trained. Save a life.
May 17, 2019
We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who joined us on May 16 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC. Your participation and engagement was integral to the success of the Forum.
The theme for the forum:
Creating one system of care for Trauma in BC
Integration Collaboration Performance Innovation
Dr. David Evans, Trauma Surgeon, led a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of providing advanced trauma care in B.C.
We were joined by 100 guests – all partners in trauma care across the province – to lay the ground work for collaborative trauma system planning.