Trauma Nurses Train Philadelphia Residents In Emergency First-Aid For Gun Shot Victims
In other news related to gun violence, University of California Davis will open a center dedicated to informing public policy on preventing deaths and injuries from firearms.
In Philadelphia, Learning How To Keep Shooting Victims Alive
When a young African-American man dies in the city of Philadelphia, more than half the time there's one main reason why, says Scott Charles. "It's because somebody pointed a gun at him and pulled that trigger. It's not because of cancer; it's not because of car accidents; it's not because of house fires. It's because somebody pointed a trigger," he says. Charles is trauma outreach coordinator at Temple University Hospital. The medical center now offers bystander first-aid training, called Fighting Chance, to give friends and family something to do in the minutes before help arrives. (English, 8/30)
UC Davis To Launch Gun Violence Research Center
University of California officials Monday announced that UC Davis will establish the West Coast’s first research center dedicated to preventing gun violence. UC President Janet Napolitano said the center will be led by Dr. Garen Wintemute, an internationally known epidemiologist and emergency room physician who gathers and analyzes gun violence data with an eye toward prevention. The new California Firearm Violence Research Center will be funded by $5 million in taxpayer funds allocated over five years, and will build on Wintemute’s existing efforts. (Craft, 8/30)