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South Texas Health System - Trauma and Injury Prevention Expo

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Doubletree Inn & Suites

1800 South 2nd Street

McAllen, TX 78503

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September is National Preparedness Month. In the spirit of preparedness, McAllen Medical Center, the Upper Valley’s designated advanced Level III trauma center, will host the second annual “Trauma and Injury Prevention Expo” to educate the community about the prevention and treatment of medical emergencies and trauma.

The expo includes interactive exhibits, tours of air and ground ambulances, vehicle extraction demonstrations, a grilling safety area and more! Speakers will educate expo-goers about "Dangers in Your Home and Backyard."

Other speakers and topics include:

  • Luis Slayton, Bee Expert – Dangerous wildlife and insects lurking in the backyard
  • Jaime Gasco, MD – Head Injuries & Falls
  • Angel Lamas, MD – Dry Drowning: what is it and how to recognize it
  • Jerry Bonham – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: the Silent Killer

Children can bring their teddy bear or other special stuffed animal for a checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic.

Food trucks will be on-site providing refreshments.

Opening Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.

Location: McAllen Medical Center (East and South Parking Lots)
301 W. Expressway 83
McAllen, TX

Doubletree Inn & Suites
1800 S. 2nd Street
McAllen, TX 78503

Participating Agencies

  • Air Evac Lifeteam - helicopter viewing
  • American Heart Association - CVD Awareness/Prevention
  • American Red Cross - Preparing for, Responding to and Recovering from a Disaster
  • Area Agency on Aging - Services Available to Seniors
  • CBRAC - Coastal Bend Regional Advisory Council - Ambu-Bus
  • City of McAllen Emergency Management - Emergency Preparedness
  • Edinburg Fire Department - Grease Fire Demonstrations and Fire Prevention
  • Hidalgo County Health & Human Services - Zika, Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases
  • HIdalgo County Sheriff's Office - Tactical Medicine; B-CON/Unit Operations
  • Interactive Medical Inflatables - Brain Exhibit
  • McAllen Fire Department - Fire Safety Presentations; Jaws of Life Demonstration
  • McAllen Police Department with CentRx Pharmacy - Drug Take Back Event
  • Med Care EMS - Assaults
  • NOAA -National Weather Service - Hazardous Weather
  • Prominence Health Plan
  • South Texas Poison Center - Poison Prevention
  • RED Program - Impaired Driving
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Volunteer Opportunities
  • RGV CPR - Hands on CPR training
  • Run, Ride & Share Program - Safety Awareness for cyclists, runners, walkers and drivers
  • South Texas Health System and McAllen Medical Center - Tours, Hospital Information, Etc.
  • STHS HR Department - Recruitment
  • STHS Stroke Program - Stroke Awareness, signs and symptoms
  • TOSA-Donate Life Texas - Organ/Eye/Tissue Donation
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Domestic Violence, How to Report Abuse
  • TxDOT - Child Passenger Safety, Simulator for Motor Vehicle Crashes, Photo Booth
  • Texas Department of Public Safety - Division of Emergency Management - Emergency Preparedness Tips
  • United Blood Services - Blood Drive
  • Valley Association of Independent Living - Emergency Preparedness Services for the physically impaired
  • Valley Care Clinics - mobile clinic
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