Position Statement on Firearm Safety
Each year in the United States firearm injuries cause more than 30,000 deaths. Injury and fatalities related to firearms are the result of unintentional injuries, intentional injury towards others, or intentional injury toward self. Firearm injuries and fatalities have a tremendous impact on the state and citizens of South Carolina.
Position Statement on “Stop the Bleed” Campaign
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign, through the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus, aimed at encouraging bystanders and members of the community to become “trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives”.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed September 23 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day in South Carolina. The proclamation recognizes “falls as a common cause of death among the older population, with two out of 10 admissions to trauma centers attributed to patients aged 65 and over with fall-related injuries.