UNC Trauma Talk

UNC Trauma Talk

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Trauma Talk is brought to you by Lindsay Bailey and Alex Carrico of the UNC Trauma Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Chapel Hill, NC. We provide injury prevention tips to keep you out of the hospital and regional trauma education and updates on our trauma center.


Trauma Survivors Network Series: What is TSN?
Jun 25 • 14 min
This episode serves as a prelude to our new Trauma Survivors Network interview series of UNC Trauma Talks. We are excited to introduce Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) volunteers who have lived through a serious trauma and now volunteer their time to help…
Trauma Survivors Network Series with Trauma Survivor Kelly Revels
Jun 25 • 20 min
In the first of our Trauma Survivors Network series, our outreach coordinator, Alex Carrico, interviews motor vehicle crash survivor and UNC Health employee Kelly Revels. Kelly talks about her experience coping as a trauma survivor, how the TSN network…
Firearm Safety & Safe Storage with NC Wildlife: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Jun 18 • 9 min
This episode includes an interview with NC Wildlife Officer Hannah Shively on safe gun storage practices and how to safely handle a firearm. To access the classes on gun safety that NC Wildlife Association offers please visit their website. We also…
Elder Abuse Prevention Part 2: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Jun 15 • 14 min
Kathy Dowd, the executive director of the The Audiology Project shares her perspective on how hearing loss and other disabilities can lead to neglect and elder abuse that is often unseen even by elderly caretakers. Listeners will learn how elder abuse…
Elder Abuse Prevention Part 1: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Jun 11 • 17 min
In recognition of National Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020, we’ve created a two part episode to shed light on not only the physical aspects of elder abuse but also emotional abuse, forms of neglect, and even financial scams. During social distancing…
Firework Safety with the Shannon Family: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Jun 1 • 20 min
Every summer tens of thousands of people end up in the ED because of injuries related to home firework displays. Nearly half of them are children. With the Covid-19 pandemic causing cancellation of professional firework shows this summer, it is more…
ATV Safety for the Summer: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
May 22 • 16 min
Did you know that North Carolina was the 9th leading states in ATV accident fatalities? ATV safety expert and research, Stephen Oesch, shares some of the most dangerous behaviors he’s seen ATV riders try and how to prevent accidents and injuries. In North…
Preventing Youth Substance Abuse with Insight NC: Stay Safe While Social Distancing
May 14 • 15 min
Insight Human Services covers 60 counties in NC, and uses a population health approach to preventing substance abuse in youth by building protective factors such as self-esteem building and teaching teens tactics to overcome peer pressure. In this episode…
Coping and Stress Management Skills from American Red Cross: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
May 5 • 18 min
This episode includes an interview from a long time American Red Cross Disaster Management Volunteer, Michael Brown. As a former psychologist and an experienced disaster relief provider, Michael is able to provide us with tips for coping with the unknown…
Preventing Dog Bites: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Apr 29 • 16 min
Far too often at the UNC Trauma Center we see children injured by a family’s beloved pet or a neighborhood dog. In this episode we interview two behavioral veterinarian specialists of NC State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sara Bennett…
Drive Safely at Every Age: Older Adult Driving
Apr 28 • 11 min
Driving safety is important at every age. In this episode we natural changes that occur as we age, and how we can mitigate their effect on our driving. Kristel Robison with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center joins me and shares her expert insight.…
Preventing Child Abuse During a Pandemic: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Apr 21 • 17 min
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This episode covers child abuse prevention strategies and resources via an interview by Prevent Child Abuse NC’s director of development, Claire Veazey. Claire covers the many ways in which their organization works…
UNC Trauma Talk: Catching Up with OCEMS During Covid-19
Apr 21 • 9 min
In this episode Alex and Lindsay interview Kyle Ronn of Orange County Emergency Services. Kyle shares what trends OCEMS has seen since the beginning of the stay at home order and explains how to work with emergency services if you do have to call 9-1-1.…
Wear Your Helmet!: Biking Safely During Social Distacting
Apr 21 • 14 min
In this episode I interview Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator of Brennar Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem NC, Luly Beckles. Luly shares her incredible personal story of how she ended up in her role at the hospital and became passionate about…
Protect Your Head: Staying Safe Social Distancing Covers Traumatic Brain Injury
Apr 21 • 19 min
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are a serious result of many types of accidents including falls, car crashes, and sports injuries. Prevention and early detection and treatment are important to prevent the serious long-term effects that TBIs can cause. In…
Safety on the Water Part 2: Boating Safety with the US Coast Guard Auxillary
Apr 17 • 11 min
In this episode, I follow up our open water swimming safety episode with an interview on boating safety with Sherry Spillman of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Sherry wants everyone to know the best way to be safe as a boater is take a class. To find an…
Safety on the Water Part 1: Open Water Swim Safety
Apr 17 • 16 min
In part one of Safety on the Water, I interview Natural Resource Specialist, Blake Johnson, of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Blake is sharing his top safety tips for open water swimming, what swimmers should know about safety on the lake with the…
Suicide Prevention During the Pandemic: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Apr 9 • 20 min
This episode focuses on why suicide and suicidal thoughts are on the rise during the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can intervene. Dr. Kurt Michael of Appalachian State University, a licensed psychologist and suicide prevention expert, shares how to detect…
Duke & UNC Talk Distracted Driving: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Apr 7 • 16 min
Tricia Smar, the injury prevention coordinator the Duke University Hospitals Trauma program, and I discuss National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Tricia shares insight into how we can all be better drivers and avoid distraction. We also offer a few…
Orange County Community Update from Orange County Sheriff’s Office: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Apr 6 • 16 min
In this episode I interview Alicia Stemper, the public information officer, of Orange County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. Alicia shares with us some concerns that their law enforcement office has about domestic violence during the stay at home…
Fire Safety and Burn Prevention: Staying Safe While Social Distancing
Apr 2 • 9 min
In this mini episode I interview Emily Powell of the Chapel Hill Fire Department. Emily shares her main concerns for fire safety during social distancing and staying at home, and she provides fire prevention tips for both kids and seniors.
Driving and Car Seat Safety - Staying Safe During Social Distancing
Apr 2 • 7 min
This mini episode addresses driving safety during COVID19, tips for safety with children in and around cars, and how to make a remote car seat safety consultation. To make a car seat safety consultation appointment please call 984-974-2437. Videos for how…
UNC Trauma Talk: Regional Updates and Injury Prevention Tips
Apr 1 • 14 min
Our first episode of UNC Trauma Talk covers regional updates for stakeholders from UNC Trauma Program. These updates and injury prevention tips for the stay-at-home order are of great importance to the general population and HCP alike. For articles and…
Staying Safe While Social Distancing: Lock It Up
Apr 1 • 8 min
This mini episode covers three important things to lock up during social distancing to keep your child as safe as possible and out of hazards. We cover how to safely store 1) Household cleaners 2) Medications 3) FIrearms. If your child was to accidentally…
Staying Safe While Social Distancing: Safety Tips for Seniors
Mar 31 • 6 min
Staying Safe While Social Distancing is a minisode from UNC Trauma Center to encourage safety during the COVID19 crises. In the minsode we refer to a few important resources. To find videos to help seniors stay active at home please visit…