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Legislation #: 910585 Introduction Date: 5/9/1991
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/9/1991
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WEBER
Title: Designating the month of May, 1991, as "Trauma Awareness Month" in Kansas City and commending the members and supporters of the Midwest Trauma Society for their efforts toward prevention and better treatment of trauma.

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RESOLUTION NO. 910585

 

Designating the month of May, 1991, as "Trauma Awareness Month" in Kansas City and commending the members and supporters of the Midwest Trauma Society for their efforts toward prevention and better treatment of trauma.

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WHEREAS, trauma, an injury caused by an external force such as an automobile accident, a fall or a gunshot wound, is the number one killer of persons in the 1 to 40 year age group and is responsible for more than 145,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of permanent disabilities each year; and

 

WHEREAS, fast action is critical for a trauma patient as the best chance for survival and recovery occurs when immediate medical attention is available during the first crucial sixty minutes after the injury occurs when the patient's "Golden Hour" time clock of survival starts ticking; and

 

WHEREAS, the estimated total lifetime cost of treating just one year's traumatic injuries approaches 180 billion dollars; and

 

WHEREAS, by far the best way to treat trauma is to prevent it; and

 

WHEREAS, the Midwest Trauma Society, a group of health care professionals including physicians, nurses and paramedics concerned with saving lives and other supporting organizations such as law enforcement officers, fire departments and safety and accident prevention groups, was formed in 1984 to increase awareness of the danger of trauma to promote safety and preventive measures and to educate the public regarding what to do in case of an accident; and

 

WHEREAS, summer is approaching and at this carefree time of year safety awareness is crucial; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council do hereby designate the month of May, 1991, to be "Trauma Awareness Month" in Kansas City, Missouri, and express the heartfelt appreciation of all Kansas Citians to emergency medical service workers throughout the metropolitan area and to the members and supporters of the Midwest Trauma Society who work toward increased trauma awareness 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof, and that copies hereof be presented to representatives and members of the Midwest Trauma Society including the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department, the Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust, Children's Mercy Hospital, KARE, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, Life Flight, Research Medical Center, and Truman Medical Center in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for their efforts to increase awareness of, prevent and better treat incidents of trauma. ______________________________________________________