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Think Safety at Botsford Hospital's Annual Fair

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 6, 2010)---Botsford Hospital is hosting its third annual Safety and Injury Prevention Fair on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room of Botsford Hospital’s Zieger Administration & Education Building. The free event is open to individuals, families and groups of all ages. 
 
There will be experts and exhibits on sports injury prevention, safe sleep for babies, driving distractions, fall prevention, Internet safety, alcohol awareness, car seat safety and Dr. Paws Pet Assisted Therapy. Information will be available on bike safety with helmets for purchase for $6. There will also be a tour of a medical transport flight helicopter and the Farmington Hills Fire Department will display its Smoke House. Other activities, raffles, food and prizes will be part of the day. For questions about this fair, please contact Barbara Smith, RN, Botsford’s Trauma Program Manager, at (248) 888-2575. 
 
Extrication Event: 
At 2:00 pm (at conclusion of the safety fair) a donated vehicle from Ford Motor Company will be destroyed in Botsford Hospital's valet parking lot (just south of the Emergency Department ambulance entrances), with a "dummy" patient inside. Airbags will be "blown" to demonstrate their force. Farmington Hills Fire Department will then demonstrate how they extricate a patient by cutting apart the vehicle. Once the patient is removed, they will demonstrate how the patients are cared for by paramedic crews in the field and communicate via radio to the ER. The ambulance will then "drive" (about 200 ft) to the Emergency Department ambulance entrance, where the patient will then be taken into the Emergency Department trauma bay for the initial trauma care. The trauma team will run through a "mock" drill of the initial care.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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