Injury Prevention

Questions? Contact Us

Our Trauma Center's Injury Prevention Program collaborates with various committed community partners, including Albemarle County Police Department, Charlottesville Fire Department, Charlottesville-Ablemarle Rescue Squad and more. 

Avoid Everyday Hazards

See how to:

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Fall Prevention

Tips for ladder safety:

  • Make sure the ladder is the right size for the job.
  • Check the “duty rating” and length to avoid unnecessary hazards.
  • Inspect the ladder to make sure it is in good working condition.
  • Place the ladder on firm, level, non-slippery ground to ensure proper support.
  • Always maintain three points of contact to minimize chances of slipping or falling.

Bleeding Control

Read how to recognize and stop life-threatening bleeding.

Take a Bleeding Control Class

Learn how to control bleeding with tourniquets and other methods: Register now 

Car Seat Installation

Motor Vehicle Crashes

Distracted Driving: Free Class for You & Your Teens

Get a preview of the class on how to avoid distracted driving.

Sign up for Behind the Scenes, our teen driver and parent education course.

Poison Prevention

Get tips for preventing poisoning in:

You can also test your knowledge with UVA School of Medicine's poison trivia quiz.

Possible Poisoning: What to Do