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Transcripts: 570.2 & 570.3

Week: 570.2 Guest: Dr. David Hoyt, Director, UC San Diego Trauma Center Topic: Violence initiative involving youth Producer/Host: Steve Girard

NEMA: Trauma centers trying to stem the violence....up next...

SPOT: For 15 years, the National Emergency Medicine Association has worked against stroke, heart disease and trauma. Join the effort, call 800-332-6362.

NEMA: With trauma being the biggest killer of people up until age 54... Dr. David Hoyt, director of the University of California, San Diego Level 1 Trauma Center... has much of his attention on violence prevention. Partly, through the California Wellness Foundation Initiative...

HOYT: The part that we're working on is to actually train physicians or nurses in techniques of epidemiology, how to measure the problem... and then how to design ways to fix the problem and implement violence prevention programs.

NEMA: UCSD's Trauma Center also has a special program under which judges can give a juvenile drunk driver a special sentence...

HOYT: ...participating in the coroners office and in a trauma center for a period of time, and then having to write an essay on their experience. They're impressed, I think, when they go to the coroners office and see some people that have not made it.

NEMA: Dr. Hoyt says no one who served the sentence are repeat offenders. The Corrective Behavior Institute is taking the program across the country. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.

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Week: 570.3 Guest: Dr. David Hoyt, Director, UC San Diego Trauma Center Topic: Trauma center futures Producer/Host: Steve Girard

NEMA: Trauma centers and community... coming up

SPOT: NEMA...the National Emergency Medicine Association... fights our worst health enemies - heart disease, stroke, trauma. Call 800-332-6362.

NEMA: Trauma centers save lives, look for ways to deal with the financial and social health issues of the 90's, and play a role in the community. University of California San Diego Trauma chief Dr. David Hoyt says a center can be a resource in many areas of prevention...

HOYT: ...whether it's how to build highways or how to investigate a particular crash in the area of motor vehicles, how to participate in violence prevention, how to participate with the managed care organizations in the community to assure that the highest quality trauma care exists... and yet its done within the context of what's affordable.

NEMA: Trauma center practices greatly contribute to the improvement of health care...

HOYT: the model of how you take care of a trauma patient is a very efficient, directed way to take care of many problems. And as a result, the systems that work for trauma, work for a variety of other diseases.

NEMA: Dr. Hoyt's UCSD Trauma center is a leader in developing programs to prevent trauma and violence. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.

 

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