Stop the Spread of Trauma

Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, is the Trauma Services Educator at the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center — Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Level III designated trauma center. The month of May is dedicated to trauma awareness. This year’s theme is “Safe and Secure: Safety Is a Choice, Prevention Is Key.” This past…

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7 Ways To Prevent Falls

Falls can cause broken bones and head injuries Each year, approximately 3 million older adults in the U.S. are treated in the emergency room for injuries related to falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At Inova alone, falls are the leading cause of death in people 65 and older. These…

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Level 1 Trauma: There’s a Difference and It Matters

Trauma Center Celebrates Four Decades as Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 program In life’s most critical moments — after a devastating car crash, fall, injury or act of violence — access to round-the-clock treatment by a team specially trained in trauma care can mean the difference between life and death. Inova Trauma Center – Fairfax…

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Inova FACT Team Supports Victims of Sexual Assault and Violence in the Community

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Specialized nurses and physicians provide care for sexual abuse and domestic violence Unfortunately, sexual violence is prevalent in the U.S. One in five women and one in six men will experience sexual violence as the victims of rape, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Intimate partner violence (IPV), which the Centers for…

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DC Area Blood Donors Urgently Needed

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Critical Blood Shortages Across the DC Metro Area – Blood Donors Needed Now to Meet Patient Care Needs Sterling, VA – The Washington, DC region is experiencing critical shortages of red blood cells. All donor blood types are needed currently to help ensure patients from Northern Virginia have what they need to heal. Donors are needed as…

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Remarkable Recovery for Inova Patient

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Inova teamwork restores Manassas teen to normal life after severe hit-and-run collision   When 18-year-old Ethan McLaurin goes out for a walk these days, his mom can’t help but hold her breath. That’s because mere months have passed since one of Ethan’s outings took a shocking turn that nearly claimed his life — a tragic outcome…

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Put Down That Phone! A Guide to Distracted Driving

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Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN is the Trauma Services Educator for Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Did you know at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes EVERY DAY? In Northern Virginia, it feels like we are moving faster…

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A Guide to Child Passenger Safety

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Car seat, booster seat and seatbelt tips for kids of all ages Dr. B. Jill McCabe and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in the region. …

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Crucial Help for Victims of Sexual Assault   

The FACT program helps sexual assault victims.

Philanthropy drives pivotal FACT program at Inova When a person has been a victim of physical and sexual assault, they are at their most vulnerable. They may struggle with being able to inform others or share details of their story, much less offer forensic evidence of the crime. Thankfully, the Inova Ewing Forensic Assessment and…

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