The Trauma Service Westmead Hospital
T 8890 7458
P.O. Box 533
The one-day program (repeated over 3 days) consists of morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session is focused on a motor vehicle crash scenario, which includes the lead up to a car crash involving three young people and a motorcyclist. The scenario shows the interaction of the rescue services at a crash scene and the potential consequences of being involved in a crash, and includes an insight into the patient’s journey through the hospital from the emergency department to rehabilitation. Following the crash scenario, two presenters from the Brain Injury Unit at Westmead Hospital – who have all suffered a traumatic brain injury as a pedestrian, passenger or driver of a car – give talks about their experiences which are a powerful reminder of how trauma could affect anyone of the participating students. There is then a discussion from TfNSW regarding safety on the road.
Following this there are 21 interactive displays for the students to participate in, and access current information.
The afternoon session of the program includes a guest speaker who has sustained a spinal injury due to a car crash and a live demonstration of stopping distances. The program concludes with a speaker who has lost her daughter through texting and driving.
The program for the 2018 bstreetsmart event is now available but is subject to change.
Map of interactive displays will be available at a later date.