Brain Injury Prevention

Not all brain injuries can be prevented. However, you can reduce your risk by using safe strategies and eliminating potential hazards:

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  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Never shake an infant or child.
  • Wear your seatbelt. Make sure everyone in the car is buckled up.
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle or ATV, while rollerblading, skateboarding, snowboarding or skiing.
  • At home, use handrails on stairways and remove tripping hazards. Falls are a leading cause of brain injuries.
  • Seek medical attention if you feel dizzy or have lost consciousness during a sports or recreational activity.

Visit our trauma prevention page for more information, resources and tips. HCMC, as a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, actively educates, promotes and participates in trauma prevention programs.