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ATV crashes are fourth leading cause of trauma admission at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 19, 2022—  by Jessica Pasley Brayden Mahar, 12, has been riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) since he was 5 years old. It is not an unusual sight for him to ride around his Manchester, Tennessee, neighborhood that dead ends into cul-de-sacs. One thing is certain — he always wears a helmet. Heath Mahar, Brayden’s father, knows...

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Increase in ATV injuries prompts additional funding to support safety program at Children’s Hospital

Jan. 3, 2022—According to hospital records, there were 100 ATV-related trauma admissions between July 2020 and August 2021. That is up from 2017 when injuries accounted for 69 admissions and were the fifth leading cause of trauma admissions at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Safety experts liken helmet use to seat belt-wearing practice

Jun. 7, 2021—Wearing a helmet while riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), a bike or a skateboard should be a no-brainer.

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Pediatric traumas rose as children stayed home more

May. 25, 2020—During the first few weeks of the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital saw a higher volume of pediatric traumas, including ATV accidents, dirt bike accidents and pellet gunshot wounds.

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Children’s Hospital launches ATV safety education program

Oct. 4, 2018—The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital is launching a new ATV safety initiative to arm high school students with information about ATV usage.

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concerning: Children’s Hospital offers tips to keep riders safe

May. 24, 2016—Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related incidents also increases. Although not even summer yet, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has already seen close to 10 ATV trauma-related admissions since April of this year. “Two common things we see with our ATV trauma admissions are that they...

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Vanderbilt trauma surgeons see increase in motorcycle crashes with springtime weather; urge proper helmet use

Mar. 20, 2015—As spring arrives and outdoor recreational activities increase, trauma surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are already seeing an increase in serious motorcycle accidents. Last Sunday as temperatures rose across Middle Tennessee, VUMC treated five motorcycle accident victims. Unfortunately, one of these victims sustained injuries that were not survivable. Spring brings the arrival of “trauma...

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