Project READY

Project READY

  •   Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • cloxk 08:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  •   Prisma Health Richland Hospital Auditorium – 5 Richland Medical Park Dr., Columbia SC 29203 Maps & Directions

Risk-taking is a natural part of adolescence. To help adolescents see the consequences of their choices, Palmetto Health offers Project READY: Realistic Education about Dying Young.

This reality-based education program exposes area youth to Palmetto Health Richland's Level I Trauma Center. During a Project READY session, participants will:

  • View a real-life trauma video story
  • Receive injury prevention education
    • Talk with trauma surgeons
    • Participate in an interactive injury simulation (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy)
  • Tour the hospital, including:
    • Emergency department (with a live model simulating a trauma patient)
    • Operating room
    • Intensive care unit
    • Morgue

In our interactive injury simulation session with adolescents, therapists will demonstrate paraplegia and quadriplegia, communication difficulties after sustaining a closed head injury, and daily challenges experienced by trauma patients.

Our program aims to give adolescents a clear depiction of trauma-related consequences sustained from risky behaviors.

Learn more about Project READY

This program is open to participants between the ages of 13-18 in Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties.

Vernetta Howell, Trauma Program Administrative Coordinator
(803) 434-6418
This event does not need registrations.