Project READY

Project READY

  •   Saturday, December 7, 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, Prisma Health offers Project READY: Realistic Education about Dying Young.

This reality-based education program exposes area youth to Prisma Health Richland Hospital's Level I Trauma Center.

Interested in attending an upcoming session? Registration opens six weeks prior to each Project READY session. Call 803-296-CARE (296-2273) to register. Registration is required to participate.

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.

This program is open to participants between the ages of 13–21 in Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties.

Learn more about Project READY

Lara Peck
(803) 434-6231
This event does not need registrations.