Being involved in a trauma event means having an injury that requires prompt medical attention, which includes medical examination, testing, and treatment. Trauma can be caused by many types of injuries, whether intentional or unintentional, and may include an emotionally distressing experience or physical injury. Firearm injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and falls are among the most common types of trauma. Young children are more likely to be affected by drowning, while elderly patients are more likely to have ground-level falls (falls while sitting or standing). Trauma can be a frightening and overwhelming experience and can range from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions.
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