The “brawn” behind the Trauma website

To ensure the MCH Trauma Programs are reaching a broad array of people, the MCH Trauma decided to make specific audience-targeted sections within the new website. These include:

Treating Injuries: Designed to provide general information about different types of trauma and the initial management until medical help can be obtained. This section gives parents some practical advice, but is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care.  

Injury Prevention: Covers a plethora of information on burn and fire safety, road safety, poisoning prevention, sports injuries and holiday safety. It is designed to give visitors some common sense tips on how to prevent a child from being injured. In Canada, each year, 500,00 children (10% of the population aged 18 years and under) injure themselves severely enough that they have to stop their current activity and seek medical advice.

Infant and Toddlers 0-3: This special section features an interactive virtual house that highlights some of the most common injuries that take place in and around the house. The virtual house was created in collaboration with the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon – and its new site There is also a quiz for parents and caregivers and many topics specific for this age group. Each year, the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees over 3,700 children under the age of four who have sustained traumatic injuries, the majority of which are preventable.

TeensThis section includes a video with important sports tips from Christopher Higgins, and other topics of interest for teens such as sports and recreational activities, drinking and driving, and risky behaviour.

Health Professionals: Designed to provide health professionals with up-to-date information on pediatric and adolescent trauma including some of the protocols established by The Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Programs.

Clinical Research: This section highlights various initiatives and collaborative work undertaken by the Trauma Programs. The “About Trauma” section provides information about the different programs, history accomplishments and how to refer children to our care.