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Broward County > Medical Examiner > Trauma Services > Trauma Injuries and the Golden Hour

Trauma Injuries:
Death takes no holidays! It can find you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even on holidays!

The Golden Hour:
Traumatic injury is one of the top three causes of death in the United States. If you are under 45 years of age, it is the leading cause of death.

What happens during the first hour after an injury makes the difference between life and death. This critical period is the GOLDEN HOUR and chances of survival increases dramatically if trained professionals stop the bleeding, treat the injury, and restore blood pressure.

That's a lot to do in one hour! But it's exactly what the Broward County Trauma System is designed to do.