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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162510
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of an Injury Prevention Program - Child Passenger Safety
Abstract:
Development of an Injury Prevention Program - Child Passenger Safety
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2009
Author:Blackwell, Jami, RN, BS, CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Cox Health
Title:Trauma Nurse Clinician
Contact Address:3801 S. National, Springfield, MO, 65807, USA
Contact Telephone:417-269-0919
[Annual Conference] Injury Prevention Topic: Each year, children enter the Emergency Department as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The children restrained in a child passenger seats are not able to be discharged in the seat in which presented. The parents/caregivers have difficulty obtaining seats in order to be discharged. Discharge from the Emergency Department is often delayed causing the parents to become agitated and wanting to leave with the collision seat.

Implementation: Grant money was requested for obtaining child passenger seats of various sizes. Car seats of various sizes are kept on hand in the Emergency Department to assure seats will be available when needed. Each seat is checked by a child passenger safety technician to assure each box contains educational material for the parents/caregivers as well as a phone number for the parents/caregivers to call and schedule an appointment to make sure the seat is properly installed. The seats are also kept on the pediatric floor for the Child Life personnel to distribute to children admitted to the Pediatric Unit as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The Child Life personnel spend time with the parents/caregivers providing education as well as performing an installation check once the seat is installed. Replacement seats are kept in the Trauma Services Department.

Outcomes: Each child presenting to the Emergency Department as a result of a motor vehicle accident requiring a child passenger safety seat will be discharged with an appropriately fitting seat. This includes children admitted to the Pediatric Unit as a result of a motor vehicle incident. The parents are requested to make appointments as soon as possible in order to assure proper installation. Patients presenting to the hospital receive standardized educational material and are encouraged to make an appointment at a certified Child Passenger Safety check station. The process was implemented approximately one year ago. As of this time, 20 seats were distributed to families not able to acquire a seat. Of the 20 seats distributed, 15 have made follow-up appointments for installation checks. All pediatric patients in the facility receive education on child passenger safety, including the parents of newborn patients and premature infants. Customer satisfaction in the Emergency Department has improved with the offering of the replacement seats.

Recommendations: Each health care worker is responsible for injury prevention. In order for the program to be successful, education of healthcare workers is essential. The standardized educational material is housed in the Educational Services Department. This allows for anyone in the facility to access standardized education.

Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of an Injury Prevention Program - Child Passenger Safetyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162510-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of an Injury Prevention Program - Child Passenger Safety</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Blackwell, Jami, RN, BS, CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Cox Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Trauma Nurse Clinician</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3801 S. National, Springfield, MO, 65807, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">417-269-0919</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jamiann.blackwell@coxhealth.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Annual Conference] Injury Prevention Topic: Each year, children enter the Emergency Department as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The children restrained in a child passenger seats are not able to be discharged in the seat in which presented. The parents/caregivers have difficulty obtaining seats in order to be discharged. Discharge from the Emergency Department is often delayed causing the parents to become agitated and wanting to leave with the collision seat. <br/><br/>Implementation: Grant money was requested for obtaining child passenger seats of various sizes. Car seats of various sizes are kept on hand in the Emergency Department to assure seats will be available when needed. Each seat is checked by a child passenger safety technician to assure each box contains educational material for the parents/caregivers as well as a phone number for the parents/caregivers to call and schedule an appointment to make sure the seat is properly installed. The seats are also kept on the pediatric floor for the Child Life personnel to distribute to children admitted to the Pediatric Unit as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The Child Life personnel spend time with the parents/caregivers providing education as well as performing an installation check once the seat is installed. Replacement seats are kept in the Trauma Services Department. <br/><br/>Outcomes: Each child presenting to the Emergency Department as a result of a motor vehicle accident requiring a child passenger safety seat will be discharged with an appropriately fitting seat. This includes children admitted to the Pediatric Unit as a result of a motor vehicle incident. The parents are requested to make appointments as soon as possible in order to assure proper installation. Patients presenting to the hospital receive standardized educational material and are encouraged to make an appointment at a certified Child Passenger Safety check station. The process was implemented approximately one year ago. As of this time, 20 seats were distributed to families not able to acquire a seat. Of the 20 seats distributed, 15 have made follow-up appointments for installation checks. All pediatric patients in the facility receive education on child passenger safety, including the parents of newborn patients and premature infants. Customer satisfaction in the Emergency Department has improved with the offering of the replacement seats. <br/><br/>Recommendations: Each health care worker is responsible for injury prevention. In order for the program to be successful, education of healthcare workers is essential. The standardized educational material is housed in the Educational Services Department. This allows for anyone in the facility to access standardized education. <br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:29:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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