The Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program Paves the Way to Injury Reduction

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162668
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program Paves the Way to Injury Reduction
Abstract:
The Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program Paves the Way to Injury Reduction
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2007
Author:Pospisil, Renee, CPST
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Hospital of Michigan
Title:Injury Prevention Coordinator
Contact Address:3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA
Contact Telephone:(313) 745-0072
Co-Authors:Kristin Rosenthal, MEd, CHES, CPST; Sue Smith, RN, MSN
[Injury Prevention Poster] Injury Prevention Topic: More children in the United States age 14 and under die from unintentional injuries than from cancer, birth defects, heart disease, homicide, and pneumonia combined, yet studies show that 90% of unintentional injuries can be prevented. At this Pediatric Level I verified trauma center in Detroit, elementary schools were calling for speakers to address students on specific safety topics. The trauma coordinator and emergency department (ED) staff assessed admissions data and found the most commonly treated injuries mirrored the topics of most interest to the schools. The purpose of this project was to develop a program to collaborate with Detroit area schools and organizations to educate children and their families on reducing injury risk.

Implementation: In 2000, the Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program was established. TRIP brings comprehensive, 30-minute interactive injury prevention programs free to elementary schools and organizations, such as the local YMCAs and child care centers. The TRIP Team develops programs that teach how to prevent the most common injuries treated in the ED; for example, how to prevent, bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle accidents; what to do in case of choking or poisoning; how to prevent falls, suffocation and strangulation; and how to properly call 911. The TRIP speakers bureau includes TRIP staff and representatives from local police, fire, and EMS Departments, the Poison Control Center, ED nurses and many other community experts. Presentations take place during an assembly. A comprehensive pre-test is conducted at the beginning of the school year to determine the students' baseline knowledge. Posts-tests are administered at the completion of each program to evaluate learning, and again, after the individual topics have been presented, to measure retention. To complement education in the school, TRIP reaches out to the community by organizing and participating in health fairs, educational events, and car seat checks, where it provides free or discounted bike helmets, trigger locks, smoke alarms and car seats to help reinforce education. TRIP started off with the support of a small, one-year grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan and today is underwritten by the "Kohl's Cares for Kids" program through Kohl's Department Store and supplemented by numerous small grants. In its first year of operation, TRIP reached 1,100 students in three schools.

Outcomes: By offering education in schools and in the community, TRIP has reached an estimated total of more than 60,000 children and adults a year through its many and varied education sessions and activities. For the school year 2006-2007, TRIP has educated more than 27,000 students in 98 Detroit-area schools and more than 36,000 children and adults through outreach programs. Pre- and post-test analyses for this period show an average increase of knowledge of 72% for all TRIP education programs. TRIP also inspected 750 car seats, (of which 94% were incorrectly installed) and distributed 163. It has fitted 17,942 helmets, distributed 300 trigger locks, and installed more than 3,000 smoke alarms. TRIP accomplishes its goals by raising awareness of injury risk, providing knowledge on injury prevention and, whenever possible, providing the tools required to follow through on the education.

Recommendations: Children of every age and socioeconomic background, regardless of where they live, deserve to be educated on how to stay safe. TRIP can serve as a model for other trauma centers and emergency departments interested in developing similar programs. With a little initiative, supportive staff, and willing community partners, emergency departments can bring injury prevention education to every child in their community.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program Paves the Way to Injury Reductionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162668-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program Paves the Way to Injury Reduction</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pospisil, Renee, CPST</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Hospital of Michigan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Injury Prevention Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(313) 745-0072</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kristin Rosenthal, MEd, CHES, CPST; Sue Smith, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Injury Prevention Poster] Injury Prevention Topic: More children in the United States age 14 and under die from unintentional injuries than from cancer, birth defects, heart disease, homicide, and pneumonia combined, yet studies show that 90% of unintentional injuries can be prevented. At this Pediatric Level I verified trauma center in Detroit, elementary schools were calling for speakers to address students on specific safety topics. The trauma coordinator and emergency department (ED) staff assessed admissions data and found the most commonly treated injuries mirrored the topics of most interest to the schools. The purpose of this project was to develop a program to collaborate with Detroit area schools and organizations to educate children and their families on reducing injury risk.<br/><br/>Implementation: In 2000, the Trauma Related Injury Prevention (TRIP) Program was established. TRIP brings comprehensive, 30-minute interactive injury prevention programs free to elementary schools and organizations, such as the local YMCAs and child care centers. The TRIP Team develops programs that teach how to prevent the most common injuries treated in the ED; for example, how to prevent, bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle accidents; what to do in case of choking or poisoning; how to prevent falls, suffocation and strangulation; and how to properly call 911. The TRIP speakers bureau includes TRIP staff and representatives from local police, fire, and EMS Departments, the Poison Control Center, ED nurses and many other community experts. Presentations take place during an assembly. A comprehensive pre-test is conducted at the beginning of the school year to determine the students' baseline knowledge. Posts-tests are administered at the completion of each program to evaluate learning, and again, after the individual topics have been presented, to measure retention. To complement education in the school, TRIP reaches out to the community by organizing and participating in health fairs, educational events, and car seat checks, where it provides free or discounted bike helmets, trigger locks, smoke alarms and car seats to help reinforce education. TRIP started off with the support of a small, one-year grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan and today is underwritten by the &quot;Kohl's Cares for Kids&quot; program through Kohl's Department Store and supplemented by numerous small grants. In its first year of operation, TRIP reached 1,100 students in three schools.<br/><br/>Outcomes: By offering education in schools and in the community, TRIP has reached an estimated total of more than 60,000 children and adults a year through its many and varied education sessions and activities. For the school year 2006-2007, TRIP has educated more than 27,000 students in 98 Detroit-area schools and more than 36,000 children and adults through outreach programs. Pre- and post-test analyses for this period show an average increase of knowledge of 72% for all TRIP education programs. TRIP also inspected 750 car seats, (of which 94% were incorrectly installed) and distributed 163. It has fitted 17,942 helmets, distributed 300 trigger locks, and installed more than 3,000 smoke alarms. TRIP accomplishes its goals by raising awareness of injury risk, providing knowledge on injury prevention and, whenever possible, providing the tools required to follow through on the education.<br/><br/>Recommendations: Children of every age and socioeconomic background, regardless of where they live, deserve to be educated on how to stay safe. TRIP can serve as a model for other trauma centers and emergency departments interested in developing similar programs. With a little initiative, supportive staff, and willing community partners, emergency departments can bring injury prevention education to every child in their community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:32:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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