Injury Prevention Coalitions: Emergency Department Nurses Partner to Build, Fund, and Energize CIPs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162681
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Injury Prevention Coalitions: Emergency Department Nurses Partner to Build, Fund, and Energize CIPs
Abstract:
Injury Prevention Coalitions: Emergency Department Nurses Partner to Build, Fund, and Energize CIPs
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2007
Author:Wright Johnson, Cynthia, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:EMSC Program @ Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
Title:EMS for Children Director
Contact Address:653 W. Pratt St., Room 400, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA
Contact Telephone:(410) 706-1758
[Injury Prevention Poster] Injury Prevention Topic: Despite great strides in primary prevention, sophisticated emergency medical services (EMS), and systems of specialized trauma care, unintentional injury remains the nation?s leading cause of death and disability in children, youth and adults ages 1 to 44. Consistent with the ENA Injury Prevention Institute, this paper explores partnerships that enable emergency nurses to expand their chapter?s resources, build coalitions, and extend public education to urban and rural areas. In particular, the paper focuses on the collaboration between emergency nurses and the Maryland Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). These coalitions work toward the common goal of mitigating death and disability from intentional and unintentional injuries.

Implementation: Federal, regional and state EMSC programs have a long tradition of collaborating with members of the fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement, public health, transportation, education and hospital communities to bring injury prevention education to children and families throughout the country. Interdisciplinary training workshops partner nurses, county highway and health departments and public safety professionals to develop and implement these programs. For the past 12 years, the Maryland EMSC has developed various state-wide initiatives, including Child Passenger Safety, NHTSA Public Information, Education and Relations, and programs addressing the eight high-risk areas covered in RISK WATCH? at hospitals, health departments, and EMS agencies across the state. Start-up and training funds were provided in part by a federal EMSC Partnership Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services/ Health Resources Service Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau, in collaboration with the federal Department of Transportation and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Additional local and regional support has come from many public safety and hospital organizations. In particular, funding through the Maryland State Fireman?s Association and the Maryland American Trauma Society have made it possible to provide communities with classroom and child-care prevention training kits. Emergency and trauma nurses across Maryland have been involved every step of the way to expand EMSC injury prevention programs, such as Child Passenger Safety, Fire and Burn Prevention, Red Light Running, Intentional Youth Injuries, Bike and ATV Safety, and Hunting Safety. These programs address topics such as bike, hunting, and child passenger seat safety; poison prevention; disaster preparedness; and latch key child preparedness.

Outcomes: Through various Maryland EMSC programs, emergency nurses work with other interdisciplinary experts to reach the public in a number of creative ways, producing public prevention posters and radio and TV public service announcements, such as the MidAtlantic EMSC bilingual public service announcement, ?Right Care When It Counts.? In addition a dynamic Maryland EMSC Website provides links to injury prevention resources, RISK WATCH? programs, the Child Passenger Safety Hospital Project, and Maryland Safe Kids Web site, all available in Spanish and English. Child Passenger Safety posters address safety for infants through teen drivers and children with special healthcare needs. RISK WATCH? print and online resources extend provide expanded safety education, including farm safety, urban pedestrian safety and hunting safety.

Recommendations: The contributions of emergency nurses to injury prevention programs cannot be overestimated. The support and expertise of ED nurses is germane to shaping and developing injury prevention programs that reach children and families in the community to keep them safe. Safe Kids USA campaigns, RISK WATCH? curriculum tools, and Home Safety Council low literacy materials are examples of effective collaborations between emergency departments and their partners in the 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.titleInjury Prevention Coalitions: Emergency Department Nurses Partner to Build, Fund, and Energize CIPsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162681-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Injury Prevention Coalitions: Emergency Department Nurses Partner to Build, Fund, and Energize CIPs</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">Wright Johnson, Cynthia, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">EMSC Program @ Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">EMS for Children Director</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">653 W. Pratt St., Room 400, Baltimore, MD, 21201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(410) 706-1758</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cwright@miemss.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Injury Prevention Poster] Injury Prevention Topic: Despite great strides in primary prevention, sophisticated emergency medical services (EMS), and systems of specialized trauma care, unintentional injury remains the nation?s leading cause of death and disability in children, youth and adults ages 1 to 44. Consistent with the ENA Injury Prevention Institute, this paper explores partnerships that enable emergency nurses to expand their chapter?s resources, build coalitions, and extend public education to urban and rural areas. In particular, the paper focuses on the collaboration between emergency nurses and the Maryland Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC). These coalitions work toward the common goal of mitigating death and disability from intentional and unintentional injuries.<br/><br/>Implementation: Federal, regional and state EMSC programs have a long tradition of collaborating with members of the fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement, public health, transportation, education and hospital communities to bring injury prevention education to children and families throughout the country. Interdisciplinary training workshops partner nurses, county highway and health departments and public safety professionals to develop and implement these programs. For the past 12 years, the Maryland EMSC has developed various state-wide initiatives, including Child Passenger Safety, NHTSA Public Information, Education and Relations, and programs addressing the eight high-risk areas covered in RISK WATCH? at hospitals, health departments, and EMS agencies across the state. Start-up and training funds were provided in part by a federal EMSC Partnership Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services/ Health Resources Service Administration, Maternal Child Health Bureau, in collaboration with the federal Department of Transportation and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Additional local and regional support has come from many public safety and hospital organizations. In particular, funding through the Maryland State Fireman?s Association and the Maryland American Trauma Society have made it possible to provide communities with classroom and child-care prevention training kits. Emergency and trauma nurses across Maryland have been involved every step of the way to expand EMSC injury prevention programs, such as Child Passenger Safety, Fire and Burn Prevention, Red Light Running, Intentional Youth Injuries, Bike and ATV Safety, and Hunting Safety. These programs address topics such as bike, hunting, and child passenger seat safety; poison prevention; disaster preparedness; and latch key child preparedness. <br/><br/>Outcomes: Through various Maryland EMSC programs, emergency nurses work with other interdisciplinary experts to reach the public in a number of creative ways, producing public prevention posters and radio and TV public service announcements, such as the MidAtlantic EMSC bilingual public service announcement, ?Right Care When It Counts.? In addition a dynamic Maryland EMSC Website provides links to injury prevention resources, RISK WATCH? programs, the Child Passenger Safety Hospital Project, and Maryland Safe Kids Web site, all available in Spanish and English. Child Passenger Safety posters address safety for infants through teen drivers and children with special healthcare needs. RISK WATCH? print and online resources extend provide expanded safety education, including farm safety, urban pedestrian safety and hunting safety.<br/><br/>Recommendations: The contributions of emergency nurses to injury prevention programs cannot be overestimated. The support and expertise of ED nurses is germane to shaping and developing injury prevention programs that reach children and families in the community to keep them safe. Safe Kids USA campaigns, RISK WATCH? curriculum tools, and Home Safety Council low literacy materials are examples of effective collaborations between emergency departments and their partners in the community.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:32:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:32:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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