Important Advances in Pediatric Injury Prevention
In this article, the authors present an overview of the more common pediatric injuries along with key components of injury-prevention strategies, specifically addressing the following injuries: motor vehicle crashes (with a section on teen driver crashes, sleep-related injury, and death), poisoning, all-terrain vehicle crashes, drowning, and firearm injuries.
Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) is an interdisciplinary, multi-specialty Journal, and articles span the spectrum of medical topics, providing timely, up-to-date information for primary care physicians and specialists alike. The SMJ enables physicians to provide the best possible care to patients in this age of rapidly changing modern medicine. Therefore, the readers of the SMJ are an appropriate target for this article.
In children, injuries are the leading cause of death, a major source of disability, and the number one cause of death for children after the first year of life. Most injuries are preventable. The principles of injury prevention include surveillance, coalitions, communication, interventions, and evaluation. The authors of this article present an overview of the more common pediatric injuries along with key components of injury-prevention strategies, specifically addressing the following injuries: motor vehicle crashes (with a section on teen driver crashes, sleep-related injury, and death), poisoning, all-terrain vehicle crashes, drowning, and firearm injuries.
At the conclusion of the activity, learners should be better prepared to:
- Recognize that injuries are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among infants and children;
- Recognize that injury prevention interventions are a critical and effective intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality for infants and children due to injuries;
- Recognize that the annual economic costs and years of productive life lost due to injuries that affect infants and children are profound;
- Integrate injury prevention into health maintenance and episodic health care visits for infants and children.
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Kathy Monroe, MD
Cassi Smola, MD
Erinn Schmit, MD
Kristyn Jeffries, MD
Allison Reid Burks, MD
Michele Nichols, MD
Southern Medical Association/Southern Medical Journal Editorial Staff:
Steven T. Baldwin, MD, SMJ Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer S. Price, MA, Managing Editor
Anita McCabe, Copyeditor
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