Trauma Service's Injury Prevention Program strives to reduce unintentional injuries among children and to promote safe behaviors in the community by:
- Developing data-driven strategies based on analysis of trauma data from Children's Hospital and the State of Tennessee.
- Providing injury prevention education and resources to families in the hospital and community.
- Conducting and participating in innovative research that furthers the field of injury prevention.
- Educating the hospital staff and state agencies on injury prevention topics through our Timely Trauma Topic Conference series.
- Collaborating at the local, state, and national levels to promote programs and policies that protect children.
Safety Topic of the Week
The Fallout on Window Safety
Every year, more than 3,300 children ages five and younger are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for injuries related to falls from windows.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is proud to be a site for The Injury Free Coalition for Kids. The coalition is comprised of hospital-based, community-oriented programs, whose efforts are anchored in research, education, and advocacy. Currently, the coalition includes 43 sites located in 40 cities, each housed in the trauma centers of their participating institutions.
For more information visit The injury Free Coalition: http://www.injuryfree.org/about.cfm
For more information about the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program, contact the program manager Purnima Unni, MPH, CHES, at 615-936-8222 or email@example.com
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