4313.1 Recreational and Sports Injuries

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 4:30 PM
Opportunities to prevent recreational and sports injuries are highlighted in this session through five oral presentations that describe a range of injury types.
Session Objectives: 1. List factors associated with injury severity in high school football. 2. Describe the magnitude and nature of sports injuries among high school boys and girls. 3. Assess the impact of illegal activity and foul play on high school sports injuries. 4. Describe the costs associated with recreational boating injuries. 5. Discuss ways that all-terrain vehicle dealers and ATV drivers (children and adult) can help prevent ATV injuries.

4:45 PM
Epidemiology of high school competition and practice injuries
Julie Rechel, R. Dawn Comstock, PhD and Ellen E. Yard
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
Costs of recreational boating injuries in the U.S., 2002
Ted R. Miller, PhD and Bruce A. Lawrence, PhD
5:30 PM
Anatomy of ATV injuries in Central Illinois: Using the Haddon Matrix to further our knowledge
Marjorie A. Getz, MA, MPHIL, Richard Pearl, MD, Yvette Whitehurst, Richard Griggs and John Hafner, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing