4024.0 Injury Epidemiology

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of injuries. Presentations will include a discussion of injuries among children attending summer camps, restraint use and injury severity among children aged 9-12 years, using law enforcement data to examine incidence and risk of motor vehicle crashes, and tracking injuries through a web-based interactive report system.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Identify potential risk factors for summer camp injury 2. Describe the limitations of Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) data 3. Recognize the role of a web-based query system for statistical reporting of injury events

8:35 AM
Injury among children attending US summer camps, 2006-07
Ellen E. Yard, Christy L. Collins, MA and R. Dawn Comstock, PhD
9:35 AM
Tracking injuries and other health related events in Illinois: A web-based interactive report system
Evelyn Lyons, RN, MPH, Ruth Kafensztok, DrPH, Daniel Leonard, MS, Regina Harders, BA and Mark Cichon, DO, FACEP

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Socialist Caucus

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

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