3413.0 Injury: Consequences of Alcohol Use

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
This session will discuss the risk and predictors of injury related to alcohol and other drug use in general and emergency room (ER) populations, including those associated with drinking and driving as well as across all types and causes of injury. Demographic characteristics and crash-related characteristics of fatal and non-fatal motor vehicular accidents will be discussed. Within ER populations the specific type of beverage and brands associated with injury, and comparisons of the risk of alcohol-related and drug-related injury will be discussed. The session will provide current research on the description and determinants of substance-related injury important for intervention and prevention efforts.
Session Objectives: Identify alcohol beverage types and specific brands of alcohol that are disproportionately represented in ER injury cases. Differentiate the demographic and crash-specific predictors of fatal alcohol-related compared to drug-related motor vehicular accidents. Identify differences in risk of injury from alcohol use compared to drug use alone and in combination with alcohol use in ER populations.

4:30 PM
Risk Assessment of impaired driving offenders in Canada: A focus group study on knowledge and practices
Katherine M. Wood, MPH, Robyn Robertson, MCA, Ward Vanlaar, PhD and Thomas G. Brown, PhD
4:50 PM
Alcohol Brand Consumption and Injury in an Urban Emergency Room Population
David H. Jernigan, PhD, Syed Rafay Ahmed, MA and Andrew Stolbach, MD, FACEP
5:10 PM
Alcohol and Drug Use in Fatally Injured Drivers in States that Test over 80% for Both Alcohol and Drugs
Ralph W. Hingson, ScD, MPH, Michael R. Winter, MPH and Timothy Heeren, PhD

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

Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)