The role of emergency medical services in primary injury prevention.
Injury is a leading cause of death and disability.
Preventing injuries from ever occurring is primary injury prevention (PIP).
The objective of this statement is to present the consensus of a 16-member panel of leaders from the out-of-hospital emergency medical services (EMS) community on essential and desirable EMS PIP activities.
Essential PIP activities for leaders and decision makers of every EMS system include :
protecting individual EMS providers from injury ;
providing education to EMS providers in PIP fundamentals ;
supporting and promoting the collection and utilization of injury data ;
obtaining support for PIP activities ;
networking with other injury prevention organizations ;
empowering individual EMS providers to conduct PIP activities ;
interacting with the media to promote injury prevention ;
and participating in community injury prevention interventions.
Essential PIP knowledge areas for EMS providers include :
PIP principles ;
personal injury prevention and role modeling ;
safe emergency vehicle operation ;
injury risk identification ;
documentation of injury data ;
and one-on-one safety education.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Prévention, Homme, Soin santé primaire, Service urgence, Extrahospitalier
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Prevention, Human, Primary health care, Emergency department, Out of hospital
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0378697
Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 12/09/1997.