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  1. The role of emergency medical services in primary injury prevention.

    Article - En anglais

    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

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0378697

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 12/09/1997.