Accidents and Injuries. Dr.Rajkumar Patil Asstt. Prof., Community Medicine AVMCH, Pondicherry. Accident Unpremeditated events resulting in recognizable damage Feeling of misfortune,unavoidable nature Injury A bodily lesion due to acute exposure to energy
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Asstt. Prof., Community Medicine
beyond the physiological tolerance.
1.Lower Rasp. Infec.
4.Unipolar major depression
9.Road traffic Injury
3.Road Traffic Injury
6.Lower Resp. Inf.
More than 25% deaths due to injuries occur in SEAR
Prioritization of injury problem in India
Injury related mortality rate in India
97 deaths/100,000 population
Injury as a disease
Age:15-44 yrs(50% mortality)
Sex: More in males
Education: Low educational status
Diseases: Defective vision,sudden illness,fatigue
to those working on rivers and seas
Responsible for largest number of hospital visits for non-fatal injuries
Prevention and control of falls
1.Safer playground(Use of mud & sand surfaces instead of paved ones)
2.Safer furniture & house designs
3.Use of grills on windows
4.Safer design of stairs,balconies and rooftops with railings and bars
5.Safer working techniques for construction workers
5.Injuries from sharp objects