Childhood Injuries and Prevention. By Jim Carpenter MD, MPH February 10, 2010. Goals. Discussion about child safety and the Physician role in Anticipatory Guidance Data on Child Injury Anticipatory Guidance for safety: why and what to say What a DRT is and does Questions.
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Jim Carpenter MD, MPH
February 10, 2010
Injury the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults
Nearly 150,000 die each year from injury
41,000 - motor vehicle crashes
28,000 - fires, drownings, falls, poisonings
30,500 - suicide
25,500 - homicide
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISTS
EPISODES OF INJURIES REPORTED
Injury is the leading cause of death in children and young adults
Injuries kills more Americans aged 1-34 than all other disease combined.