Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Injuries Following Segway Personal Transporter Accidents: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Volume 16, Issue 5, September 2015.
John Ashurst DO, MSc, et al.

The Segway® self-balancing personal transporter has been used as a means of transport for
sightseeing tourists, military, police and emergency medical personnel. Only recently have reports
been published about serious injuries that have been sustained while operating this device. This
case describes a 67-year-old male who sustained an oblique fracture of the shaft of the femur
while using the Segway® for transportation around his community. We also present a review of the
literature.

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Injury Prevention

Disposición para Cambiar y Razones para Reducir Intencionalmente el Consumo de Alcohol en el Departamento de Medicina de Emergencia versus la Población de Trauma

Volume 15, Issue 3, May 2014
Harrison C, MD, MPH et al.

El objetivo primario era identificar las razones más comunes para la intención de disminuir el uso de alcohol en la sala de emergencia (ED) y en la población de pacientes de trauma. El objetivo secundario era determinar la asociación entre la razón de disminuir el consumo de alcohol y el nivel de educación.

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Injury Outcomes

Motor Vehicle Crash-Associated Eye Injuries Presenting to U.S. Emergency Departments

Volume 15, Issue 6, September 2014
Grayson W. Armstrong, BA et al.

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are a leading cause of injury in the United States (U.S.). Detailed knowledge of MVC eye injuries presenting to U.S. emergency departments (ED) will aid clinicians in diagnosis and management. The objective of the study was to describe the incidence, risk factors, and characteristics of non-fatal motor vehicle crash-associated eye injuries presenting to U.S. EDs from 2001 to 2008.

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Readiness to Change and Reasons for Intended Reduction of Alcohol Consumption in Emergency Department versus Trauma Population

Volume 15, Issue 3, May 2014
Craig Harrison, MD, MPH et al.

The primary objective was to identify the most common reasons for intending to cut back on alcohol use, in emergency department (ED) and trauma patient populations. The secondary objective was to determine the association between reason to cut back on alcohol and education level.

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Fatality and Injury Severity of Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions in Orange County, California, 1998–2007

Introduction:Injuries and fatalities in adult drivers 18–65 years of age have decreased in recent years due to safer vehicles, enhanced medical policies, and implementation of injury prevention policies. The objective of this study was to examine injury severity and fatality rates in older drivers compared to their younger counterparts in Orange County, California.

Conclusion: The decrease in collision fatalities was greater in the 25–64-year-old group compared to the older adult population. This disparity highlights the need for further injury prevention efforts for older drivers.

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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.