ERIC Number: ED313346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Injury Control for Children and Youth.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.
This book begins with a progress report on preventing childhood injuries. Settings for pediatric care are discussed as well as The Injury Prevention Program (TIPP). Child abuse is also addressed in the first section. In section two, specific childhood injuries and interventions are discussed. Each chapter begins with an overview of the problem, followed by appropriate preventive measures. If they are available, passive as well as active interventions are recommended. In some cases, treatment is included in the chapter. The final segment, titled "Implications for Public Policy," outlines community, state, and national efforts to be undertaken by pediatricians, both individually and collectively, to focus public and governmental attention on injury prevention. A summary and a list of suggested readings is followed by six appendices which are: (1) Injuries Related to "Toy" Firearms, 1986; (2) List of Supplementary Academy Materials; (3) All Terrain Vehicles: Two-, Three-, and Four-Wheeled Unlicensed Motorized Vehicles, 1986; (4) Revised First Aid Chart, 1986; (5) Recalls of Toys in Violation of CPSC Safety Standards, Fiscal Year 1985; and (6) Safe Swimming for Your Young Child. (JD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Child Abuse, Children, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Parks, Pediatrics, Poisoning, Prevention, Toys, Traffic Safety
American Academy of Pediatrics, Publications Dept. 141 Northwest Point Boulevard, P.O. Box 927, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927 ($25.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.