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11a-2 - A Preview of Injury Prevention Virginia J Dodd PhD...

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A Preview of Injury Prevention Virginia J. Dodd, PhD., MPH Associate Professor Department of Health Education & Behavior College of Health and Human Performance
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Objectives Understand injury definitions. Describe the magnitude of the problem. Review factors that cause injuries and influence their severity. Explore strategies for injury prevention and control.
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The Components of Injury Prevention Understanding the science of injury prevention. Injury prevention epidemiology. Data and data analysis. Program planning and evaluation. Understanding of injury prevention and violence. Advocacy efforts.
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Definitions An injury is defined as: “Any unintentional or intentional damage to the body resulting from acute exposure to mechanical, thermal, electrical, or chemical energy, or from the sudden lack of essentials such as oxygen or heat.”
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Are Injuries Inevitable? Injuries are not random accidents ; they are predictable events;
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