Injury Prevention Resources
The following organizations offer safety and injury prevention programs.
- Healthychildren.org offers numerous resources for parents on issues affecting children in all stages of development.
- Important rules for use of car safety seats. The site also has frequently asked questions about car safety seats and other transportation safety issues, including air bag safety, a booster seat teaching tool and teen driver safety.
Bicycle & E-Scooter Laws
- Codes, laws and regulations for bicyclists in California and Los Angeles, via the Los Angeles Department of Transportation Bike Program.
- For additional information on bicycle safety, bike routes and other bicycle-related information, visit the LADOT Bike Program's home page.
- Motorized Scooter Registration requirements from the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles can be found here - Scooter Registration.
- California Legislative InformationAB-2989 Motorized scooter: use of helmet: maximum speed - AB-2989.
The CDC has a variety of topics on injury and violence prevention. Each fact sheet tells who is at risk for various injuries and how the risk of injury can be reduced.
This site has safety tips on injury prevention.
MADD provides information on programs to stop drunk driving and help support victims.
Safe Kids Worldwide
The Stop the Bleed campaign was created to save lives that would otherwise be lost due to preventable injury.
In 2013, after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a comprehensive review of injury patterns was done by Lenworth M. Jacobs Jr. MD. He then worked collaboratively with the White House; the National Security Council; the Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; law enforcement, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Department of Defense; and pre-hospital and physician provider organizations to form the Hartford Consensus.
Using lessons learn from previous military conflicts and mass causality events, the group created THREAT, an algorithmic approach to deadly injuries. THREAT stands for Threat suppression, Hemorrhage control, Rapid Extrication to safety, Assessment by medical providers, and Transport to definitive care.
The Stop the Bleed Campaign is overseen by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and is taught at Cedars-Sinai. For a list of classes, contact Brett Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Resources and Information on Injury Prevention
- American Trauma Society
- Society of Trauma Nurses
- CDC site on injury prevention and control
- Health Resources and Services Administration—grant opportunities and program development
- Injury Prevention Web—charts and tables of injury data by region and state
- SafetyLit—weekly updates on injury prevention research activities
- World Health Organization—data and information about injuries and injury prevention on an international level