All trauma centers in the US, and many in other parts of the world, are required to have injury prevention programs. Level I centers in the States are also required to have a named Injury Prevention Coordinator with a job description and salary support.
In this newsletter, I’m going to dig into the specifics of injury prevention. Some of the topics I will cover include:
Explaining the American College of Surgeons injury prevention requirements
A list of the most common types of injury prevention programs around the US
Efficacy of specific prevention programs (violence prevention, elderly falls)
Making your injury prevention coordinator great
Tips on designing an excellent trauma prevention program
This issue will be available sometime in mid-December. As usual, it will be emailed to all subscribers first. About two weeks later, I’ll make it available to all here on the blog.
The July Trauma MedEd newsletter is just around the corner! The topic is: Practice Guidelines. I’ll be sharing a number of updated guidelines for diagnostic imaging, head injury, anticoagulated patients, and more.
I see so many trauma programs that recognize the need for a practice guideline, but then insist on taking a huge amount of everyone’s time designing it from scratch. Chances are that 50 other trauma centers already have done this! So take a look at the ones in the newsletter, tweak to your heart’s content, and use them! In addition to printable copies in the newsletter pdf, I’ll share a link to Microsoft Publisher file versions so you can customize them, add your own logo, etc.
The newsletter will be released over the US Independence Day weekend. Subscribers will receive it then. Everyone else will have to wait until the following week.
I was recently interviewed by Bob Fojut, editor of the Trauma System News newsletter. We chatted for some time about performance improvement, one of my favorite topics. He crystallized that conversation into a nice, 9 bullet article of tips and tricks to improve your PI process.