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Injury Prevention

Trauma is a preventable disease. Traumatic injures can be avoided by providing continuing education, encouragement and supporting change in behavior among all age groups. Mercy Trauma Services is dedicated to providing injury prevention education to health care professionals, patients and the community. Currently, Mercy Trauma Services collaborates with the Metro Trauma Committee to provide area high schools with a distracted driving prevention program, works with the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide an older adult fall prevention program, and assists our Children’s Emergency Center with pediatric prevention initiatives.

Please contact us to set up your desired injury prevention program, or use the sites below to assist you in creating your own injury prevention programs. Contact Beth Berg at bberg2@mercydesmoines.org or (515)643-2084.

Injury Prevention Resources
CDC – National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html

Emergency Nurses Association – Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention
http://www.ena.org/practice-research/Pages/about.aspx

Every 15 Minutes – Teen Drunk Driving Prevention Program
http://www.every15minutes.com/

Iowa Department of Public Health – Matter of Balance: Fall Prevention Program
http://www.aging.iowa.gov/

Injury Prevention Research Center
http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/iprc/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
http://www.nhtsa.gov/

Safe Kids Greater Des Moines
http://www.dsmsafekids.org/

Safe Kids USA
http://www.safekids.org/

Safety Lit – Injury Prevention Literature Update & Archive Database
http://www.safetylit.org/

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