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Injury Prevention Committee

Carrie Rhodes, CPST-I, MTSA, CHES, Injury Prevention Chair Chair
Carrie Rhodes, CPST-I, MTSA, CHES

Committee Vision
Injury prevention serves as a critical component in improving children's health outcomes.

Committee Mission
The Injury Prevention and Advocacy Committee of the Pediatric Trauma Society will support the collaboration and communication among injury prevention programs in the pediatric trauma programs/centers in the nation.

Committee Objectives

Objective 1
Facilitate communication between pediatric injury prevention programs and trauma programs across the country

Objective 2
Create a pediatric injury prevention program network among the nation's trauma centers

Objective 3
Host/endorse surveys related to injury prevention and disseminate survey results among PTS members

Objective 4
Grow PTS presence among nation's injury prevention centers

Objective 5
Maintain an Injury Prevention Listserv to facilitate communication among committee members

Objective 6
Create a common database for committee members to volunteer data

Committee Membership

Terms: The Committee Chairperson will serve a two (2) two-year terms. The first as Chair-Elect and the second as the presiding Committee Chair
Eligibility: PTS member

Terms: Indefinite
Eligibility: PTS member

Meeting Frequency
Conference Calls: Monthly
In-person meetings: Annually

To join the committee and participate in the Injury Prevention Listserv please email the PTS office.

On October 11-12, 2012 the Consumer Products Safety Commission hosted a public ATV Safety Summit in Bethesda, Maryland. In support of this effort, PTS collected hard data. The aggregate data is below.

Aggregate Data on Admissions for Pediatric ATV Injuries

AGE 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL
0-2 years 7 4 5 10 8 34
3-5 years 32 49 40 37 37 195
6-9 years 82 77 82 76 78 395
10-13 years 120 125 152 149 141 687
>13 years 208 237 230 255 212 1142
TOTAL 449 492 509 527 476 2453

The above data is compiled from the input of the following Pediatric Trauma Programs:

  • University of Massachusetts Children's Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR
  • Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
  • Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, TX (*years 2007-2010)
  • Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA (*years 2008-2010)
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
  • The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA