From: Michael Gemar
Sent: 19 février 2008 11:56
To: SMARTRISK Navigator Updates
Subject: SMARTRISK Navigator Updates – February 11 to February 17, 2008
Attached is the February 11 to February 17, 2008 edition of the SMARTRISK Navigator Updates e-bulletin.
This edition contains links to the following announcements, news articles and tips:
INJURY CURRICULUM SET FOR TORONTO
The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre will host a two-day workshop of the Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum, on March 5-6, 2008, in Toronto. This $200 workshop is offered free to Ontario public health staff. Register soon as space is limited.
FEWER HURT KIDS LANDING IN HOSPITAL
In a good-news story released on Valentine’s Day, the Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that 11.3% fewer young people under 20 years of age were admitted to Canadian hospitals in 2005-2006 than five years earlier. Ontario had the lowest rate of pediatric injury and Nunavut the highest.
SMARTRISK LEARNING SERIES NOW IN ONLINE VIDEO
If you’ve had to miss a session of the SMARTRISK Learning Series – or you would like to revisit a favourite one – you can now view past sessions of this educational program as online videos. No special software is needed – just click and watch and listen. Meanwhile, register now for the Feb. 27 session on alcohol-related civil liability.
FOULS LINKED TO STUDENT INJURIES
Cracking down on fouls and educating student athletes about the risks of such activities could help prevent injury among young athletes, suggests a new study out of the United States. Of nine sports studied, high school soccer and basketball had the highest proportion of injuries suffered during foul play.
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For information relevant to Ontario injury prevention practitioners, please visit the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Center.