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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Trauma Programs

Selected Readings

Introduction to Injury and Violence Prevention

Epidemiological Patterns of Injury: Conceptual Model of Injury Causation and Prevention Readings:

Brown S, Forge W, Bender T, Axnick N. Injury prevention and control: Prospects for the 1990's. Ann Rev Pub Health. 1990;11:251-266.

Martinez R: Injury Control. A primer for physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 1990;19:72-77.

Loimer H, Guarnier M. Accidents and acts of God: A history of terms. AJPH. 1996;86:101-107.

Waller JA. Reflections on a half century of injury control. Am J Pub Health. 1994;84:664-670.

Economic Costs of Injury Readings:

McSwain N, Belles A. Motorcycle helmets: Medical costs and the law. J Trauma. 1990;30:1189-99.

Miller T, Lestina D. Patterns of US medical expenditures and utilization for injury, 1987. Am J. Pub Health. 1996;86:89-93.

Ordog G. Wasserberger J, Ackroyd G. Hospital costs of firearm injuries. J Trauma. 1995;38:291-298.

Rivara F, Dicker B, Bergman A, et al. The public cost of motorcycle trauma. JAMA. 1988;260:221-223.

Injury Prevention Program Design and Evaluation Readings:

Bergman A, Rivara F. Sweden's experience in reducing childhood injuries. Pediatrics. 1991;88:69-74.

Davidson L, Durkin M, Kuhn L, et al. The impact of the Safe Kids/Healthy Neighborhood Injury Prevention Program in Harlem, 1988-1991. Am J Pub Health. 1994;84:580-586.

Identification of Injury Data Sources and Working with Injury Data Readings:

Cummings P, Koepsell T, Mueller B. Methodological challenges in injury epidemiology and injury prevention research. Ann Rev Pub Health. 1995;16:381-400.

Guyer B, Berenholz G, Gallagher S. Injury surveillance using hospital discharge abstracts coded by external cause of injury (e-code) J Trauma. 1990;30:470-473.

Trauma Care and Emergency Medical Systems

Affecting Change through Public Policy, Technology, and Education Readings:

Durkin MS, Davidson LL, Kuhn L, et al. Low income neighborhoods and the risk of severe pediatric injury. Am J Pub Health. 1994;84:587-592.

Mahoney L. Catastrophic disasters and the design of disaster medical care systems. Ann Emerg Med. 1987;66:1085-1091.

Rivara, F, Thompson D, Cummings P. Effectiveness of Primary and secondary enforces seat belt laws. Am J Pub Health. 1998;16(1S):30-39.

Schwarz DF, Grisso JA, Miles C, et al. An injury prevention program in an urban African-American community. Am J Pub Health. 1993;83:675-680.

Traffic Injuries/Vehicular Trauma Readings:

Max W, Stark B, Root S. Putting the lid on injury costs; The economic impact of the California motorcycle helmet law. J Trauma. 1998;45:550-556.

Peek-Asa C, McArthur D, Kraus J. The prevalence of non-standard helmet use and head injuries among motorcycle riders. Accident Anal Prev. 1999;31:229-233.

Rutledge R, Lalor A, Oller D, et al. The cost of not wearing seat belts. Ann Surg. 1993;217:122-7.

Watson G, Zador P, Wilks A. Helmet use, helmet use laws, and motorcyclist fatalities. Am J Public Health. 1981;71:297-300.

Residential Injuries (Fires, Burns, Falls, Poisonings) Readings:

Mosenthal A, Livingston D, Elcavage J, et al. Falls: Epidemiology and strategies for prevention. J Trauma. 1995;38:753-756.

Tinetti M, Speechley M, Ginter S. Risk factors for falls among elderly persons living in the community. NEJM. 1988;319:1701-1707.

Vernberg K, Culver P, Spyker D. The deterrent effect of poison warning stickers. Am J Dis Children. 1984;138:1018-1020.

Recreational Injuries (Drownings, Cycling, Playgrounds, Sports) Readings:

Boyce WT, Sprunger LW, Sobolewski S, et al. Epidemiology of injuries in a large urban school district. Pediatrics. 1984;74:342-349.

Feldman W. Woodward CA, Hodgson C, et al. Prospective Study of school injuries: Incidence, Types, Related Factors and Initial Management. Can Med Assoc J. 1983;129:1279-1283.

Kelly, JP, Rosenberg JH. Diagnosis and management of concussion in sports. Neurology. 1997;48:575-580.

Thompson R, Rivara FP, Thompson D. A case-control study of the effectiveness of bicycle safety helmets. NEJM. 1989;320:1361-1367.

Wintermut G, Kraus J, Teret S, et al. Drowning in childhood and adolescence: A population-based study. Am J Pub Health. 1987;77:830-832.

Yelon J, Harrigan N, Evans, JT. Bicycle trauma: A five-year experience. Am Surg. 1995;61:202-206.

Violence Readings:

Davidson LL. Preventing injuries from violence towards women. Am J Pub Health. 1996;86:12-14.

Davis, JW, Kaups, K, Campbell, SD, Parks, SN. Domestic violence and the trauma surgeon, results of a study on knowledge and education. JACS. 2000;191:347-353.

Holmes JH, Schwarz DF, Grisso J. Repeat injuries in an inner city population-Philadelphia 1987-1988. MMWR. 1990;39:1-3.

Hyman A, Schillinger D, Lo B. Laws mandating reporting of domestic violence: Do they promote well-being? JAMA. 1995;273:1781-1787.

Schafer J, Caetano R, Clark C. Rates of intimate partner violence in the U.S. Am J Pub Health. 1998;88:1702-1704.

Sorenson S, Upchurch D, Shen H. Violence and injury in marital arguments: Risk patterns and gender differences. Am J Pub Health. 1996;86:35-40.

Firearm Injuries/Intentional Violence Readings:

Violence Prevention Task Force of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Violence in America: A public health crisis--the role of firearms. J Trauma. 1995;38:163-168.

Kellerman A, Reay D. Protection of peril? An analysis of firearm related deaths in the home. NEJM. 1986;314:1557-1560.

Kyriacou D, Anglin D, Taliaferro E, et al. Risk factors for injury to women from domestic violence. NEJM. 1999;341:1892-1898.

Sloan J, Kellerman A, Reay D, et al. Handgun regulations, crime, assaults, and homicide: A tale of two cities. NEJM. 1988;319:1256-1262.

Vernick S, Teret S: Firearms and health. The right to be armed with accurate information about the Second Amendment. Am J. Pub Health. 1993;83:1773-1777.

Webster D, Vernick J, Ludwig J. Lester K. Flawed gun policy research could endanger public safety. Am J Pub Health. 1977;87:918-921.

Occupational Injury Readings:

Stout N, et al. Occupational injury mortality rates in the US: Changes from 1980 to 1989. Am J Pub Health. 1996;86:73-77.

Stout N, Bell C. Effectiveness of source documents for identifying fatal occupational injuries. Am J Pub Health. 1991;81:725-728.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Readings:

Anda R, Williamson D, Remington P. Alcohol and fatal injuries among U.S. adults. JAMA. 1988;260:2529-2532.

Cherpitel, CJ. Screening for Alcohol Problems in the Emergency Room. Ann Emerg Med. 1995;26:158-166.

Miller R, Blincoe L. Incidence and cost of alcohol-involved crashes in the U.S. Accid Anal and Prev. 1994;26:583-591.

Soderstrom C, Dischinger P, Kerns T. Alcohol use among injured sets of drivers and passengers. Accid Anal and Prev. 1996;28:111-114.

Trends in Motorcycle Fatalities Associated with Alcohol-Impaired Driving --- United States, 1983--2003, CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, December 3, 2004, 53(47); 1103-1106.

Injury Prevention Education Readings:

Leone RJ, Hammond, JS. Surgical resident's knowledge of injury prevention principles. Am J Surg. 2000;180:223-226.