Reaffirmed by the ACEP Board of Directors April 2014
Revised and approved by the ACEP Board of Directors June 2008 titled "Role of the Emergency Physician in Injury Prevention and Control for Adult and Pediatric Patients." This policy replaces policy rescinded June 2008 "Role of Emergency Physicians in the Prevention of Pediatric Injury."
Reaffirmed by the ACEP Board of Directors October 2002Originally approved by the ACEP Board of Directors March 1998 titled "The Role of the Emergency Physician in Injury Prevention and Control"
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) believes that as providers of care for injured adult and pediatric patients, emergency physicians are ideally situated and have the responsibility to affect the health of the public by being leaders in injury prevention and control. Emergency physicians should integrate injury prevention and control into their practices as they interact in the following settings: