Educational Session at ACEP 2014- Chicago
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Most victims of violent injury are treated in the emergency department solely for physical injuries without attention to upstream factors that led to the assault, leaving patients discharged without an adequate link to vital support services. Without intervention, victims of violent injury are at increased risk of becoming future perpetrators. Hospital-based violence intervention programs provide a multifaceted approach to injury prevention and have been shown to reduce re-injury, retaliation, emergency department recidivism for violent injury, and future involvement in the criminal justice system.
SUICIDE AWARENESS AND SCREENING: For patients and physicians
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September 10th was Suicide Awareness Day. With everything else going on in the world, most people were probably unaware of this. What did gain more attention was the suicide of Robin Williams. In addition to shocking fans around the world, this final act by Williams brought this issue of suicide to headlines. His battles with addiction and depression in the past had been publicized but his friends, family, and fans were all under the impression that he was recovering, if not “happy.” It makes one wonder…were there signs and if so, could it have been prevented?
Original Research by TIPS Members
Readiness to Change and Reasons for Intended Reduction of Alcohol Consumption in Emergency Department vs. Trauma Population Read More »
Published in Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2014
Craig Harrison, MPH*
Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, MD*
Craig Anderson, MPH, PhD*
Samer Roumani, BS*
Jie Weiss, PhD**
Bharath Chakravarthy, MD, MPH*
Shahram Lotfipour, MD, MPH*
* Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine, California, USA
** Department of Health Science, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California, USA
Study objectives: The primary objective was to identify the most common reasons for intending to cut back on alcohol use, in emergency department (ED) and trauma patient populations. The secondary objective was to determine the association between reason to cut back on alcohol and education level.