Chapter 58. Injury Prevention

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Mary Patricia McKay MD, MPH Associate Professor1 and
  2. Liesl A. Curtis MD Emergency Medicine Physician2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch58

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

McKay, M. P. and Curtis, L. A. (2008) Injury Prevention, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch58

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • injury prevention;
  • NIAAA pre-screening questions;
  • CAGE questions;
  • National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA);
  • AUDIT survey;
  • Cochrane and MEDLINE: (falls AND emergency department) OR (fall AND prevention AND intervention AND emergency;
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV);
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
  • ED based intervention to reduce adults' risk of firearms injury


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Clinical scenarios

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References