*Part II follows in this issue.
Preventive Care in the Emergency Department, Part I: Clinical Preventive Services—Are They Relevant to Emergency Medicine?*
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Academic Emergency Medicine
Volume 7, Issue 9, pages 1036–1041, September 2000
How to Cite
Rhodes, K. V., Gordon, J. A., Lowe, R. A. and The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Public Health and Education Task Force Preventive Services Work Group (2000), Preventive Care in the Emergency Department, Part I: Clinical Preventive Services—Are They Relevant to Emergency Medicine?. Academic Emergency Medicine, 7: 1036–1041. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2000.tb02097.x
†Charlene B. Irvin, MD, Project Director, Template Co-designer; Peter C. Wyer, MD, Template Designer and Proctor; Lowell W. Gerson, PhD, Template Co-designer, Proctor, and Topic Reviewer (Geriatric Falls); Karin Rhodes, MD, Project Co-initiator and Topic Reviewer (Social Services); James A. Gordon, MD, MPA, Project Co-initiator and Topic Reviewer (Social Services); Robert A. Lowe, MD, MPH, Project Co-initiator, Template Co-designer. Topic Reviewers (in topic alphabetical order): Cardiovascular: David Kerr, MD, and Trisha Nouhan, MD; Child Abuse: Allen Walker, MD, and Scott Krugman, MD; Domestic Violence: Deirdre Anglin, MD, MPH, and Carolyn Sachs, MD, MPH; Geriatric Screening: Lowell Gerson, PhD, and John V. Weigand, MD; Immunizations—Adult: Robert D. Powers, MD, MPH, and Stuart Brilliant, MD; Injury Prevention: Herbert Garrison, MD, MPH, Leslie Maas, MHS, Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Mallory O'Brian, MS, and Guohua Li, MD; Mental Health: Ken Parsons, MD, and Terry Kowalenko, MD; Neoplastic: Kimberly Collins, MD, and Denise Nassisi, MD; Pediatrics: Lori Montagna, MD, and Bruce Becker, MD, MPH; Social Services: James A. Gordon, MD, MPA, and Karin Rhodes, MD; Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Richard Rothman, MD, PhD, Theresa Dolan, MD, Charlene Babcock Irvin, MD, and David Slobodkin, MD, MPH; Substance Abuse: Gail D'Onofrio, MD, and Linda Degutis, DrPH; Emergency Department Surveillance: Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH; Tobacco: Steve Bernstein, MD, and Bruce Becker, MD, MPH; Youth Violence: Elizabeth Datner, MD, and Kimberly Collins, MD.
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received April 21, 2000; accepted April 23, 2000
- preventive services;
- emergency medicine;
- evidence-based medicine;
- practice guidelines;
- prevention research
Abstract. In 1998 the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's (SAEM's) Board of Directors asked the SAEM Public Health and Education Task Force to develop recommendations for prevention, screening, and counseling activities to be conducted in emergency departments (EDs). The Task Force's work was divided into two phases: 1) a discussion of the rationale for preventive services in the ED, along with generation of a preliminary list of prevention activities that could be studied for ED implementation; and 2) a formal evidence-based review of topics chosen from the preliminary list, along with recommendations for ED implementation and further study. This paper represents Phase I of the project. Phase II, the formal evidence-based review and recommendations, is published separately in this issue.