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Revised injury control manual from AAP
The new injury control manual from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now available and by all accounts is well worth looking at. It contains new chapters on violence, sports injuries, agricultural injuries, and injury control in child care, preschool, school, and camp settings. A hands-on reference tool for professionals, it includes statistical information as well as strategies for injury prevention. For details of how to buy a copy of Injury Prevention and Control for Children and Youth, 3rd edition by the Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention, editor Mark Widome, contact AAP (tel: (from USA and Canada) 800 433 9016 or (from elsewhere) +1 847 228 5005; fax: +1 847 228 1281; e-mail: email@example.com).
US-Nordic conference on rural injury prevention
The papers presented at the Stockholm conference on rural childhood injury prevention in November 1996 have been published. The meeting compared approaches to prevention in Scandinavia with those in the US. Further details: Kungl Skogsoch Landbruksakademien, Drottninggatan 95 B, Box 6806, 113 86 Stockholm, Sweden (fax: +46 (0) 8 32 21 30).
... and more on farm safety
Canada's first national database program on farm injuries has produced its premiere report, Fatal Farm Injuries in Canada, 1991–97, which analyzes these fatalities by cause, age, and location. Not surprisingly, children of farm owner-operators are among the high risk groups. Tractors caused close to half of the work related farm deaths over all ages, and preteen children as well as youth are well represented in those numbers. Drownings and injuries from recreational vehicles were the leading cause of non-work related deaths, mostly to younger children. Copies of the report cost C$10 from Lisa Hartling, National Coordinator, Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada (fax: +1 613 548 1374; e-mail: LH12@post.queensu.ca).
Helmet laws debate
“Laws enforcing helmet-wearing for cyclists do more harm than …