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Ch 19: Injury Prevention Strategies

About This Chapter

The engaging video and text lessons in this chapter will help you review different types of injuries, common causes and prevention measures. Watch the video lessons and read the texts to learn about organizations and laws that promote safety, environmental conditions that make a person prone to injuries and the impact of violence on the environment.

Injury Prevention Strategies - Chapter Summary

Students needing to learn about injury prevention strategies may watch videos and read texts in this series to learn about categories of injuries, environmental factors that increase the likelihood of injury, organizations and legal legislation meant to prevent injury, and individual injury prevention strategies. Each video includes engaging visuals and real life examples, and is taught by expert instructors. Some of the key topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Intentional versus unintentional injuries
  • Types of head trauma
  • Effects of alcohol
  • Consumer and occupational safety laws and organizations
  • Preventing and treating fitness injuries
  • Gender differences in injuries and violence
  • History, causes and effects of school and domestic violence
  • Types and effects of child abuse and neglect
  • Basic life-saving steps
  • Types of personal protective equipment
  • Reporting suspected violence

After viewing these lesson videos and texts take the accompanying quizzes to reinforce your learning and reveal topics you may yet wish to review. Use video tags to go directly to key topics, or read over the material using the lesson transcripts. If you have any questions, ask our expert instructors.

16 Lessons in Chapter 19: Injury Prevention Strategies
Unintentional Injuries vs. Intentional Injuries: Definitions & Differences

1. Unintentional Injuries vs. Intentional Injuries: Definitions & Differences

It was an accident! We've all exclaimed that. Accident or not, intentional and unintentional injuries occur on a second by second basis in the U.S. We'll explore which ones result in tragedy most often.

Dangerous Injuries to the Head

2. Dangerous Injuries to the Head

This lesson will underscore the different types of traumas that can occur to your head. We will go over blunt, penetrating, perforating, and craniofacial trauma, as well as some of their unique components.

Strategies to Prevent Intentional Injuries

3. Strategies to Prevent Intentional Injuries

Violent crimes occur on a daily basis, but that does not mean you have to be a victim. This lesson will outline some basic, but important tips and strategies you can use to keep yourself safe at home and in the outer world.

The Effects of Alcohol: Physiological, Behavioral & Long-Term

4. The Effects of Alcohol: Physiological, Behavioral & Long-Term

If you've ever wondered why men seem to tolerate alcohol better than women or what alcohol does to the body and mind, then tune into this lesson for more information.

Product Safety: Definition & Concept

5. Product Safety: Definition & Concept

We use dozens of products every day. With so many products in our daily lives, how do we know which ones are potentially dangerous? Learn about the laws, organizations and remedies that exist to ensure the safety of consumer products.

Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

6. Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

Injuries are a risk whenever you start a fitness program. Learn about ways to prevent common injuries, such as sprains and strains, as well as how to treat them using the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compress and elevate, in this lesson.

OSHA: Ensuring Workplace Safety

7. OSHA: Ensuring Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted in 1970 and created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA. This lesson discusses the role of OSHA in ensuring workplace safety.

Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences

8. Violence Against Women and Men: Definitions & Gender Differences

Some types of crime are especially painful due to their personal nature. This lesson discusses three forms of violence, including sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. Definitions, basic statistics, and a discussion of gender differences are provided.

Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

9. Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

For years, psychologists have studied the effect watching violent media has on people's behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at the link between media violence and real-life aggression and discover why watching violent TV might affect people's levels of aggression.

School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

10. School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will learn the definition and history of school violence. We will also discuss the causes and effects of school violence. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson.

Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History

11. Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History

This lesson will provide the definition for domestic violence. It will also explore the history, causes, and facts about domestic violence. A short quiz over the subject matter will follow the lesson.

Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

12. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

13. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

14. Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

This lesson will teach you the first important steps you may need to take during an emergency situation and some basic but important life-saving techniques you can use during such an emergency.

What Is PPE? - Definition, Safety & Requirements

15. What Is PPE? - Definition, Safety & Requirements

From this lesson you will be learning about PPE. This includes how they prevent the spread of germs, the different types of PPE, and when to use them appropriately.

Reporting Violence: Resources & Methods

16. Reporting Violence: Resources & Methods

Violence does not have a place in the classroom. This lesson will focus on ways to identify violence along with resources and methods for reporting violence. We will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

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