About This Chapter
GACE Health Education: Personal Safety & Injury Prevention - Chapter Summary
To help you feel prepared on the day of the GACE Health Education assessment, our experienced instructors have developed this chapter's short video lessons on personal safety and injury prevention. Review what you've learned in the past about preventing injuries related to recreation, driving, the workplace and more. After you study the entire chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Recognize and avoid common threats to personal safety
- Identify precautions for weather emergencies
- List workplace and residential safety precautions
- Explain pedestrian and automotive safety guidelines
- Discuss water and recreational safety measures
- Describe emergency care methods
- Detail the causes, consequences and prevention of abusive relationships
- Differentiate between unintentional and intentional injuries
- Share how public health policy promotes disease prevention and identify community health agencies
In this chapter, our instructors use statistics, engaging graphics and real-world scenarios to ensure you understand the safety topics discussed in the lessons. The videos, which contain tags for jumping around to key points, are just a few minutes long and are viewable on your mobile device. We also provide lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes as additional study tools.
1. Identifying & Avoiding Threats to Personal Safety
In this lesson, you'll be learning about how to increase your students' personal safety. We'll go over ways to improve safety at school, as well as ways to teach them to be safe at home and on the way to and from school. This lesson will explore ways to teach young students and high school students about personal safety.
2. 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.
3. Safety Precautions for Weather Emergencies
Hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, and flooding! What should you do to prepare for weather emergencies like these? Let's learn about some important precautions to take when faced with these kinds of emergencies.
4. Residential Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures
Residential safety involves safety measures that concern your home. This lesson will explain the many dangers that lurk at home and how you can avoid them.
5. Workplace Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures
What's your line of work? Or, what are the dangers you face at work? Workplace safety is important; that's why we are going to discuss how to keep yourself safe in this lesson.
6. Pedestrian & Automotive Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures
The safety of pedestrians and motor vehicle operators are often interlinked. This lesson will teach you about important safety measures you can take as a driver and a pedestrian to protect your life and those of others.
7. Water & Recreational Safety: Definition and Precautionary Measures
We all love to have fun, but that fun may come at a cost unless you are safe about recreation, namely water activities like boating and swimming. This lesson will show you why and what you can do to protect yourself.
8. 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.
9. How Health Policy Affects Community Health
Do we really need the government telling us what to do when it comes to our health? Why or why not? The answer may surprise you as we'll go over how health policy affect community health in more than one way.
10. Community Health Agencies: List & Purpose
There are many different agencies to support the health and well-being of communities. In this lesson, we will learn more about community health and specific agencies and what they do.
11. Abusive Relationships: Causes, Consequences & Prevention
In this lesson, we will look at why abusive relationships occur, what can happen as a result of them, and ways to prevent becoming a victim of an abusive relationship.
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