Copyright

Ch 19: Injury Prevention Strategies

About This Chapter

The engaging video and text lessons in this chapter can help you review different types of injuries, common causes of injury and prevention measures. Learn more about organizations and laws that promote safety, and take a look at the effects of domestic, school and child violence.

Injury Prevention Strategies - Chapter Summary

Anyone needing to review injury prevention strategies can use the lessons in this chapter to study head injuries, fitness injuries, and the role of OSHA in ensuring workplace safety. Each video includes engaging visuals and real life examples, and is taught by expert instructors. The chapter will make sure you are prepared to:

  • Compare intentional versus unintentional injuries
  • Explain strategies to prevent intentional injuries
  • Outline the differences in violence against women and men
  • Discuss methods of providing emergency care
  • Describe resources for reporting violence
  • Recognize the causes and effects of school violence
  • Identify facts related to domestic violence
  • Define PPE and safety requirements related to PPE

After viewing these lesson videos and texts, take the accompanying quizzes to reinforce your learning and reveal topics you may wish to review again. 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.

12 Lessons in Chapter 19: Injury Prevention Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Preventing & Treating Fitness Injuries

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

School Violence: Definition, History, Causes & Effects

7. 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

8. 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 on the subject matter will follow the lesson.

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

9. 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.

Providing Emergency Care: Types & Methods

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support