About This Chapter
Personal Safety & Injury Prevention - Chapter Summary
The content covered by this chapter includes a variety of precautionary measures that can be exercised to promote safety and avoid injury. Multiple lessons explore specific considerations for water and recreational safety in addition to residential, pedestrian and automotive safety. Additional lessons help you examine:
- Facts about child abuse
- Basic emergency care types
- Health and safety regulations
- Gender differences among different acts of violence
- Different factors that contribute to violent activities
- Preparing for and responding to weather emergencies
Our professional instructors use videos to give you an effective look at these topics. The video lessons have a well-organized flow and make for a fun refresher on the major content. Check your content knowledge on injury prevention and personal safety topics with practice quizzes spanning the chapter. You can use the jump feature in the timeline to backtrack to a certain point in a lesson for more review at any time.
1. 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.
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Safety Precautions for Weather Emergencies
Hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, and flooding! What should you do to prepare for weather emergencies? Learn some important precautions to take, and then see what you know with a quiz.
7. Violence in America: Societal & Personal Factors
More than just economic factors play a role in the potential for someone to commit a violent crime. Some other types of factors that may contribute to someone committing a violent crime are discussed here as well.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts
Did you know that more than five children die each day from child abuse? In this lesson, learn about the different types of child abuse, general statistics, and more.
11. Preventing Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can kill - it's as simple as that. For this reason, spotting the early warning signs and preventing domestic violence can actually save lives. This lesson will provide information on how to do just that.
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