Programs


London, Ontario Directors


Contact Info

Questions please contact:
Jane Edwards
Injury Prevention Specialist/Program coordinator, Injury Free Coalition for Kids
519-685-8500 Ext. 56041
jane.edwards@lhsc.on.ca

Mapping address: 800 Commissioners Rd E, London, ON N6A 5W9, Canada



Description

The Trauma Program and Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) have partnered to initiate the Helmet Giveaway Program to provide helmets to all children and teens presenting to the hospital who have been involved in a crash in a wheeled activity, such as cycling or skateboarding. In addition to receiving a helmet, this program contains information regarding bicycle safety and proper helmet fitting in an effort to prevent future cycling-related injuries among youth in our community.

Contact Information

Jane Edwards
Jane Edwards@lhsc.on.ca

Tania Haidar
tania.haidar@lhsc.on.ca



Description

The Trauma Program, Obstetrical Pre-admit Clinic, NICU and Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) have partnered to initiate the Home Safety Device Program to provide home safety device kits to all first time parents identified in the Pre-admit Clinic, as well as children < 2 years old who have sustained a home injury and present to the Emergency Department for treatment. In addition to receiving a Home Safety Device kit, this safety program contains a Home Safety checklist, to assess the safety of your home, along with education and pamphlets in an effort to prevent future home-related injuries among children in our community. The 10 products that are included in the kit are: grip 'n twist door knob covers, oven locks, bath buddy thermometer, multi-purpose latches, press n' pivot latches, side by side cabinet lock, plug protectors, furniture corner cushions, window blind cord wind-ups, and Give Your Child a Safe Start video. Also included in the kit is a home safety checklist to help indicate areas in the home that may be hazardous.

Contact Information

Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@lhsc.on.ca



Description

Impact (Informing teens. Preventing injuries) is a presentation designed for grade 11 students about the social, economic, and health outcomes of risk taking behaviours. Presentations include first hand accounts of risk taking and provide students with tools necessary to make informed decisions when faced with a challenge. Two customizing formats of Impact are available and work well in tandem, in-School and in-Hospital. Impact in-school is tailored towards the specific needs of each individual class. Students will take advantage of our anonymous “clicker” system to identify the most important issues to them. Topics that can be discussed are: Alcohol and Partying; Marijuana; Distracted Driving; Party Drugs; and several other choices that put youth at higher risk for injury. Open dialogue is promoted in order to engage students in discussion of issues they perceive to be a concern within their schools. Impact In-hospital is designed to represent the journey of a trauma patient. Students will have the opportunity to travel the journey of someone who has been injured and hear first hand accounts from hospital staff. There are several areas that are toured at Victoria and Parkwood hospitals; EMS and ambulance, Emergency Department, Critical Care Trauma Center (CCTC), guest speakers, and rehabilitation

Impact is a program designed to influence decision making in youth and inform them of the potential consequences of their choices from real-life stories of Trauma patients. Students are given USB armbands which provide links to our website and community resources if they feel they need to reach out to professionals.

Impact website: https://www.impactprogram.ca

Contact Information

Jennifer Lindsay
jennifer.lindsay@lhsc.on.ca



Description

The PURPLE program is given to families of new babies, both mothers and fathers, in the hospital after the birth of their baby. Maternity nurses are trained and provided with a script to use when presenting the materials to families of new babies. Each family receives from the nurse the 10-minute DVD and 11-page booklet about PURPLE Crying to take home with them. When possible, the parents should watch the film in the hospital and be able to ask the nurse questions. It is very important that the parents receive the program from a person in a position of authority or influence, like a maternity nurse or health educator. It is equally important that the person delivering the PURPLE program recommends its use to the parents , encourages them to review the materials, and encourages them to share the materials with other caregivers of their baby. Supporting PURPLE, the CLICK for Babies campaign (CLICK) aims at raising awareness in local communities about PURPLE. Annually, CLICK asks community members to knit or crochet purple baby hats for newborns throughout the fall months to be distributed by the hospital in November and December. At LHSC our CLICK campaign has literally reached thousands of people in our community while raising awareness about PURPLE and normal infant crying patterns. Not only has this been a huge success in raising awareness it has also helped some affected by abuse, which is evident in the large number of personal stories that have accompanied many of the donations.

Contact Information

Tania Haidar
tania.haidar@lhsc.on.ca



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Jane Edwards, MSc

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Injury Prevention Specialist

Biography:
Jane is an Injury Prevention Specialist for the Trauma Program at LHSC & Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with an BSc(Hons) degree in Microbiology & Immunology and the University of London/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an MSc in Infectious Diseases. During her schooling, Jane worked at LHSC’s pediatric and adult Emergency Department and learned firsthand the devastation of traumatic injury. She is a coordinator of the IMPACT (Impaired Minds Produce Actions Causing Trauma) program as well as the Chair of the Not By Accident Committee, and sits on many community and inter-hospital committees dedicated to reducing injury. Jane is a strong advocate for pediatric injury prevention and has worked to implement programming within the hospital, such as The Period of Purple Crying Program for shaken baby awareness, Bicycle Helmet Giveaway Program in the ED and the Home Safety Device Program for first time parents.

Contact Information

Email Address:
jane.edwards@lhsc.on.ca

Phone Number:
519-685-8500 X 75339

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Jane Edwards is available to answer your group's questions via telephone or e-mail.

Jane Edwards is available to travel to speak to your group in person.

Jennifer Lindsay

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Injury Prevention Specialist

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Email Address:
jennifer.lindsay@lhsc.on.ca

Phone Number:
519-685-8500 X 56041

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Tania Haidar

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Injury Project Associate

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Email Address:
tania.haidar@lhsc.on.ca

Phone Number:
519-685-8500

Mailing Address:
800 Commissioners Rd E
Room E1-129 Trauma Program
London, Ontario
N6A 5W9


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