The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that the reality of injury related to fire is a real problem for children. Every day, 435 children ages 0-19 are treated in emergency rooms for burn related injuries and two children die as a result of being burned. Older children, The goal of this year’s NIPD is to develop and implement an educational and media campaign to raise awareness of the problem of injuries resulting from a fire/flame/scald incident and to implement evidence-based strategies to reduce the burden of fire/flame/scald injuries in a high-risk population. NIPD campaign will be developed focusing on reducing These strategies are based on a scientific method that includes: epidemiology, engineering, enforcement, education and evaluation.
NIPD at Charlie's House Room by Room with prevention and education program for adult caregivers includes presentations to empower caregivers to reduce risk of fire in the home, to assess a burn properly at home to assess need for ED assessment and treatment, and to use fire extinguishers properly to stop a small flame fire. Presentations include epidemiology to describe current and past fire related injuries in our level one trauma center. Care givers will receive a home safety kit with fire prevention and emergency strategies to assess and treat a minor burn. Evaluation includes Pre/post Quiz for parents and caregivers to evaluate awareness of risk of fire; quality satisfaction with delivery of program; satisfaction with new skills or knowledge gained and quantity measures: number of people reached, how often and length of interaction on media, changes in knowledge about fire/flame/scald risk in their own environment, number of distribution of smoke and CO device installations by KCFD, Charlie’s House and other agencies. Media impact will be assessed by CMH for website activity.
Dates and Times:
November 18th, 2022 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Phyllis Larimore RN MPH