Margo Yoder, LPN

Injury Surveillance Collection, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Peoria

Margo is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission/National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (CPSC/NEISS) representative at Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Career at OSF SFMC has been: eighteen years in clinical nursing followed by the past eleven years doing ED coding & billing for the emergency department. Her experience in coding for the ED, led to collecting the data for CPSC/NEISS which collects injury data from 100 hospitals in the United States. She has been reporting injury related data to CPSC/NEISS for the past nine years. In June 2000, OSF SFMC was named to the “All Trauma Program” in their reporting to CPSC/NEISS for the expanded studies in areas of interest for the CDC. Margo is also the CPSC/NEISS representative at Hopedale Medical Complex in Hopedale, IL; a rural hospital 40 miles south of Peoria.

For the Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Peoria, she will be establishing a data base program to facilitate the data collected through ED chart surveillance; in the specific areas of focus (MVA, ATV, bikes, falls, and pedestrian related injuries). Central Illinois is fortunate to have 4 of the 100 CPSC/NEISS reporting hospitals in the area. Thus, our surveillance will be data from the 4 area hospitals.

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OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Emergency Dept.
530 NE Glen Oak
Peoria, IL 61637