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University of North Carolina Hospitals Experience With Mock Crashes

Strickler, Jeff RN, MA, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P; McGrath, Chris RN, CFRN, EMT; Rudisill, Michele RN, BSN, MSN, MHA, EMT-P; Estes, Eithel EMT-P; Murtaugh, Lisa RN, MSN

doi: 10.1097/JTN.0b013e31822b7e1a
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Injuries and death to adolescents are a significant problem in this country. University of North Carolina Hospitals has successfully used mock crashes in an effort to educate high school students to this problem. A mock crash is a theatrical program performed on a school's campus in which a car crash caused by an intoxicated student driver is staged. The production shows the events that would happen in an actual crash. These programs can be a successful part of a community outreach program.

Emergency Services, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill.

Correspondence: Jeff Strickler, RN, MA, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P Emergency Services, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (jcstrick@unch.unc.edu).

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