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Creating a Comprehensive Bicycle Safety Program

Elwell, Sean MSN, RN; Kulp, Heather MPH, RN, BSN; McCue, Jennifer RRT, BSEd

doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000082
PEDIATRICS
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Trauma centers must play a role in injury prevention. Pediatric trauma centers have the ability to create injury prevention programs targeting all children. After analyzing our trauma registry data, we determined that bicycle injuries are a significant mechanism of injury in children and developed strategies aimed at preventing such injuries. Along with support from Kohl's Cares, we are able to achieve our mission of keeping children in our community healthy and safe. Our comprehensive bicycle safety program is targeted to various ages and learning styles and aims to increase bicycle safety and helmet use among children in our region.

EMT (Mr Elwell), CPEN (Ms Kulp), and CPST (Ms McCue), Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE.

Correspondence: Heather Kulp, MPH, RN, BSN, Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 (hkulp@nemours.org).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Copyright © 2014 by the Society of Trauma Nurses.