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Details - Injury Prevention

Executive Summary
Index
Introduction
1. Childhood Injuries
1a
1b
1c
1d
1e
1f
1g
1h
Local accident prevention committees
Targeted home visiting
General Practioner advice
Drowning in the bath
Safe playgrounds
Child resistant containers
Preventing falls from windows
Preventing injuries in young people aged 15-24 years
2. Older People
2.1
2.1a
2.1b
2.2
2.2a
2.2b
2.2c
2.2d
2.2e
2.2f
2.2g
2.2h
General fall prevention measures
Systems of identifying older people at risk
Exercise and balance training to reduce falls
Osteoporosis and related fractures
Weight bearing exercise
Not smoking
Diet: intake of calcium and vitamin D in the general population
Vitamin D supplements
Hormone replacement therapy
Bisphonates
Calcitonin
Hip protectors

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3. Road Traffic Accidents

3.1
3.1a
3.1b
3.1c
3.1d
3.2
3.2a
3.3
3.3a
3.4
3.4b
3.4c
3.5
3.5a
3.5b
3.6
3.6a
3.6b
Drink driving
Excess alcohol
Remediation therapy for drink driving
Legal blood alcohol concentration
Random breath testing
Car restraints
Seat belts
Speed control
Speed limits
Design safety in built up and rural areas
Roadside crash barriers
Area wide traffic management
Vehicle design
European directive on pedestrian protection
Permanently switched on lights on cars
Road safety education
Education for children
Cycle helmets
4. Work Environment
4a
4b
4c
4d
Alcohol at work
Building design
Supervision by management
Work related back injuries

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5. Sports Injuries

5.1
5.1a
5.1b
5.1c
5.1d
5.2
5.2a
5.2b
5.2c
5.2d
5.2e
5.2f
5.2g
Water safety
Access barriers ton swimming pools and ponds
Swimming ability
Supervision of swimmers
Avoiding alcohol with water sports
Sports facilities and environments
Sports legislation and administration
Mouth guards
Horse riding helmets
Polycarbonate eye protectors
Prophylactic ankle taping and ankle supports
Multifaceted interventions to prevent leg injuries
Wrist protectors
6. General Environment
6a
6b
6c
6d
Safety glass
Smoke detectors
Domestic water temperature
Firearm related injuries
Contributors

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