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  1. Injury Surveillance Ward Jones, Injury Prevention Specialist

  2. Ward Jones, Injury Prevention Specialist Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation P.O. Box 130 Dillingham, AK 99576 Phone (907) 842-3396 FAX (907) 842-3406 Email: wjones@bbahc.org

  3. Goals • Understanding a simple surveillance system. • It’s uses and benefits. • Application to transportation safety.

  4. BBAHC System • History • Content • Operation • Uses and benefits (with examples) • Cautions and pitfalls

  5. BBAHC System • Began Federal FY 93 • Currently Contains 19 Yr. by FY • 5,332 individual entries • Including 290 deaths

  6. The Particulars • Formal System with policy (departmental) • Monthly check ER Log • Data Input (Epi. Info 6) • Data Sources Computers

  7. Individual Record Form • Form included in packet Do it yourself

  8. Sources (including but not limited to) • Kanakanak Hospital ER Log • (Medical Records if needed) • *Alaska State Troopers • VPSO • Police • EMS • NIOSH *statute • AK Dept. Epi. *statute Confidentiality and professionalism

  9. www.dps.state.ak.us/pio/dispatch/index.asp *Note Saves

  10. Uses and Benefits • Identify Problems • Prioritize • Identify Solutions • Evaluation • Information sharing and support • (3Es & not just own ideas) • (confidentiality/HIPAA)

  11. Aleknagik Road Project

  12. Information Examples INJURY DEATHS OF BRISTOL BAY INJURY DEATHS OF BRISTOL BAY INJURY DEATHS OF BRISTOL BAY INJURY DEATHS OF BRISTOL BAY Total = 80 Other*: injury categories with 3 or fewer deaths Total = 80 Other*: injury categories with 3 or fewer deaths Total = 80 Other*: injury categories with 3 or fewer deaths Total = 80 Other*: injury categories with 3 or fewer deaths

  13. $700 K - Suicide Prevention - Level 4 Trauma

  14. Recommendations • Keep it simple • Formal • Consistent • At least do a pin map

  15. DONE Any Questions?