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Volume 7 Supplement 1

Proceedings from the 24th Annual Injury Free Coalition for Kids® Conference: Forging New Frontiers: Motor Vehicle Safety for All Ages


Publication of this supplement has been supported by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares that she has no competing interests.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA06-08 December 2019

Edited by Lois K. Lee

Conference website

  1. Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is the leading cause of death in the post-neonatal period in the United States. In 2015, Connecticut (CT) passed legislation to reduce the number of SUIDs from hazardous s...

    Authors: Kirsten Bechtel, Marcie Gawel, Gregory A. Vincent and Pina Violano
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):22
  2. Approximately 75% of all bicycle-related mortality is secondary to head injuries, 85% of which could have been prevented by wearing a bicycle helmet. Younger children appear to be at greater risk than adults, ...

    Authors: Stephen J. Strotmeyer, Christopher Behr, Anthony Fabio and Barbara A. Gaines
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):24
  3. The leading cause of death in children less than 19 years old is motor vehicle crashes (MVC). Non-use or improper use of motor vehicle car seats significantly adds to the morbidity and mortality. Emergency dep...

    Authors: Cassi Smola, Annalise Sorrentino, Nipam Shah, Michele Nichols and Kathy Monroe
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):26
  4. Recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) have become increasingly popular in recent years; however, crash epidemiology is not well described. ROVs travel at least 30 mph, and unlike all-terrain vehicles, have ...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Meaghan T. Reaney and Gerene M. Denning
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):28
  5. Tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) and inappropriate sleep position/environments contribute to preventable infant deaths. The objective of our quality improvement (QI) program was to increase primary care provider (...

    Authors: Michael A. Gittelman, Kristen Fluitt, Samantha Anzeljc, Arun RajanBabu, Adam C. Carle, Melissa Wervey Arnold and E. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):25
  6. Helmets prevent head trauma in both all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and bicycle crashes. This pilot study’s objective was to compare family helmet use and participant attitudes regarding helmets for ATVs versus bicy...

    Authors: Cole Wymore, Gerene Denning, Pamela Hoogerwerf, Kristel Wetjen and Charles Jennissen
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):23
  7. A Mobile Safety Center (MSC) is designed to remove financial accessibility barriers to home safety by providing education and safety devices within local communities. The objective of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Leah Furman, Stephen Strotmeyer, Christine Vitale and Barbara A. Gaines
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):27
  8. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends infants should be Alone, on their Back, and in a clear Crib to combat relatively stagnant rates of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). These are referred to ...

    Authors: Traci Leong, Kerryn Roome, Terri Miller, Olivia Gorbatkin, Lori Singleton, Maneesha Agarwal and Sarah Gard Lazarus
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):32
  9. Safe medication storage is a proven barrier to ingestions in the pediatric population, but caregivers are often unaware of the importance of safe storage practices or do not have a safe place to store medicati...

    Authors: Alicia C. Webb, Michele H. Nichols, Nipam Shah and Kathy W. Monroe
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7(Suppl 1):21