Epidemiology of high falls from windows in children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313180
Title:
Epidemiology of high falls from windows in children
Authors:
Freyne, B; Doyle, J; Mc Namara, R; Nicholson, AJ
Citation:
Freyne, B (et. al), "Epidemiology of high falls from windows in children", Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol. 107 No.2
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Feb-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/313180
Abstract:
Falls from a height result in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Targeted prevention strategies in the US combined data collection, publicity campaigns and building regulation and reduced high falls in New York by 93%. This retrospective cohort study describes children who fell from a height presenting or referred to Childrenâ s University Hospital Temple St. over a 2 year period. Case ascertainment was through the Emergency Department Symphony registration system and the Trauma Area Research Network (TARN) database. Forty five falls were identified, 33 falls (73.3%) were in children less than 5 with boys being three times more likely to fall. Forty four falls were from windows, 31 from < 12 feet and 7 were witnessed. Injury severity Scores (ISS) correlated to height of fall; both deaths fells from >24ft. A publicity campaign is warranted to highlight the frequency of injury following falls from windows. Building legislation is required to safeguard high windows and balconies. A post fall questionnaire would enable the collection of unbiased forensic data.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
EPIDEMIOLOGY; FALL; CHILD HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFreyne, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMc Namara, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, AJen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-21T12:55:58Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-21T12:55:58Z-
dc.date.issued2014-02-
dc.identifier.citationFreyne, B (et. al), "Epidemiology of high falls from windows in children", Irish Medical Journal Feb 2014 Vol. 107 No.2en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/313180-
dc.description.abstractFalls from a height result in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Targeted prevention strategies in the US combined data collection, publicity campaigns and building regulation and reduced high falls in New York by 93%. This retrospective cohort study describes children who fell from a height presenting or referred to Childrenâ s University Hospital Temple St. over a 2 year period. Case ascertainment was through the Emergency Department Symphony registration system and the Trauma Area Research Network (TARN) database. Forty five falls were identified, 33 falls (73.3%) were in children less than 5 with boys being three times more likely to fall. Forty four falls were from windows, 31 from < 12 feet and 7 were witnessed. Injury severity Scores (ISS) correlated to height of fall; both deaths fells from >24ft. A publicity campaign is warranted to highlight the frequency of injury following falls from windows. Building legislation is required to safeguard high windows and balconies. A post fall questionnaire would enable the collection of unbiased forensic data.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectFALLen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleEpidemiology of high falls from windows in childrenen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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