|Injury Prevention Repository|
Injury Prevention Coordinators, hereafter IP Coordinators, are injury prevention professionals determined to reduce the number of preventable injuries and injury-related deaths in their respective communities. They do so through leadership, looking at national and state injury data, trauma registry data, building partnerships, and other means in order to develop programs that intend to reduce preventable injuries.
Click here for a pdf of a sample IP Coordinator job description
Click here for a list of learning competencies that all injury and violence prevention professionals should focus on—developed by The Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR)
In their publication Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014 (6th edition), the American College of Surgeons (ACS) outline in Chapter 18 the criteria to verify that trauma centers have optimal injury prevention resources and staff in place. The criteria largely have to do with the role of IP Coordinators, which are summarized below by trauma center level:
For Level I Trauma Centers Only:
For more information on ACS’s injury prevention requirements and recommendations in trauma centers, click here for a larger summary or read Chapter 18 from Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient.
If your state has additional IP coordinator requirements in designated trauma centers, please consult your state’s Department of Health & Human Services for more information.