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Injury Prevention

IPC Lecture Series

The IPC Lecture Series aims to provide physicians with information about injury prevention. It will introduce Emergency Medicine faculty, residents, and the community of interest to injury surveillance data, intervention strategies (particularly those based in clinical settings), risk assessments, and policy changes in areas including opioid overdose, older adult falls, motor vehicle trauma, and concussion, among others.  Lectures will be provided by clinicians, researchers, epidemiologists, and public health program directors. Though embedded in the Emergency Medicine Department’s resident training program, the series is open to the BMC campus and public health practitioners throughout the greater Boston area.


Please join us for an upcoming presentation titled “Improving Opioid Medication Safety Among Trauma Patients” given by Janette Baird, PhD and Craig Mailloux, RN, BSN on April 13, 2016 at 11:30am located at 650 Albany Street in room 714.

By the conclusion of the meeting participants will be able to:

1. Identify rates of risk factors associated with increased risk of opioid overdose and potential abuse among trauma patients discharged from two Level 1 trauma centers.

2. Explain the electronic medical record based intervention designed to promote judicious opioid prescribing and reduce opioid-related misuse and overdose.

3. Identify improvements in opioid prescription practices associated with the electronic medical record based intervention.

CME Accreditation:

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The next talk will be held in July 2016.


Injury Prevention Presentation Slides (PDF)
Injury Prevention Resources (PDF)
Matter of Balance Master Trainers Massachusetts Locations (PDF)
View the full speaker schedule here (PDF)

Take a look at some recent publications authored by our speakers:

Hemeway D, Miller M. (2013). Public health approach to the prevention of gun violence. N Engl J Med, 368(21), 2033-5. (PDF)

Howland J, Rohsenow DJ, Cote J, Gomez B, Mangione TW, Laramie AK. (2001). Effects of low-dose alcohol exposure on simulated merchant ship piloting by maritime cadets. Accid Anal Prev, 33(2), 257-65. (PDF)

Miller M, Azrael D, Barber C. (2012). Suicide mortality in the United States: the importance of attending to methods in understanding population-level disparities in the burden of suicide. Annu Rev Public Health, 33, 393-406. (PDF)

Walley AY, Xuan Z, Hackman HH, Quinn E, Doe-Simkins M, Sorensen-Alawad A, Ruiz S, Ozonoff A. (2013). Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis. BM,J 346, f174. (PDF)

Mello MJ, Baird J, Nirenberg TD, Lee C, Woolard R, Longabaugh R. (2013). DIAL: a randomized trial of a telephone brief intervention for alcohol. Inj. Prev, 19(1), 44-8. (PDF)

Peterson E. (2011). Community-based programs designed to reduce fall risk: An essential guide for occupational therapy practitioners. OT Practice, 16, 15-20. (PDF)

Mahoney E, Allee L, Evans S, Agarwal S, Mandell K, Dechert T, Abbensetts DK, Burke P. High incidence of impaired drivers identified after implementation of systematic, comprehensive reporting initiative at an urban trauma center. Under review. (PDF)

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