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To learn more about Cottage’s injury prevention programs or to schedule an outreach event, please contact Lauren Sutherlin, BSN, RN, at 805-569-7521 or Molly Hawkins, MSN, RN at 805-569-7478.
Preventing crashes and falls.
- In the US, bicycle accidents are the leading cause of sports-related injury requiring emergency room visits for children ages 5 to 14.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children 5 to 18 years old.
- Falls are a leading cause of hospitalization for seniors.
Cottage’s injury prevention services focus on identifying the primary causes of injury and minimizing risk.
A dedicated injury prevention nurse coordinator, part of the Trauma Services team, focuses on injury prevention and coordinates community education programs, including:
We report admissions and outcomes to the County as well as to national databases, with a goal toward community education and injury prevention.