Health promotion and disease prevention in the emergency department.

Title

Health promotion and disease prevention in the emergency department.

Creator

Stiffler Kirk A; Gerson Lowell W

Publisher

Emergency medicine clinics of North America

Date

2006
2006-11

Description

This article provides an overview of health promotion and disease and injury prevention concepts. It provides an emergency medicine perspective and reviews approaches that can be used in the emergency department. It discusses examples of innovative emergency medicine-based preventive activities including prevention in the prehospital setting. This article ends with a discussion of the importance of a system approach to prevention and suggests a role for a preventionist as a new member of the emergency medicine team.

Subject

*Emergency Medical Services; Cause of Death/trends; Emergency Service; Health Behavior; Health Promotion/*methods; Hospital/*organization & administration/statistics & numerical data; Humans; Preventive Health Services/*organization & administration

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

849–869

Issue

4

Volume

24

Citation

Stiffler Kirk A; Gerson Lowell W, “Health promotion and disease prevention in the emergency department.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 19, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3559.

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