Faculty Publications

Title

Developing a Playground Injury Prevention Plan

Document Type

Article

Keywords

injury prevention, injury record keeping, injury report form, playground safety, supervision training

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of School Nursing

Volume

24

Issue

3

First Page

131

Last Page

137

Abstract

Playgrounds are a major source of unintentional injuries in the school environment. In fact, 80% of all injuries on public playground equipment happen at school. Thus, the need for developing a playground injury prevention plan is critical to provide safe educational outdoor environments for children. The S.A.F.E.™ framework for injury prevention is the first step in preventing playground injuries. This article highlights suggestions that school nurses can implement in creating an effective playground injury prevention program at their schools. © 2008, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2008

DOI of published version

10.1177/1059840532143214

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