• Introduction

    Introduction

    A Resource for Trauma Care Professionals

    Prepared by Thomas K. Duncan, D.O., FACS

    Chair, AAST Prevention Committee

    Trauma Medical Director

    Ventura County Medical Center

    Ventura, California

    This guide is an update to the original Violence Prevention Internet Guide prepared by Beth Sise, JD, RN, MSN, CPNP (Trauma Services, Scripps Mercy Hospital). This revision is a collaborative effort of current members of the 2022 Prevention Committee. It is designed to be used as a resource for clinicians involved in the care of trauma patients in both trauma and non-trauma facilities in their efforts at effective violence prevention. Each Web site and the document was chosen for its information and educational value. The information provided is only intended to be general summary information. The authors are not responsible for the content of any web page or document found at the links in this Guide or the accuracy of the information contained therein. Inclusion in this Guide does not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs or publications by Ventura County Medical Center, any affiliated hospital where the authors practice, Scripps Mercy Hospital, or Scripps Health, and none should be inferred. The committee sincerely hopes that this Guide is helpful to anyone that accesses it.

    The guide is also available in a PDF: violence prevention guide.pdf

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