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Manitoba

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A Review of Best Practices

Preventing Drowning in Manitoba

Preventing Drowning in Manitoba [click to download PDF]Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for Canadian children and youth 0-19 years of age and the fourth leading cause of injury death for all ages. When intentional causes are included, drowning is the sixth leading cause of death for Manitobans.

This report is a summary of drowning and near-drowning data, risk and protective factors, and best practice recommendations. It is designed to be a resource for communities and organizations working to reduce drowning and near-drowning incidents, and summarizes interventions applicable to varying levels of responsibility within communities.

These include educational interventions, engineering/design interventions, and legislation.

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Preventing Falls and Fall-related Injuries in Manitoba

Preventing Falls and Fall-related Injuries in Manitoba [click to download PDF]Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury hospitalization for all Canadians and the leading cause of injury hospitalization for Manitobans (including intentional injuries).

This paper will, therefore, focus on falls prevention for children and older adults.

This report includes a description of fall-related injury data, an examination of risk and protective factors, fall prevention interventions, and best practice recommendations.

Falls among children and older adults are addressed separately, given that different risk and protective factors and different interventions are applicable to each age group.

 

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Preventing Motor Vehicle Occupant Injuries in Manitoba

Preventing Motor Vehicle Occupant Injuries in Manitoba [click to download PDF]Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional injury death for all Canadians and the second leading cause of injury death and hospitalization in Manitoba.

Given the high prevalence of occupant injuries in motor vehicle traffic incidents, this report focuses on interventions for this subgroup. High-risk groups of motor vehicle occupants include young drivers, older drivers, impaired drivers, and unrestrained occupants.

The report includes a description of motor vehicle collision data, an examination of risk and protective factors, associated interventions, and best practice recommendations for reducing motor vehicle occupant injuries.

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Preventing Suffocation and Choking Injuries in Manitoba

Preventing Suffocation and Choking Injuries in Manitoba [click to download PDF]Suffocation and choking injury is the fifth leading cause of injury death for Manitobans and the seventh leading cause of unintentional injury death for Canadians.

This report focuses on the higher risk age groups of children less than 15 years of age and the elderly (greater than 65 years of age). It describes injury data, and examines risk and protective factors, interventions, and best practice recommendations to address the problem of suffocation and choking injury. Injuries among children and older adults are addressed separately, given these age groups. have different risk and protective factors and different interventions.

Intentional causes of suffocation and choking and incidents involving asphyxia from fires (e.g., smoke inhalation) are not included in this report. In the middle adult years, unintentional suffocation deaths are primarily work-related. These occupational hazards can include suffocation from lack of oxygen due to trench collapses, work in confined spaces, traumatic asphyxia, and inhalation injuries or incidents.

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