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Access to Research for Practitioners: Unintentional Injury

29.11.17 9:30 am
29.11.17 12:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £45.00 – £55.00

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This is the first in a series of quarterly seminars aimed at giving practitioners access to new research.  Each seminar will address a different topic and importantly, will provide opportunities for practitioners to hear directly from the research leads, discuss the findings and the implications for practice.

The first seminar will focus on unintentional injury prevention.  All 3 speakers, Professor Ronan Lyons, Dr Verity Bennett and Karen McFarlane, will be presenting research and findings from work conducted in Wales.

 Preventing Child Injuries in Wales: Needs Assessment

Ronan Lyons, Clinical Professor of Public Health, Swansea University Medical School

Injuries among children are largely preventable and this recently published needs assessment, commissioned by Public Health Wales, details the scale of the issue in Wales.  Importantly, this new report provides stakeholders, policy makers, professionals and practitioners with a comprehensive view of child injury epidemiology and assessment of preventive activities and will support informed decision making and help progress child injury prevention.  Professor Lyons will discuss the findings and what this means for professionals in practice.

Professor Lyons has been working in the field of injury prevention for over 30 years and is also Director of the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, Co-Director of DECIPHer Public Health Research Centre and Chair of the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics.

Preventing Burns & Scalds:  Evidence from the “Safe Tea Pilot”

Dr Verity Bennett, Cardiff University

 Despite growing evidence that most burns are preventable, an estimated 25,000 children present to emergency departments in England and Wales every year. Children living in socially and economically disadvantaged areas are at higher than average risk of sustaining a life-changing burn injury. Following public involvement, expert clinical advice and input from Cardiff Flying Start staff, a varied suite of novel multi-media materials was developed.   Verity will present the project’s findings and discuss future implementation of this pilot and how it can be used in practice.

Verity is a Research Assistant at Cardiff University working with the prevention team in the development of community based interventions to prevent hot drink scalds in pre-school children.  Her current work is funded by Health and Care Research Wales.

Developing interventions with parents, not for parents.

Karen McFarlane, Children in Wales

Under 5s are at greatest risk from an unintentional injury in the home and there are a number of interventions aimed at reducing this risk.  However, understanding the needs of the target audience is crucial to the acceptance of any project.  This presentation will focus on the learning and experience of creating and developing 2 pilot interventions in Wales.  Karen will discuss the importance of developing programmes with parents rather than for parents, the contribution that parents make and ultimately, the impact this made for the parental acceptance of the project.  This information is not only relevant to unintentional injuries, but to the acceptance and delivery of other potential projects.

Karen has worked in unintentional injury for over 25 years and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing, delivering and evaluating injury prevention projects, with a particular focus on injury prevention in the early years.  She has represented Wales on the European Child Safety Alliance for a number of years and been a member of the Child Death Review Board steering group.

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