Injury Education & Prevention


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In the spring of 2006, the executive board approved the formation of the Injury Education & Prevention Special Interest Group (IEP SIG). The purpose of this SIG is to provide its members with a forum to explore and discuss the current issues related to pediatric injury and injury prevention, represent NAPNAP at various national injury prevention meetings, and act as a consulting group to members and the national NAPNAP office regarding information on unintentional injuries and tactics to prevent these injuries from occurring.

The IEP SIG will provide expertise for projects, such as the development of position statements, tools for anticipatory guidance and other educational materials; offer advice on pending legislation and work with legislators; and act as task force members and/or serve as liaisons to other organizations.

As an IEP SIG member, you can expect to receive communications via our online community and participate in our discussion forums. You'll also access a directory of members and receive a minimum of two newsletters a year. The newsletters will include current resource and research information to educate pediatric nurse practitioners and the public about the effects of injury prevention strategies on the health and development of children.  The dues are currently $30 per year.

For more information about the Injury Education and Prevention Special Interest Group, please contact:



Pediatric Injury Prevention Resources for the Health Care Professional (PDF) - If you are interested in ordering this free anticipatory guidance,  please send your order to In your email, please include your name, address, email address and how many packs you want to order. This guide can be ordered in packs of 25 or 50.

NEW: Burn Proof Your Home - Developed in collaboration with the Pediatric General Surgery SIG, this printable handout is full of important information to prevent accidental burns and house fires. Click here to download.

OUCH the Children's Hospital/Oakland Kohl's Injury Prevention Program Text Campaign

The OUCH Campaign has been accepted as the best practice tool by the IEP SIG.  This informational tool was developed to educate parents/caretakers of children on how to keep their children healthy and safe. OUCH provides families with helpful and timely health and safety tips via cell phone an average of twice a month when they “opt in” to the service by texting "OUCH" to 30644. The campaign is in English and Spanish. 

It is an individual's choice to subscribe by taking the initiative and a specific action themselves on their own cell phone of "opting in". If subscribers wish to unsubscribe, they just text "stop" to 30644. Text rates apply and this message is sent approximately every three messages. 

See the OUCH Campaign in action at a children's hospital.

Please visit SafetyLit for injury research and prevention literature.

Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on injury education and prevention.


SIG Officers: 

Co Chair: Deborah A. Spoerner, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Co Chair: Traci Snedden, PhD, MS, CPNP, CNE