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Hospitalisations due to farm injuries in Australia

Hospitalisations due to farm injuries in Australia

By Know Injury • February 21st, 2018

Working and living on a farm can increase an individual’s injury risk due to exposure to potential hazards including; off-road motorcycles, unsealed roads, unfenced bodies of water, large farm animals and chemicals. These hazards and more, contributed to 22,000 hospitalisations in Australia between 2010-11 and 2014-15 due to injuries which occurred on a farm. Amore…

Initiatives addressing violence against Indigenous women

By Know Injury • February 15th, 2018
Initiatives addressing violence against Indigenous women

In the report, Innovative models in addressing violence against Indigenous women, by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, it focuses on models which intend to reduce family violence in remote communities, with a focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.1 The report is based on qualitative research conducted in three Australian communities,more…

WA Statewide Suicide Prevention Network

By Know Injury • January 18th, 2018

The WA Statewide Suicide Prevention Network has been established to provide a more connected suicide prevention community for Western Australia; the network supports a systemic approach by promoting connection between individuals, agencies and organisations involved in suicide prevention. People are encouraged to connect, build relationships, receive peer support and improve referral pathways. The webpage canmore…

Kidsafe WA’s new classroom injury prevention resource

By Know Injury • January 15th, 2018

In 2016-17, 49 children were seen in the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department per day due to an injury1. Many people have a role to play in preventing injuries to children. With the 2018 school year approaching Kidsafe WA have recently released the Safety in Schools Resource Kit for classroom or specialist health teachers. Thismore…

Suicide Prevention – Summit Session Recap

By Know Injury • January 15th, 2018

The Suicide Prevention workshop at the Injury Prevention Summit provided an opportunity for health professionals to reflect on achievements, the current state of the sector and areas for improvement. The range of experiences amongst the panellists and the audience generated a broad ranging discussion, with many common themes emerging throughout the session. When discussing strengthsmore…