School injuries: what we know, what we need

J Pediatr Health Care. 1992 Sep-Oct;6(5 Pt 1):256-62. doi: 10.1016/0891-5245(92)90024-x.


Schools are the site of a substantial number of unintentional injuries each year. Current knowledge regarding the study of causes and implications of school injury is summarized in a review of the research literature. A discussion of future investigations and better management of school injuries focuses on research issues, practical management, and nursing concerns. Operational definitions and reporting mechanisms are emphasized as research needs. Practical management and nursing concerns include routine reporting, student supervision, treatment of injuries, communication with parents, and legal (liability) responsibilities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • First Aid
  • Humans
  • Liability, Legal
  • Male
  • School Health Services
  • School Nursing
  • Schools*
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology
  • Wounds and Injuries / prevention & control
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*