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A failure "without parallel": the school medical service and the London County Council 1907-12.

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  • J D Hirst
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Fact Sheet: Injury Prevention and Safety About SHPPS: SHPPS is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school healthIInnjjuurryy PPrreevveennttiioonn policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. Comprehensive results from SHPPS 2006 are published in theaanndd SSaaffeettyy Journal of School Health, Volume 77, Number 8, October 2007. Health Education • The percentage of districts that required elementary schools to teach about injury prevention and safety increased from 66.2% in 2000 to 77.4% in 2006.1 • The percentage of districts that required Percentage of States, Districts, and Schools middle schools to teach about injury That Required Teaching Injury Prevention and prevention and safety increased from Safety, by School Level 66.7% in 2000 to 80.3% in 2006. 100 States Districts Schools 84.2 83.380.3 79.1 80.8• Among classes and courses in which 77.4 80 70.0 71.4 66.0injury prevention and safety was Pe rc en ta getaught, the median number of hours of 60 required instruction teachers provided 40 on injury prevention and safety decreased from 4.4 in 2000 to 2.1 in 2006 among elementary school classes, 20 0 from 3.6 to 1.8 among middle school courses, and from 4.5 to 2.4 among high school courses. Elementary Middle High Percentage of Schools in Which Teachers Taught* Injury Prevention Topics as Part of Required Instruction, by School Level Topic Elementary Middle High Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 15.2 37.1 48.6 Emergency preparedness 63.6 56.4 56.7 Fire safety 72.4 52.2 39.9 First aid 49.8 56.2 55.8 Motor vehicle occupant safety (e.g., seatbelt use) 68.5 54.3 56.3 Pedestrian safety 68.6 35.0 29.5 Playground safety 79.9 NA NA Poisoning prevention 47.0 39.8 49.8 Use of protective equipment for biking, skating, or other sports 69.2 55.4 50.0 Water safety 54.6 42.8 38.0 *In at least 1 elementary school class or in at least 1 required health education cou

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