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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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FILOCOMO, Fernanda Rocha Fodor; HARADA, Maria de Jesus C. Sousa; SILVA, Conceição Vieira  and  PEDREIRA, Mavilde da L.G.. Study of accidents involving children assisted at an emergency ward. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.1, pp.41-47. ISSN 0104-1169.

The aim of this study was identify cases of accidents victimizing children assisted at the emergence ward of a general hospital. Data were collected from January to March, 1999 through a protocol with variables related to the identification of the accidents as well as of the children. The sample in the study consisted of 890 children of whom 56.1% were males and 43.9% were females. The most prevalent accident was fall (46.9%), the age with a major incidence was between 7 and 11 years old, the parents were present to 43.4% of the cases. The children were discharged from hospital after being given care in 95.7% of the cases.

Keywords : accident prevention; accidents at home; pediatric nursing.

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