As readers of this blog will know we have been trying to follow the events and commemoration days which form Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week. You can find out about the events here.
Today is World Pediatric Bone & Joint (PB&J) Day. The aim of World PB&J Day is to highlight the impact of musculoskeletal conditions on children and educate healthcare providers and the public about children’s musculoskeletal health issues.
The Adolescent Female Athlete Triad is the theme of this year’s World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day. Developed by the multi-disciplinaryPediatric Specialty Group of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), this is one of a series of educational stories on important bone and joint-related conditions about which kids, adolescents and their parents should be aware. Topics that have been covered include, obesity, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, kids and Vitamin D deficiency.
As eagle eyed readers of PatientTalk.Org will have spotted we have been giving a fair bit of coverage to Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week. You can find out about the events here.
So today as you may be aware is World Trauma Day. While starting some research this morning I came up with nearly nothing.
Actually that is not quite true – the Hindustan Times has produced an excellent article on the day and why it is so crucial in India. Indeed they argue for emergency and first aid training in schools.
Up to 400,000 deaths death year in India could be prevented with better emergency care. While I except that it is a bigger issue in developing nations, without the sorts of infrastructure which you and I seem to take for granted, it beggars belief that it is not considered a big issue in developed nations.
So does anyone know anymore? It would be great if you could share any information you might have about the day. Please use the comments section to share any links and so forth.
PS For our purposes trauma her refers to an injury such as you might receive from a road accident.