Arkansans are at high risk for injury. Training health professionals to concentrate on prevention is one way to address these risks. The Statewide Injury Prevention Program (SIPP) offers injury prevention education programs around the state to a variety of professionals who can act as partners in prevention. All classes are free and most offer continuing education credits. Lunches and/or snacks are provided during classes. Click on the calendar link to see when upcoming classes are scheduled in your area. Classes can also be requested via email or calling toll free 866-611-3445 or 501-364-3431.
Injury Prevention (IP) 101 is a one day, 8-hour class which provides an overview of the basics of the field of injury prevention and how to implement an injury prevention program in your area. This class discusses where and how to access data, partnering with community champions, and specific guidance on planning, implementing and evaluating an evidence-based injury prevention program. Classes are offered across the state. CEUs are offered for ARNA, CHES, APCB, ADE and EMS.
The SIPP Grant Writing class is a 4-hour class with a working lunch that outlines where to find grant information and how to write a winning grant. The SIPP Grant Writing class covers both public and private grants and gives tips for avoiding fatal flaws in grant writing. This class is available upon request.
Informed Choices=Injury Prevention is an annual offering of a one day, 8-hour conference for community and school-based professionals including nurses, coaches, administrators, and teachers. Informed Choices brings in professional speakers to discuss issues of safety hazards relevant to K-12 student populations. CEUs are available for CHES, ARNA, EMS, and ADE. The Informed Choices conference takes place annually in November.
EDs PLACE is a professional education telemedicine program targeting emergency department staff including ER doctors, ER nurses, EMS, emergency medicine residents, and others. Viewers can participate across the state through the telemedicine network by contacting 501-686-8666. EDs PLACE offers injury prevention speakers on the 4th Thursday every other month starting in January at 7:10 a.m. Click on the calendar link for dates. Continuing education credits are provided for physicians, nurses, and EMS.
Peds PLACE is an interactive telemedicine conference for pediatric physicians, nurses and professionals. Viewers can participate from across the state through the telehealth network by calling 501-686-8666. Peds PLACE offers injury prevention speakers at various times throughout the year. Click on the calendar link for dates. Continuing education credits are provided for physicians, nurses, and EMS.
Training Events for injury prevention programs are held throughout the state. Some of the current training events available are:
- Child Passenger Safety certification and recertification courses.
- Training of trainers to conduct Set the Rules. Control the Privilege, a family-based educational program to help parents establish and maintain rules to guide the development of safe driving skills for teen drivers.
- Training of trainers to conduct Safety Baby Showers, an educational program for expectant mothers that provides safety information and products in a baby shower setting. Safety Baby Showers focus on common injury risks in the first year of life.
Click on the calendar for training dates in your area.
Webcasts and Webinars from numerous credible sources are offered throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming injury prevention events.
Newsletter - Be sure to check the SIPP newsletter for upcoming injury prevention events