TITLE

Skiers, Snowboarders, and Safety Helmets

AUTHOR(S)
Cusimano, Michael D.; Kwok, Judith
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/17/2010, Vol. 303 Issue 7, p661
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The authors emphasize the importance of safety helmets for skiers and snowboarders. They argue that wearing personal protective equipment while skiing and snowboarding should always be promoted. They reflect on why legislation on wearing protective equipment has not solved the prevalence of injuries and accidents that could have been prevented if helmet was used. The authors also note that multifaceted interventions should be launched to promote helmet use among skiers and snowboarders.
ACCESSION #
48137868

 

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