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Nurse Scholar Webinar: Safeguarding Children Who Live and Work on Farms: A Clinician's Guide
Tuesday, October 02, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
Category: Webinars

Cost: $75
AgriSafe members: $60 with promo code
Nurse Scholar participants: included in course fee

Presenter: Barbara C. Lee, RN, MSN, PhD 
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute 

Summary: 
For children who grow up and/or work on farms, there can be life-long benefits. At the same time, agriculture remains one of our nation's most dangerous occupations and one of the few work sites where children's presence is permitted. This webinar will provide an overview of the toll of serious childhood agricultural injuries and fatalities. In addition to demographic data on injury victims, agents of injuries, and impacts/sequelae, we will explore factors that put certain children at increased risk of future injuries. Strategies for preventing childhood agricultural injuries, including resources for farm owners and parents will be described. Rural clinicians' roles in counseling farm families and their opportunities for rural community advocacy will be addressed. Two case studies will be presented. 

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: 
1. List the five most common hazards leading to serious injuries and fatalities of children on farms. 
2. Describe at least four risk factors for injury exposures to children on farms. 
3. Describe three basic principles clinicians can promote so that parents/farm owners are aware of how they can safeguard children that play, work and/or visit on farms. 
4. Respond to parent/farm owners' requests for take-home resources with safety strategies. 
5. Understand rural clinicians' options for advocating for safer conditions for children on farms.

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Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]