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Injury Syndromics: Modernization of the CHIRPP injury surveillance system and implementation of early warning rules, watch lists, and product identification, CDPAC and PHAC

March 10, 2016

1:00–2:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will review the process undertaken by the Public Health Agency of Canada to modernize the CHIRPP (Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program) injury and poisoning surveillance system. The CHIRPP has been transformed into e-CHIRPP with the ultimate goal of providing more timely and higher quality surveillance data. Topics include:

  • Part I: Overview of the modernization process and development of e-CHIRPP, presented by Jennifer Crain
  • Part II: Implementation and early results of pre-programmed early warning rules for various injury scenarios, including head and facial injuries in organized hockey, acetaminophen poisoning and sports-related concussions, presented by Steven McFaull
  • Part III: Case study: Laundry detergent pods, presented by Wendy Thompson
  • Early results of product and mechanism watch lists including backyard trampolines, magnet and battery ingestions, stair falls, bicycle handlebar injuries and self-inflicted injuries

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Note: This webinar will be presented in English only. Presentation slides will be made available in both English and French.