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Authors

  1. Melton, Thomas Jerome BS
  2. Couillard, Deborah J. BSN
  3. Ferguson, Pamela L. PhD
  4. Power, Stephanie LMSW
  5. Norcross, E. Douglass MD
  6. Fakhry, Samir M. MD

Abstract

A 3-month internal campaign at our trauma center was conducted to improve employee motor vehicle safety and have employees serve as community role models. The injury-prevention coordinator and trauma program manager developed and implemented a campaign of high-visibility events. Effectiveness was evaluated through pre- and postcampaign surveys and seat belt-use observation and observation at 1 year. Although survey responses did not change, observed seat belt use increased significantly from 79% to 87%, with maintenance at 1 year (89%). No direct causal effect can be proven, but the campaign appears to have increased employee seat belt use.