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Date

2017

Abstract

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 6,300 children between the ages of 5 and 18 were treated in emergency rooms for backpack injuries in 2016. Swanton Elementary School services over 500 children and frequently cites back pain as a reason for nurse visits, but does not provide any education on proper backpack safety. September 20, 2017 was National School Backpack Awareness Day which provided a unique opportunity to educate school parents and children about backpack safety.

Clinical Site

Swanton, VT

Keywords

back pain, backpack safety, children, awareness, swanton, vermont

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Disciplines

Medical Education | Primary Care