Ankle injuries and HEAD TRAUMA tie as the leading cause of MAJOR injuries in IDF paratroopers.
Overall injury rate 0.89% or 9/1000 plane jumps.
Earlier studies show injury rates of 0.3-1.4 % or 3.1-14/1000 plane jumps.
(Bar-Dyan, Bar-Dyan, & Shemer, Milit Med 163:1-2, 1998)
Although the injury rate for parachuting may be low, the cost of a single major parachuting injury could be prohibitive in both lost productive time and medical costs. CHPPM ankle brace, now in mandatory use in airborne training, has cut the incidence of ankle injuries in half.
Reducing injuries 10 % in the Army would save an estimated $35m. (COL Bruce Jones, MD, USACHPPM)
Key Challenges to Changing Health-Related Behaviors
“ Everybody loves to learn but nobody likes to be taught.” - Winston Churchill
“ We don’t need no education. We don’t need no thought control” - Pink Floyd
The most treasured of all American liberties is the right to be left alone . - Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis The Right to Privacy. Harvard Law Review. 15 December 1890.
Frequency of delivering 20 dental health promotion/preventive services
Type and source of patient educational materials
Dental Health Promotion/Preventive Services Delivered Frequently PSR Education 69% Tobacco Counseling 75% Blood Pressure Screening 79% Oral Cancer Screening 84% Individual Oral Hygiene Instruction 88%
Dental Health Promotion/Preventive Services Delivered Infrequently Nursing Caries 8% Make Mouthguards 21% Mouthguard Education 24% Place Sealants 25% Sealant Education 28%
Sources of Patient Education Materials Internet 2% Tobacco-Free 3% Steering Committee NOHICH 4% Other 7% Amer. Heart Association 12% Insurance Company 16% Amer. Cancer Society 23% Self-Designed 25% Army 38% ADA 49%
Media used to deliver dental health promotion messages is almost exclusively oral counseling.