An Ounce of Prevention: Collecting & Using Camp Injury-Illness Data for Program Improvement

Make your camp’s injury-illness data work for you!  Learn how to use data to increase program participation for campers and staff, reduce common adverse events, improve your camp’s injury-illness profile, and impact your loss-ratio.  These outcomes are possible through a common sense approach to data utilization, the focus of this program.  Designed for the camp professional who’d like to impact their camp’s injury-illness experience, the course steps through this topic from an upbeat and can-do perspective.  

Learner Outcomes: 
At the end of this program, the learner will:

1.  Be able to capture and process camp Injury-Illness data:

a.  Identify what data sources to monitor;
b.  State what baseline questions to ask about injury-illness events; and
c.  Be able to use benchmark statistics to mark progress on risk reduction strategies. 

2.  Use camp Injury-Illness data to make program improvements:

a.  Use the Haddon Phase-Factor Matrix to identify appropriate intervention points; and
b.  Utilize common risk reduction strategies to implement those interventions.

SPECIAL THANKS:  This course was sponsored by Markel Insurance, an ACA Mission Partner, as part of the Healthy Camp Education and Monitoring Program.  Learn more.

Course Length: 1 Hour

Course Credit: 1.0 CEC

TWO Purchase Options

Purchase single person access

Price: $25 member; $60 nonmember

Purchase access for multiple persons (up to 50*)

Price: $55 member; $90 nonmember

*Additional learners will be $5 per person member; $28 nonmember. Please contact ACA to place your order for more than 50 learners 800-428-2267 ext. 305

Please note the following for subscription access:
• You will be required to supply enrollment information for each learner
• The cost of the course allows up to 50 members of your staff to take the course until December 31 of the current year, unless you purchase additional learners. After that time, you/your camp will need to purchase the course again for the following year.
• Your staff may complete the program at their convenience.

Presenter Bio:
Linda Ebner Erceg, RN, MS, PHN,
is the Associate Director of Health and Risk Management for Concordia Language Villages and Executive Director of the Association of Camp Nurses (ACN). She lives at camp in Bemidji, MN. An avid proponent of “healthier camping for all,” Erceg authored The Basics of Camp Nursing (2009) with Myra Pravda, has written and spoken extensively in the area of camp health and risk management, developed the seminar “Management of Camp Health Services,” and has been actively involved with the Healthy Camps research initiatives. Her formal education includes degrees in nursing, health education, psychology, and physical education. Linda’s ACA efforts include Chair of the Healthy Camp Education and Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, column author for Camping Magazine, being a Standards Visitor, activity in her Northland Section, a National Board term, and service on ACA’s CARE Committee.

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Core Competencies: 
Health and Wellness
Risk Management