Date of this Version
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Firearm injury is a disease that afflicts many individuals in the United States, either directly or indirectly. Trauma and critical care nurses have direct experience with this life-threatening disease and recognize the high lethality and life-altering consequences of these injuries. The magnitude of this health problem requires a focus on primary prevention. We recognize that any focus on firearm injury is often contentious and political; however, nurses bring a ready-made credibility and focus on evidence-based practice to the prevention of this disease.
© 2006. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
firearm, violence, injury, prevention
Baroni, S., & Richmond, T. S. (2006). Firearm Violence in America: A Growing Health Problem. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 18 (3), 297-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccell.2006.05.012
Date Posted: 22 May 2017
This document has been peer reviewed.