Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2006

Publication Source

Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America

Volume

18

Issue

3

Start Page

297

Last Page

303

DOI

10.1016/j.ccell.2006.05.012

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 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/

Keywords

firearm, violence, injury, prevention

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Date Posted: 22 May 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.