NTDB DATA POINTS
FIGURE 1. HOSPITAL DISCHARGE STATUS
Watch your step
Escalator injuries can be averted
by taking a few simple steps.
Avoid carrying heavy packages,
hold the handrail, stay away
from the lines at the edge
of each step that identify an
entrapment risk, do not take
strollers or wheelchairs onto
the steps, and be aware of other
riders in case someone ahead
of you falls. Next time you get
on an escalator and think that
it is a stairway to heaven, make
sure you heed these safety
measures—or it just may be.
Throughout the year, we will
highlight these data through
brief monthly reports found in
the Bulletin. The NTDB Annual
Report 2015 is available on the
ACS website as a PDF file at facs.
ntdb. In addition, information is
available on our website about
how to obtain NTDB data for
more detailed study. If you are
interested in submitting your
trauma center’s data, contact
Melanie L. Neal, Manager,
NTDB, at email@example.com.
Statistical support for this article
was provided by Chrystal Caden-Price, Data Analyst, N TDB. ♦
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