Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account


The arrangement of events in time


The study of the causes, patterns, prevalence, and control of disease in groups of people


Medical professional who studies the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations


Intentional or unintentional damage to a person that resulted from acute exposure to thermal, mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy or from the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen

Injury Risk

A real or potential hazardous situation that puts individuals at risk for sustaining an injury

Injury Surveillance

An ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of injury data essential to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice, closely integrated with the timely dissemination of the data to those who need to know

Intentional Injury

Injuries and deaths self-inflicted or perpetrated by another person, usually involving some type of violence


Nonfatal injury rates


Death Rate

Primary Injury Prevention

Keeping an injury from occurring

Secondary Injury Prevention

Preventing further injury from an event that has already occurred

Teachable Moment

The time just after an injury has occurred when the patient and observers remain acutely aware of what has happened and may be more receptive to learning how the event or illness could have been prevented

Unintentional Injury

Injuries and deaths not self-inflicted or perpetrated by another person (accidents)

Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL)

A method that assumes that, on average, most people will live a productive life until the age of 65 years

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording