Safety - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA


Adaptive Equipment for Improved Function and Safety

The latest advances and standards in adaptive self-care, homemaking and vocational interests will be reviewed with many samples available for display. Information will be provided on availability (commercial vs. medical), resources for reimbursement, access locations and pricing estimates.

Contact: Crozer-Keystone Senior Health Services/Senior Wellness, 610-338-2729 or

Alcohol, Street Drugs, Party Drugs and Inhalant Abuse, Awareness & Prevention

Discuss alcohol, street and party drugs (including date rape drugs), and inhalant abuse and prevention. Explains short-term and long-term effects of drug or alcohol abuse/usage on the body; what body organs are affected and related health problems; and pre-hospital treatment and emergency room treatment for overdoses. Program is usually provided for students from grades 5 through 12 and can be adapted as needed. May be presented on specific parts. i.e., just alcohol, or just inhalant abuse. Also, provides a prescription drug abuse awareness program. All parts for this program may be provided to parents for awareness.

Contact: Deb Simon, 610-284-8158,  

Are You Ready?

Program provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the student through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster, and information specific to people with disabilities. The program can be delivered at 3 instructional levels- younger children, older children, or adults - and it can be done in a modular form, addressing specific areas as dictated by the needs of the group. This program was developed by FEMA.

Contact: Tim Quinn, Chief, Springfield Hospital EMS, 610-328-8716 or

Better Safe Than Sorry: Injury and Fall Prevention

Preventative measures in reducing accidents and injury. A look at accidental injury, crime among older adults, falls leading to fractures, burns and motor vehicle accidents. How to safe-proof your home and protect yourself from injury.

Contact: Crozer-Keystone Senior Health Services/Senior Wellness, 610-338-2729 or

Burn Prevention Education

These interactive classes/exhibits are designed to convey the importance of preventing a burn injury. Age appropriate information is presented through various mediums including videos, safety games, lecture, PowerPoint presentations and discussion.

Contact: Gerarda M. Bozinko, RN, BSN, CCRN, Burn Outreach Program Coordinator/Clinical Educator, Burn Center, 610-447-2810 or

The Choking Game

A not-to-miss program that informs parents and students of the life-threatening consequences of a youth activity called The Choking Game.

Contact: Deb Simon, 610-284-8158,

Counter Act Random Acts Of Violence Now (CARAVAN) Program

Injury and Anti-violence Program to sensitize young people to violent behavior and its consequences. The purpose is to expose participants who are potential victims of violence to all aspects of trauma care-from resuscitation through rehabilitation. The participants learn about the devastating effects of violent acts, especially death and disability. The three-hour program includes a presentation on violence and high risk behaviors which result in devastating injuries requiring treatment in a trauma center. During the Program participants tour the trauma resuscitation treatment area in the Emergency Department and have an opportunity to learn first hand about the "resuscitation process" and the technology involved. Crozer Paramedics also provide an overview of pre-hospital procedures. Discussion focuses on the emotional and physical impact of violence on the family and community, as well as the victim. CARAVAN is appropriate for junior and senior high age students.

Contact: ER3 OUTREACH/INJURY PREVENTION, 877-ER3-4030 (877-373-4030)

Emergency Medicine Topics

Presentation about emergency medicine. Contact to determine topics and availability.

Contact: John Reilly Jr., D.O., chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, 610-284-8409 (ask for Mary Grace McArdle)

Fire and Burn Safety Across the Ages: Prevention and Emergency Management Tips

This program is designed to educate the public about potential risks of burn injury in all age groups. Tips on preventing these injuries in addition to the appropriate emergency care of a burn are discussed. The presentation is appropriate for but not limited to babysitters, daycare providers, and second time around parents.

Contact: Gerarda M. Bozinko, RN, BSN, CCRN, Burn Outreach Program Coordinator/Clinical Educator, Burn Center, 610- 447-2810 or

Fire and Burn Safety Program for Seniors

This program focuses on common fire and burn hazards encountered by seniors and the appropriate actions needed to avoid or eliminate them. Points of discussion include: home hazards, “Your Kitchen and Bathroom: Haven or Hazard?” smoke detectors, fire survival strategies, and emergency care of burns.

Contact: Gerarda M. Bozinko, RN, BSN, CCRN, Burn Outreach Program Coordinator/Clinical Educator, Burn Center, 610-447-2810 or

Gun Safety: It’s no Accident

Emergency Nursing Association injury prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of firearm injury and death. Program is designed to educate and remind parents, children, gun owners and families to take responsibility for and practice gun safety. The community educational program can be presented in age appropriate tracks: School age K-1 (20-30 minutes), 2-3 (35-40 minutes), 4-6 (40-45 minutes), teen (50-60 minutes) and adult (60 minutes).

Contact: ER3 OUTREACH/INJURY PREVENTION at 877-ER3-4030 (877-373-4030)

Juvenile Fire Setter Education Program

This educational program encompasses an overview discussion of burn prevention, burn injury, risk behavior, and the dangers of fire play and fire setting among children. A graphic PowerPoint presentation illustrating the consequences of massive burn injury, in conjunction with interactive demonstrations of burn care equipment, is adjusted to the child’s developmental level. The Burn Outreach Coordinator is also available to discuss personal concerns about fire setting. All information is confidential, and each case is handled on an individual basis. A parent(s) or guardian must attend the program.

Contact: Gerarda M. Bozinko, RN, BSN, CCRN, Burn Outreach Program Coordinator/ Clinical Educator, Burn Center 610-447-2810 or

Reaching Beyond the Flames

On February 2, 1978, a cataclysmic fire erupted at 1 Flower Street in the City of Chester, PA. What was originally thought by the first responding crews to be a fire at a rubber reclaiming operation was soon revealed to be one of the most disastrous surreptitious chemical fires in United States history in which 3 million gallons of toxic waste from 49 separate companies was haphazardly and secretly dumped. In fact, the seed for the EPA Superfund program came from what was to become known as the “Wade Dump Fire”.

Even today, emergency responders from that fire are dealing with tragic illnesses including rare cancers and blood disorders that continue to linger. Many others have died from these and other illnesses believed to be a result of this fire. The presenter is a Crozer Paramedic who responded to the fire and subsequently contracted cancer as a result of exposure to the toxins. This presentation discusses the events of that day and how this fire affected responders, families of responders, and the community. The need for proper training and better communication between industry, responders, and the community will be discussed as well.

This fire was featured in 2000 in an 8 part series by the Philadelphia Inquirer and can be found online.

Contact: William P. Richard (Bill), NREMT-P, office: 610-447-2340, cell: 610-636-8297, or

Safety in the Home

This presentation includes fall precautions, practical demonstrations, environmental safety tips to prevent falls and adaptive equipment. Appropriate footwear and durable medical equipment (tub seat, tub bench, commodes, grab bars, walkers, etc) will also be included.

Contact: Laura Mulholland, PT, or Heather McConnell, PT, 610-284-8672

Sexual Assault Reduction Program

A presentation on sexual assault prevention, risk reduction, and tips about how to keep yourself safe.

Contact: Jackie de Francesco, Taylor Hospital ER, 610-534-5155, or

Watch Your Step: Being Safe and Sensible at Home

Injury prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of injury and death related to falls. Program produced by the American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division, designed to educate older persons about how to minimize their risk of falls or injuries in the home. (45 minutes).

Contact: ER3 OUTREACH/INJURY PREVENTION at 877-ER3-4030 (877-373-4030)

When to Call the Doctor

Speaker: Justin Lynn, MD, Crozer Pediatrics

Contact: Grant Gegwich, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations, 610-447-6316 or

Work-Related Burn Injury Program

This program provides an introduction to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of burn injuries.

Topics include:

  • Basic introduction to work-related burns.
  • Initial assessment of severity, and how to assess the degree and extent of a burn.
  • Emergency care for a worksite burn injury, including those caused by flash, flame, steam or scald, contact, chemical, electrical, and inhalation.
  • Wound care for on the job minor burns (optional component for occupational health nurses).

Contact: Gerarda M. Bozinko, RN, BSN, CCRN, Burn Outreach Program Coordinator/ Clinical Educator, Burn Center, 610-447-2810 or

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