Advancing Emergency Care



Eye Protection

April is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month.  Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year.  The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear.

 

 Falls

 

Unintentional falls are the leading injury-related reason for why people seek emergency care, with almost 9 million visits occurring each year.

 

 

Saving Millions

Emergency departments are the hub for medical issues that come up suddenly and urgently, whether it’s the aftermath of a mass casualty event like the bombings in Boston, or a growing number of patients being referred by primary care doctors.
 
In an effort to help the public and lawmakers understand the unique role of the emergency department team and to bolster support to overcome the many challenges we face, ACEP launched a campaign in May 2013 called “Saving Millions” with a series of print ads, radio messages and a coordinated editorials in influential communications nationwide.