Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Webinar: Scootin' Around Safety: The Rise of Electric Scooters and the Data Behind Them

DESCRIPTION: Electric scooters (e-scooters) have become increasingly popular nationwide. With the rise in use and popularity among this mode of transportation, limited data exists in monitoring injury related to e-scooters. In Texas, one community has characterized e-scooter related injuries and calculated an injury incidence rate to inform data-driven injury prevention strategies. Another Texas community has worked with members of the Texas Governor’s EMS Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) Injury Prevention and Public Education Committee to establish a unified ICD-10 code to capture the total number of injuries sustained on e-scooters and work with area hospitals and pre-hospital systems in gathering data and addressing injuries related to e-scooter use. PRESENTERS: David Zane Injury Epidemiologist Austin Public Health, Austin TX Kevin C Rix, Jr, MPH Injury Prevention Coordinator Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the end of this session, attendees will be able to: 1. To describe an epidemiological approach to collect injury data on the use of electric scooters - a new transportation modality being seen in many cities nationwide. 2. To describe the type of injuries and risk factors associated with rentable, dockless electric scooters.