A descriptive study of the burden of animal-related trauma at Cork University Hospital

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dc.contributor.author Sheehan, M.
dc.contributor.author Deasy, Conor
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-09T12:44:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-09T12:44:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.citation Sheehan, M. and Deasy, C. (2018) 'A Descriptive Study Of The Burden Of Animal-Related Trauma At Cork University Hospital', Irish Medical Journal, 111:1. Available at: http://imj.ie/a-descriptive-study-of-the-burden-of-animal-related-trauma-at-cork-university-hospital/ en
dc.identifier.volume 111 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5434
dc.description.abstract Farming is the most dangerous occupation in Ireland1 and the incidence of farm accidents is rising. This study examines major farm animal-related trauma treated at Cork University Hospital over a 5 year period. There were 54 patients admitted to Cork University Hospital (C.U.H.) with major farm animal-related trauma. The median age was 56 years, 85% were male and the median hospital length of stay was four days. Older patients had longer lengths of stay; 5.5 vs 4 days (p=0.026). Tibia/fibula fractures were the most common injuries (N=13, 24%); head injury occurred in six patients (11%). There were 32 (59%) patients who required surgery, the majority for orthopaedic injuries. There were nine patients (16.7%) admitted to the intensive care unit; their median ICU stay was four days. Injury prevention and treatment strategies require that the age profile, mechanism of injury and injury patterns of farmers sustaining animal-related trauma is recognised. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
dc.relation.uri http://imj.ie/a-descriptive-study-of-the-burden-of-animal-related-trauma-at-cork-university-hospital/
dc.rights © 2018, Irish Medical Journal. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Farming en
dc.subject Health and safety en
dc.subject Farm animal-related trauma en
dc.subject Fatal workplace accidents en
dc.subject Non-fatal workplace injuries en
dc.subject Cow-related trauma en
dc.subject Dairy farms en
dc.subject Irish farms en
dc.subject Cork University Hospital en
dc.subject Farm injuries en
dc.subject Agriculture workers en
dc.subject Public health en
dc.subject Dangerous occupation en
dc.subject Safety practices en
dc.subject Orthopaedic injuries, en
dc.title A descriptive study of the burden of animal-related trauma at Cork University Hospital en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Conor Deasy, Surgery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: conordeasy@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Medical Journal en


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