Prevention Healthcare

Preventive healthcare is:

  •  Primary –
  • Secondary –
  • Tertiary – to limit the impact of the injury

Primary Prevention: preventing the accident/disease from happening

  • Stopping smoking
  • Stair guards
  • Speed limits
  • Teaching Road safety
  • Window safety catches

Secondary Prevention: prevent injury from the accident/ disease

  • Wearing seat belts
  • Wearing cycling helmets
  • Using laminated safety glass

Tertiary Prevention: limit the impact of the injury

  • Teaching parents first aid

Some strategies such as reducing driving speed may have role in both primary and secondary prevention.