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Injury Prevention for Mission Fitness

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention directly supports mission readiness. When service members are injured in the workplace, training, recreating or other circumstances, it impacts their ability to complete their mission. In October, the MHS is featuring three facets of injury prevention: occupational injuries, training and recreational injuries, and injury recovery.

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Occupational Injury Prevention

Training and Recreational Injury Prevention

Injury Recovery

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Injury Prevention

Suggested social media message: This October, the MHS is highlighting the importance of taking measures to prevent injury, whether it's in the workplace, while training or during recreation. #PreventInjury www.health.mil/preventinjury


Injury Prevention - Stretching

Suggested social media message: DYK? Dynamic warm-ups and stretching are most effective at preparing your body to exercise. "Cold" or "static" stretching can actually increase injury risk. Check out this Air Force article on proper stretching: https://www.keesler.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/361999/stretching-is-key-to-effective-exercise-program/ #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention Hearing Protection

Suggested social media message: Protect your hearing anytime you are in loud environments. Always wear recommended safety equipment to protect your hearing, whether you're at work or at play. https://hearing.health.mil/Prevention/Hearing-Protection-Devices #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - physical training

Suggested social media message: Physical training is a vital part of military life and helps each service member maintain readiness and reach peak performance. One way to avoid PT injuries is to mix up the types of intensity of exercise to avoid overtraining and overworking a muscle group. https://www.hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/injury-prevention/what-overtraining  #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - Injury accumulation recommendations

Suggested social media message: The biggest risk factor for a musculoskeletal injury is a previous musculoskeletal injury. Get small injuries treated before they become major ones! https://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/healthy-living/fitness-nutrition-active-living/preventing-injuries-in-military-training/) #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - Recovery Programs

Suggested social media message: Not every injury is preventable. if you get injured, it's important to see a health professional and follow their advice to recover and return to fitness, as soon as possible! https://www.hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/rx3 #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - Workplace safety

Suggested social media message: Healthcare workers have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries, like blood-borne pathogens, respiratory hazards, injuries from moving patients, and many others. #MHS staff are eligible for a number of #OSHA programs to learn about the hazards: https://health.mil/Training-Center/OSHA  #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - Recreation and Sports

Suggested social media message: Service members use sports and recreation to stay fit, blow off steam, and build friendship. Minimize injury during those activities to stay fit for duty by warming up smart, listening to your body and hydrating. Learn more at: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/discond/ptsaip/Pages/Sports-and-Physical-Training-Injuries.aspx #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - Repetitive Stress Injuries

Suggested social media message: DYK? Running is the #1 cause of musculoskeletal injuries in service members, contributing to more than half of lost duty days due to injury.  www.health.mil/preventinjury #PreventInjury


Injury Prevention - Serious Injuries - Physical and Mental

Suggested social media message: Recovering from a serious injury can take a physical and mental toll. Injuries can damage your body and your mind, and depression and anxiety are often associated with recovery from serious injury. Learn more about the mental aspect of recovery. https://www.hprc-online.org/physical-fitness/injury-prevention/mental-fitness-affects-injury-recovery #PreventInjury


Physical Therapy

Suggested social media message: October is physical therapy month. Physical therapists play a critical role in injury recovery. Thank a physical therapist who helped you get back to being fully fit! #PreventInjury #physicaltherapy


High Reliability Checkpoint - How do you respond to challenges in your work? In times of adversity, never lose your constancy of purpose toward the common goal of Zero Harm?

Suggested social media message: This month, we take a moment to renew our commitment to injury prevention across the MHS. Our laser focus on quality, safety, and patient experience will consistently improve outcomes for everyone and advance zero harm. Learn more about #ReadyReliableCare at  www.health.mil/readyreliablecare #PreventInjury


High Reliability Checkpoint - How can you improve your daily work? Everyone must be sensitive to operations and watch for ways to make our system safer and more reliable

Suggested social media message: Through an MHS-wide culture of trust and transparency, we can eliminate preventable harm and provide the highest quality care to our patients #ReadyReliableCare #PreventInjury  www.health.mil/readyreliablecare


High Reliability Checkpoint - Are you willing to stop the line? Anticipating and addressing possible points of failure will help us achieve zero harm

Suggested social media message: MHS staff never settle for the status quo. We prevent patient and staff injuries by actively looking for ways to make our daily practices safer and more efficient. Learn more about our commitment to #ReadyReliableCare at  www.health.mil/readyreliablecare #PreventInjury

 

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