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.
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.
Austin Public Health, Austin TX
Kevin C Rix, Jr, MPH
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas
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