The Injury Prevention and Safety Initiative (TIPSI©) is an initiative of the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) that brings together local health care professionals to improve injury outcomes in Kenya.
Emergency care for injury is at the core of the post-crash response. Effective care of the injured requires a series of time-sensitive actions, beginning with activation of the emergency care system, and continuing with care at the scene, transport, and facility-based emergency care.
The proportion of patients who die before reaching the hospital in low- and middle-income countries is over twice that in high-income countries, suggesting that strengthening prehospital systems could have an enormous global impact. Beyond recognising injury and calling for help, bystanders may also play a key role by delivering first aid prior to the arrival of formal providers.
TIPSI© aims to provide guidance to stakeholders and the public on the medical aspects of injury to reduce prehospital associated morbidity and mortality.