Trauma & Critical Care

Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program (ECIPP)

Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program (ECIPP) is a joint effort of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and East Carolina School of Medicine. The mission of ECIPP is to improve the health of the citizens of eastern North Carolina by reducing the impact of injuries. This mission is accomplished by facilitating community projects and systems which decrease the incidence and severity of injuries occurring in the 29 counties served by University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina. The ECIPP vision is that citizens of eastern North Carolina will be safe and injury free on roadways, at work and school, at home and play and safe from violence at all times. In addition, we envision the continuous enhancement of systems which promote the proper care of those who are injured.

Major projects and Activities

The PISCES Project - Pitt Initiative for Safe Communities Evolving Successfully is a local Safe Communities Coalition that has been established to examine the Pitt County traffic injury problem and conceive and institute preventive interventions.

The REACT Project - Rural Enhancement of Access and Care for Trauma is a quality improvement effort using the STAF (standards, training and feedback) model aimed at eastern NC providers.

The RISKWATCH Project is a pilot demonstration and evaluation of a National Fire Protection Association injury prevention instruction program in Pitt County Schools.

The CAPTAIN Project - Child Abuse Prevention Through Advocacy, Identification and Nurturing is a multidisciplinary effort aimed at preventing child abuse in Pitt, Martin and Greene counties by facilitating and supporting nurturing parenting programs.

Pitt County SAFEKIDS Coalition is the local chapter of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign which is involved in projects and activities geared toward the prevention of unintentional injuries of children.

The Impaired Drivers Project focus is to identify impaired drivers through the emergency department and refer them to appropriate intervention.