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AAP Releases New Policy Statement on Improving Pediatric Injury Care

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a Policy Statement on Management of Pediatric Trauma to guide a comprehensive approach for improving outcomes for injured children. With 20 million children injured each year in the US, this guidance is timely and much needed. In this post, Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD shares key points from the statement that highlight the need to attend to the emotional recovery of injured children.

Injuries from Strollers and Infant Carriers

Read more about a recent study exploring the rates and patterns of injury from strollers and infant carriers.

Good Passengers and Not Good Passengers…

To better understand how teen drivers perceive peer passengers as safety risks, we conducted a series of focus group sessions with 30 newly licensed teen drivers ages 16 to 18. Read about the findings, which were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: School Bus Safety

In Part 2 of this blog series on National Safety Council's updated child passenger safety recommendations, the topic of 3-point seat belts on school buses is explored.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: Airplane Safety

National Safety Council recently announced an update to its child passenger safety policy statement. This included a recommended mandate that children under 2 years of age should be properly secured in their own seat on airplanes using an using a child restraint system that has been approved and tested for aircraft usage.

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