Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues
March 19, 2019Abuse of loperamide, an anti-diarrhea medication available over-the-counter under the brand name Imodium®, is becoming a growing problem. Since there are currently no treatment protocols for loperamide abuse or toxicity, prevention is key. This includes early detection and connection to treatment and resources for those suffering with opioid substance use disorder.
March 14, 2019For many healthcare providers, it can be challenging to distinguish between behaviors associated with a developmental disability and behaviors resulting from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It takes coordination across multiple disciplines to ensure early and accurate diagnosis and treatment of ACEs and/or developmental disabilities. On March 5, 2019, CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) hosted a webinar titled "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities" that provided actionable information for healthcare providers to meet these challenges.
ICYMI February 2019: Self-Harm and Violence, Marijuana Impaired Driving, Gun Violence Prevention and More
March 1, 2019Read more for our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles in the area of child injury prevention.
February 26, 2019Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is preventable, and outreach and education must be stepped up to prevent CO poisoning from occurring.
February 19, 2019Read an abbreviated version of a blog on the development of a program to provide consultation, education, and materials on firearm safety to patient families seen in CHOP's Emergency Department.
Registration Now Open for Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar
February 14, 2019Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) is hosting a free webinar for clinical providers called "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities Webinar" on March 5, 2019, at 12:00-1:30 PM EST.
February 7, 2019With the recent stories of child abuse within sports (including recent suicide of a champion figure skater following allegations of sexual misconduct toward minors), here are some tips on how clinicians can guide families on how to keep their children safe while enjoying sports.
February 4, 2019Read more for our monthly roundup of interesting articles in the world of child injury prevention.
January 24, 2019New CHOP research, published in Pediatric Emergency Care, demonstrated that new ED guidelines for limiting computed tomography (CR) of the brain to evaluate for bleeding after a head injury were sustainable across five years.
January 10, 2019For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, differences in communication may make interacting with strangers a challenging experience. When the stranger is a police officer, the encounter can quickly become dangerous for everyone involved. Read more to learn about a CHOP study testing the effectiveness of a virtual reality tool to improve the safety of interactions between police and adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders.