Injury Recovery

ERs See More Concussion Visits, Order More CT Scans

New CIRP@CHOP brief report describes increase in rates of concussion diagnosis in ERs that correspond to increase in rates of CT scans, which is counter to best practice for neuroimaging.

A Transition In Location, But Not In Mission

Although I am leaving CHOP and transitioning from Philadelphia to Rhode Island this summer, I am reminded that through continued collaboration and rigorous research to action to impact, we as a larger child passenger safety community can further reduce the injuries, disability, and mortality from motor vehicle crashes.

Inside the Mind of a 10-year-old: An ED Doctor's Perspective for Pediatricians

After a child has experienced a traumatic medical event involving a visit to the Emergency Department, the follow-up pediatrician visit is crucial to the patient's emotional recovery. Here's what pediatricians should know.

Gumption Pays Off: Networking to Get Training and Set Career Goals

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Julia Vanni, a Health Science student at Northeastern University in Boston, who is wrapping-up her research training experience at CIRP@CHOP at the end of June.

Refining a Web-based Tool to Help Children Recover from Trauma

With millions of children each year exposed to potentially traumatic events, there is a great need for accessible early preventive interventions that could promote recovery and decrease the chances of developing persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). But there is only a small number of published evaluation studies of such early interventions for children, and few have found clear evidence of preventing or reducing PTSS. We are working to close that gap with the development of a web-based intervention called Coping Coach.

New Resource Alert: Video Demo of a Concussion Evaluation

As part of a CHOP series demonstrating various Pediatric Exams, Christina Master, MD, Minds Matter co-director and sports medicine physician, walks healthcare professionals through a typical diagnostic concussion evaluation.

YouTube For Visual Learners

YouTube has tremendous outreach potential. We can use video to transfer evidence-based knowledge to consumers and injury prevention stakeholders who are visual learners. Overtime, YouTube has become a core component of CIRP@CHOP’s dissemination strategy.

Concussion's Vestibular Deficits Are Common, May Predict Slower Recovery

In a recent journal article, CHOP researchers describe the prevalence of vestibular deficits in pediatric concussion patients and what recovery looks like for patients that exhibit them at initial evaluation. The vestibular system in the brain and inner ear helps us visually track and focus, maintaining our balance. It's your body's "steadycam", which we can use to help diagnose concussion and then help patients recover from these deficits.

Can Injury Pain Predict Posttraumatic Stress in Children?

New research from CIRP@CHOP suggests pain assessment using the Color Analogue Pain Scale, even during acute medical care, can play a role in screening for risk of ongoing Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.

Registration Open for CHOP's May 9 Concussion Conference

Now in its 3rd year, this one day Diagnosis and Management of Concussion conference provides continuing education for clinicians and school personnel such as athletic trainers and school nurses. Hear from CIRP experts and others on May 9, 2015.

Pages