Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Injury Recovery

Concussions at Camp- What to Do

What to do if a patient sustains a concussion while away at camp? I recently spoke with my colleague, Ms. Roni Robinson, a nurse practitioner in CHOP's Concussion Care for Kids program, about some of the unique aspects of caring for children who sustain a concussion when away at camp.

Research First Line of Defense as NFL Moves to Improve Player Safety

CIRP@CHOP's Kristy Arbogast, PhD encourages advances in the engineering of protective equipment for all levels of sport through tackling concussions in the NFL.

Value of End-User Input: EHR-based Clinical Support Tool Success

Minds Matter concussion program at CHOP implemented a successful EHR-based intervention to improve provider behaviors. Learn how.

Concussion in Kids with ADHD

ADHD is associated with increased risk of sustaining a concussion and prolonged recovery. Read more to learn about the recent statistics and thoughts about prevention.

Fifth Annual Pediatric Concussion Symposium at CHOP-- March 3, 2017

Register for the Fifth Annual MInds Matter: Concussion Care for Kids event at Children's Hospital of Phialdelphia to learn the state of science on topic and receive continuing education credits.

Concussions in Youth Soccer: Current Guidelines and Research

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, who shares some insights from her research on current initiatives in the youth soccer world on the appropriateness of heading.

New Brief Screening Tools for Posttraumatic Stress

Read about new CIRP@CHOP research about a tool that can help busy clinicians, school nurses, and others seeing in service settings screen for posttraumatic stress in children.

Outtakes from Fall Pediatric Concussion Convenings

October marked three important meetings for advancing the science of pediatric concussion. Dr. Master provides an inside look at these convenings.

Research Tool Aims to Help Children Recover After Injury

Learn about a new CIRP@CHOP research tool that aims to help researchers better understand how parents and children interact after an injury.

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.

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