Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI April 2020

May 4, 2020

Here is a roundup of some newsworthy child injury prevention articles for the month of April:

Checklist for Injury Prevention

SafeKids shares a checklist for preventing injuries while children are staying at home.

Bike Riding Safety

With more people turning to bike riding to get in some outdoor time and exercise, Consumer Reports shares some tips for bicycling safety.

Should We Bring Her In?

This article explores the nuances when deciding whether – or not – to bring your child in to the doctor for a visit in this time of COVID-19.

Children of Parents with Mental Illness and Risk of Injury

A study from Sweden found that children of parents with mental illness had a higher risk of injury, especially during the first year of life.

Safety of Youth Agricultural Workers

Since 2009, youth agricultural workers suffered the most fatalities among all other industries combined, according to the newly released 2020 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet compiled by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

Surge in Accidental Poisonings in the First Quarter of 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that accidental poisonings increased by 20% in the first few months of this year, believed to be related to the coronavirus pandemic.

CHOP/PENN Studying Resilience During Pandemic

Researchers at CHOP and Penn are studying resilience and mental health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.