Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI March 2020

April 1, 2020

We hope everyone is staying safe during this stressful time. Below are some child injury prevention articles from the month of March:

Unintentional Injuries During Home Isolation

With schools closed, will we start seeing an increase in child injuries at home? Early numbers from a trauma center in PA seem to indicate that to be the case.

The Ripple Effect of COVID19 Stress

The toll from stress from COVID19 is pervasive and may be associated with an increase in child abuse injuries at a Texas hospital.

Safe Gun Storage During Quarantine

The Giffords Law Center emphasizes the importance of safe gun storage as children are staying home more during the COVID19 pandemic.

Decision-Making Around Firearm Storage

A recent study in Pediatrics identifies cognitive biases using behavioral economic theory to better understand how parents make choices about firearm storage.

Revised Guidelines on Management of Abusive Head Trauma

In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics published its revised guidelines on management of abusive head trauma in children for pediatric providers.

Impact of State Child Access Prevention Laws

A study finds that state child access prevention is associated with a reduction in gun-related pediatric fatalites but that certain types of laws (i.e., negligence laws) are associated with an increased reduction compared to other types of laws (recklessness laws).

 

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