Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI September 2019

October 1, 2019

Here is our monthly roundup of interesting child injury prevention news for September 2019:

A Sobering Statistic

A new report finds that for the first time in 2017, more people died due to firearms than in automobile crashes.

"911 For the Brain"

A new proposal by the Federal Communications Commission recommends replacing the current 10-digit mental health crisis number with a 3-digit number: 988. 

Suicidality As Its Own Condition

Scientists are considering different ways to reframe suicide as its own diagnosis in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders handbook and debate on the benefits of doing so for patients.

New Codes For Micromobility Device Injuries

Researchers are proposing adding billing codes reflecting injury from micromobility devices (such as electronic scooters) to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM), in an effort to improve the surveillance of injuries related to these devices. 

ADHD Medication Use and Injury Risk

A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry found that ADHD medication use in children was associated with a lower odds of injury presenting to the emergency department.

Rideshare Service for Teens

A business in Atlanta provides rideshare services (like Uber or Lyft) for preteens and teens.