Center for Injury Research and Prevention

pediatric trauma care

New Resource Alert: COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Staff and Their Patient Families

April 23, 2020
Access COVID-19 resources for healthcare staff and patient families created by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) to address the psychological and emotional effects of the pandemic and promote coping and resilience.

Survey Reveals Barriers to Treating Opioid Overdoses in Schools

March 19, 2020
Read about a new study funded by the Penn Injury Science Center that reveals barriers to access and use of naloxone in schools to prevent opioid overdoses.

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Improving Snakebite Care

August 8, 2019
As the Medical Director of the Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), I am often asked to provide injury prevention advocacy on snakebite care to our service area. Globally, snakebites and snake envenomation (the process by which venom is injected by the snake) are major causes of injury and death, even to children. Antivenom is a precious commodity that may save limb or life, but more health services research is needed to help define the best practices with respect to utilization of this resource. We also need to empower and engage communities and strengthen health systems to ensure safe and effective treatment.

Promoting Action to Prevent Intentional Drug Poisoning

May 14, 2019
The number of intentional drug poisonings among adolescents and young adults is growing at an alarming rate, and poison control centers across the country are on the front lines of experiencing this sobering trend. Here's how to help families take preventive action.

Renewed Support for Promoting Trauma-Informed Pediatric Healthcare

April 25, 2019
With funding again provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Traumatic Stress Center will continue to develop resources on pediatric trauma-informed care.

Nurses Play Key Role in Injury Recovery

April 9, 2019
After an injury, many children experience a decreased quality of life. Pediatric nurses play a key role in helping them recover. New research examines posttraumatic stress symptoms and hope after injury.

Prevent Intentional Abuse of Loperamide

March 19, 2019
Abuse of loperamide, an anti-diarrhea medication available over-the-counter under the brand name Imodium®, is becoming a growing problem. Since there are currently no treatment protocols for loperamide abuse or toxicity, prevention is key. This includes early detection and connection to treatment and resources for those suffering with opioid substance use disorder.

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