New CIRP@CHOP research recommends how to fill the gap in trauma-informed care training in the pediatric hospital setting.
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Read about a new section dedicated to helping families cope emotionally after an injury from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress website.
This guest blog post authored by Jeremy Esposito, MD, a third year fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at CHOP, explores the topic of adolescent suicide and how the CHOP Emergency Department is employing a Behavioral Health Screen for all adolescents ages 14 to 19.
The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress now offers reliable tools based on the DEF protocol to help identify, prevent, and treat traumatic stress responses at the time of need and within scope of practice.
After a child has experienced a traumatic medical event involving a visit to the Emergency Department, the follow-up pediatrician visit is crucial to the patient's emotional recovery. Here's what pediatricians should know.
With millions of children each year exposed to potentially traumatic events, there is a great need for accessible early preventive interventions that could promote recovery and decrease the chances of developing persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). But there is only a small number of published evaluation studies of such early interventions for children, and few have found clear evidence of preventing or reducing PTSS. We are working to close that gap with the development of a web-based intervention called Coping Coach.
To reduce risk of a trip to a playground resulting in an injury, counsel parents to provide supervision and visit playgrounds that have loose fill materials under equipment rather than grass or soil. Learn other practical tips to share so kids can safely enjoy the adventures of the playground.
New research from CIRP@CHOP suggests pain assessment using the Color Analogue Pain Scale, even during acute medical care, can play a role in screening for risk of ongoing Post Traumatic Stress symptoms.
Read about the Cellie Coping Kit for Injury, a new coping tool that is designed for children ages 6 to 12 years. This research-based kit is part of a line of tools featuring Cellie, a stuffed toy, coping cards, and a book for caregivers created by team of researchers at CHOP.
To help nurses build additional skills in how to provide trauma-informed care, the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress is now offering free continuing education courses on the HealthCareToolbox.org website. These trainings are based on the “DEF Protocol” which helps nurses address distress, emotional support, and family needs in a systematic manner.