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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.
Learn steps that caregivers can take to support youth grappling with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
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.
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.
Camp providers are well-positioned to diagnose and manage concussion in the camp setting, with a little extra training on the CDC’s current concussion care guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is preventable, and outreach and education must be stepped up to prevent CO poisoning from occurring.