Center for Injury Research and Prevention

poison prevention

Recent CIRP Publications - April 2020

April 21, 2020
Read more to learn about recent publications from researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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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ICYMI February 2020

March 2, 2020
Read more for our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles in child injury prevention.

Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019

December 30, 2019
With a new year almost upon us, here is a look back on Research in Action's most popular 2019 blog posts.

ICYMI October 2019

November 4, 2019
Read more for our monthly roundup of interesting child injury prevention news you can use.

Recent CIRP Publications - October 2019

October 8, 2019
Read more about CIRP@CHOP's publications since July 2019

ICYMI August 2019

September 4, 2019
Read more for our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention.

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.

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