Center for Injury Research and Prevention

poison prevention

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.

Recent CIRP Publications- July 2019

July 16, 2019
Read more about CIRP@CHOP's publications since April 2019

ICYMI June 2019: Laundry Pod Poisoning, Distracted Driving, and Injuries from Cosmetics

July 2, 2019
Happy Summer! Here are some interesting child injury prevention articles from June 2019:

ICYMI May 2019: Snakebites, Heart Rate and Post Traumatic Stress, Distracted Walking Ban, Hot Cars, the Danger of Sitting Devices, and More

June 3, 2019
Read more for our monthly roundup of newsworthy articles in the world of child injury prevention.

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.

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