The Federal Interagency Workgroup on Child Abuse and Neglect has an archived webinar from August 2008 available for review: Is It Injury or Neglect? Improving Our Knowledge to Better Protect Children. The session discusses “efforts to better define neglect in the context of accidental injury and described models of child death case reviews that will [...]
Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. Most of these are from the June/July/August issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. Most links [...]
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has a streaming Grand Rounds webcast available: Burns in Pediatrics–Abuse, Accident or Outlier? It’s available free of charge, but requires registration with the site. Unfortunately, this one is also CMEs only, but is certainly relevant for clinicians across the board. (I’m working on finding some new relevant nursing CEs, but there [...]
Hooray for bandwidth!!! I’m back today with at least one post. I’m working on a bigger post, which I may be able to get done by this evening. But I will have been traveling 18 hours by the time I finally get to DC (starting at 4am Venice time), so forgive me if it doesn’t [...]
Since I loaded you with posts yesterday (and according to my stats page A LOT of you are working your way through the cervical images today–wow, people), a nice bite-sized podcast to have with your morning latte. The CDC, always a reliable source for content, has a podcast on Blast Injuries: What Clinicians Need to [...]
From VAWNet: The CDC has released their Injury Research Agenda for 2009-2018. You can see the full report here (PDF).
Child Death Reviews (or Child Fatality Reviews as they’re called in my neck of the woods) are happening in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Talking about child fatalities doesn’t always mean putting lessons learned into practice, though. The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neurological Surgery’s Center for Injury Research and Control [...]
Also from the CDC website this morning: It’s called the “choking game,” but it’s no game, and there are no winners. Some kids are choking themselves or each other, by hand or with some form of noose. The intent is to get a high, caused by a temporary lack of oxygen to the brain. Tragically, [...]