This episode was produced with Libby Ireson (@LibbyIreson on Twitter), Pediatric Resident at Cincinnati Children’s and is being released in conjunction with the 2021 Day of Action promoting firearm safety and speaking out against gun violence. The goals of this episode are to:
- Report statistics of pediatric firearm-related injuries/deaths in the United States
- Review the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations on firearm safety
- Discuss strategies for counseling your patients and families on firearm safety
- Talk about how we can support patients and families who are victim or survivors of gun violence
The link to the PEMBlog post, including a full transcript is here.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Gun Safety Campaign Toolkit
The Brady Center’s ASK Campaign
The Everytown for Gun Safety BeSMART Campaign
If you or anyone you know is considering suicide, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline via phone at 1-800-273-6255 or by texting 741-741.
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Campbell BT, Thaker S, Fallat ME, et al. A Multicenter Evaluation of a Firearm Safety Intervention in the Pediatric Outpatient Setting. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan;55(1):140-145.
“Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis.” The American Public Health Association.
“Youth Firearm Injury and Death.” The Farley Health Policy Center.
Parikh K, Silver A, Patel SJ et al. Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries in the United States. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jun;7(6):303-312.
Schaechter, Judy. “Guns in the Home.” HealthyChildren.org, The American Academy of Pediatrics.
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