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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Statement Regarding Hoverboards

CPSC is looking into dozens of fires involving hoverboards, which are also called smart boards or self-balancing boards.  Many of these fires occurred indoors and could have resulted in serious injuries if not for the quick actions of consumers to extinguish the fire. This is a priority investigation and CPSC is devoting the staff time and resources necessary to find the root causes of the fires.

CPSC engineers continue to test hoverboards – new models and those involved in fire incidents – at our National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Md.

Jan 27 2016

New CDC Estimates Show Urgent Global Problem: Violence Threatens One Billion Children per Year

Today CDC released a groundbreaking report that estimates the global burden of violence against children under 18 for each region of the world. This report, titled “Global Prevalence of Past-Year Violence Against Children: A Systematic Review and Minimum Estimates,” was released in Pediatrics. This report combines data from 38 reports spanning 96 countries to calculate the number of children affected by violence in the past year.

Jan 27 2016

Acetaminophen Tops List of Accidental Infant Poisonings | HealthDay

Infants are just as susceptible to accidental poisonings as older children are, especially when it comes to medication errors, new research reports.

A decade of poison control center calls in the United States showed that acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) was the most common medication mistake for infants. This was followed by H2-blockers (for acid reflux), gastrointestinal medications, combination cough/cold products, antibiotics and ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil).

Jan 27 2016

How Do I Add a New Resource?

screenshot-add-a-resourceHow to add a new resource:

On the Welcome Page, click ‘Share a Resource’ on CS CoIIN Member Section Menu and complete the form.  All resources are submitted to the CS CoIIN Management team for review and approval before posting.

 

 

 

 

Choose your State/Jurisdiction from the dropdown list.

Enter a Title for the resource

 

How do I Edit My CoiNN State Profile?

How to Edit your State Profile Page:
Screenshot for CS CoIIN Profile PageClick the ‘Edit My State Profile’ link from anywhere on your State Member Profile Page and complete the sections of the page you are interested in.  Click the ‘SAVE’ button at the bottom to submit changes.  You can also ‘Preview’ changes before saving or ‘View Changes’ to see what was changed on the overall page.

 

 

 

How Do I Add/Remove A Profile For A New State Team Member?

How to Add a Member:

screenshot for add-remove state memberOn your State/Jurisdiction member page, click on ‘Add a new State Member’ link under the Members section. This will bring you to a page (below) where you enter all of the pertinent information on the new member, including their team member role. Press ‘submit request’ to submit form to the CS CoIIN management team for approval and posting.

 

Public Health Importance of BAC Testing and Reporting

Medscape has launched a new continuing medical education online course on blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The course will discuss why BAC data is essential to understanding the factors underlying fatalities related to alcohol-impaired driving crashes and to designing solutions on local, state, and federal levels. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 31 percent of traffic-related fatalities in the United States.

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Jan 26 2016

Interventions For Self-Harm In Children and Adolescents | Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Self-harm (SH), which includes intentional self-poisoning/overdose and self-injury, is a major problem in children and adolescents in many countries and is strongly linked to risk of future suicide. It is therefore important that effective treatments for SH patients are developed.

Jan 13 2016
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Announcing: Board Of Scientific Counselors Meeting on CDC’s Draft Opioid Prescribing Guideline

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) will meet on Thursday, January 28, 2016 to discuss the draft CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and to hear observations formulated and shared by the Opioid Guideline Workgroup. There will be 90 minutes allotted for public comment during this meeting.

Jan 13 2016

Provide Department of Education Comments on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On December 10, 2015, the President signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).  The Secretary of Education (Secretary) is now soliciting advice and recommendations from interested parties prior to publishing proposed regulations to implement programs under ESSA.  The Secretary invites advice and recommendations concerning topics for which regulations may be helpful to assist States, school districts, and schools to implement the new law.

Jan 13 2016

Characteristics of Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Marijuana Use: A Prospective Study | Child Maltreatment

There has been increasing acceptance of marijuana use in the United States in recent years, and rates among adolescents have risen. At the same time, marijuana use during adolescence has been linked to an array of health and social problems. Maltreated children are at risk for marijuana use, but the relationships among characteristics of maltreatment and marijuana use are unclear. In this article, we examine how the type and the extent of maltreatment are related to the level of adolescent marijuana use.

Jan 13 2016

Number of Traffic Deaths in New York Falls for a Second Straight Year | New York Times

Despite a series of serious crashes in recent months, traffic deaths fell in New York for the second year in a row as the city continued to focus on improving street safety.

The number of people who died in traffic accidents fell to 230 last year, from 257 in 2014, according to preliminary data from the city. Pedestrian deaths, which account for the largest share of the fatalities, dropped slightly last year after reaching a historic low in 2014.

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No Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury | New Yorker

Fifty per cent of domestic-violence victims are strangled at some point in the course of their relationship—often repeatedly, over years—and the overwhelming majority of strangulation perpetrators are men. Those strangled to the point of losing consciousness are at the highest risk of dying in the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after the incident, from strokes, blood clots, or aspiration (choking on their own vomit).

Jan 13 2016

From Car Seat to Driver’s Seat: Keeping Kids Safe | U.S News

The rites of passage that occur in cars are very significant: the first ride home from the hospital, the first serious date, the first solo drive. Each one signals the beginning of a new phase in life filled with great potential and promise. Each also brings a different kind of anxiety in its wake that keeps parents up at night.

Jan 13 2016

Illegal Hits Play Big Role in Youth Ice Hockey Concussions: Study | Healthfinder.gov

Concussions in youth ice hockey are as common as in youth football and soccer, and often occur when players break the rules of the game, a new study finds.

While the concussion rates in youth ice hockey are no greater than in other contact sports, more than 40 percent are caused by illegal hits, especially from behind, researchers said.

And younger players were at higher risk, according to the report.

Jan 13 2016

Kids with ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Bicycle Collisions in Traffic

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to have collisions when crossing busy intersections on their bicycles because they're impulsive and have trouble paying attention, a new study suggests.

Researchers said it was known that these children were at increased risk, but the reasons were unclear.

Jan 13 2016
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Academics and Quality Improvers Unite to Launch New Online Course

About 20 years ago, IHI Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Dr. Don Goldmann accepted the position as Medical Director of Quality Improvement at Boston Children’s Hospital under two specific conditions: first, he and a small team of health services researchers would work alongside the QI team to advance the academic credibility of QI through research and publication; and second, he wanted to incorporate scientific improvement into the daily work of pediatrics.

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Jan 20 2016

Reducing Motor Vehicle-Related Injuries at an Arizona Indian Reservation: Ten Years of Application of Evidence-Based Strategies | Global Health: Science and Practice

Unintentional injury is a significant public health burden for American Indians and Alaska Natives and was the leading cause of death among those aged 1 to 44 years between 1999 and 2004. Of those deaths, motor vehicle-related deaths cause the most mortality, justifying the need for intervention at an American Indian Reservation in Arizona (United States). We describe motor vehicle injury prevention program operations from 2004 through 2013.

Jan 05 2016

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