Center for Injury Research & Policy News

Jan 08, 2018

New Study Finds Large Increase in Non-Powder Gun-Related Eye Injuries

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated sports- and recreation-related eye injuries during a 23-year period and found a slight decrease in eye injuries overall; however, the rate

Dec 11, 2017

Injuries from Window Blinds Send Two Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

Most homes have them. They help keep our rooms warm or cold and even add a pop of color to tie the décor together. But window blinds can cause serious injuries or even death to young children.

Dec 08, 2017

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Reminds Parents to Stay Alert during the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year as parents race to finish their shopping, decorating and baking. As the countdown of the calendar year winds down, be sure to allow plenty of time in that hectic schedule for sharing holiday traditions as a family.

Study Shows TBI Laws Effective at Reducing Rate of Recurrent Concussions among High School Athletes
Oct 19, 2017

Study Shows TBI Laws Effective at Reducing Rate of Recurrent Concussions among High School Athletes

Between 2009 and 2014, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have enacted one or more traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, more commonly known as concussion laws.

Jul 24, 2017

Study Finds 275,000 Calls to Poison Control Centers for Dietary Supplement Exposures from 2000 through 2012

U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding dietary supplement exposures, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center, both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Jul 12, 2017

Study Finds Rate of Medication Errors Resulting in Serious Medical Outcomes Rising

About every two minutes someone in the United States calls Poison Control because of a medication error. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed calls to Poison Control Centers across the country

Jun 05, 2017

Lawn Mower Injuries Send 13 Children to the Emergency Department Every Day

On average every day in the United States, 13 children receive emergency treatment for a lawn mower-related injury. That adds up to almost 4800 children injured each year.

May 08, 2017

Cotton Tip Applicators are Sending 34 Kids to the Emergency Department Each Day

While cotton tip applicators can be used for household cleaning, crafts and applying cosmetics, they are unfortunately also causing injuries to children.

Mar 20, 2017

U.S. Poison Control Centers Receive 32 Calls a Day About Children Exposed to Prescription Opioids

A new study published online today by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from

Mar 13, 2017

Nursery Product-Related Injuries on the Rise Among Young Children

Parents of young children use nursery products daily but these products are associated with injury more often than you might think. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that about every 8 minutes in the U.S., a child three years of