Center for Injury Research & Policy News

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

Dec 12, 2016

New Study Finds Handheld Phone Ban May Reduce Drive-time Conversations

Distracted driving is a prevalent safety hazard for everyone, but especially for drivers in their first several years behind the wheel. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that universal handheld phone

Dec 07, 2016

Nationwide Childrens 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.

Sep 12, 2016

New Study Finds Rate of Injuries Among Youth Soccer Players Doubled; Rate of Head Injuries Increased 1600%

Soccer is an increasingly popular sport in the United States, both professionally and recreationally, with over 3 million registered soccer players under 19 years of age playing in leagues every year.

Aug 18, 2016

Study Finds Average of Two Injuries Every Hour in the U.S. from Strollers and Carriers

Although strollers and carriers are typically used to safely transport children, injuries do occur while using these products. A study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that, over a 21-year period from 1990