Center for Injury Research & Policy News

Aug 17, 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. Astudy 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

May 09, 2016

New Study Finds Child E-Cigarette Exposures up 1,500%

As the household presence of e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine has increased, so have exposures among young children. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute and the Central Ohio Poison Center, both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found

Apr 25, 2016

New Study Finds Laundry Detergent Packets More Dangerous than Other Types of Detergent

A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Central Ohio Poison Center found that exposure to laundry detergent packets is more dangerous to young children than exposure to other types of laundry and

Apr 08, 2016

New Study Finds Skateboarding Sent About 176 Youth to U.S. EDs Every Day

Skateboarding is a popular recreational sport and participation has increased the last several decades, faster than any other sport or recreation activity between 1998 and 2007.* With growing participation, has come an increasing rate of injuries from skateboarding.

Jun 08, 2015

National Study Finds Rising Rate of Marijuana Exposure Among Children 5 Years Old and Younger

Debates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and health effects among adults. But a study published today from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital shows that the risk to young children of swallowing, breathing in or otherwise being exposed to

Mar 09, 2015

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Joins Nationwide to Make Safe Happen Easier for Parents and Caregivers

Watch this video to learn more about the Make Safe Happen app. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is joining Nationwide – one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. – in their effort to prevent childhood injury.

Oct 22, 2014

Study Shows Medication is Frequently, Unintentionally Given Incorrectly to Young Children

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012.

Sep 22, 2014

New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

May 05, 2014

New Study Finds Number of Children Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments for Baby Gate-Related Injuries Nearly Quadrupled Since 1990

If you are a parent, chances are you have used or will use a baby gate at some point. Baby gates are designed to help protect young children from stairs and other dangers around the home. If you use these in your home, take note.

Feb 21, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital Reminds Parents of Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

In nearly every retail store, display cribs and bassinets are decorated with blankets, pillows and bumper pads. While those soft materials make for an attractive nursery, for a baby, they can make for a dangerous place to sleep.