Injury Prevention QI Programs Published in Two Journals in May

May was a month full of academic output for the Injury Prevention team at the Ohio AAP. Two different QI programs were published in peer-reviewed journals, helping to spread the successes and best practices learned in work completed recently. These publications included:

Pilot of primary care physician discussion and resource allocation after screening for unintentional injuries and social determinants of health was published in Injury Epidemiology. This paper examined the results of the Injury Prevention Plus SEEK QI program, implemented by primary care practices in 2017-2018. Results found that families often practice unintentional injury risks more than having social concerns, and through screening appropriate resources can be provided to families to encourage behavior change. Ohio AAP members Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP and Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP were authors. Click here to access the full publication.

The EASE Project Revisited: Improving Safe Sleep Practices in Ohio Birthing and Children’s Hospitals was published in Clinical Pediatrics on May 23. Focusing on the improvements and differences in safe sleep practices of birthing and children’s hospitals who participated in Wave 2 of the EASE project, results found improvements in both settings. Infants in birthing centers were more commonly observed in appropriate sleep environments than infants in children’s hospitals. Ohio AAP members Jamie Macklin, MD, FAAP; Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP; and Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP were authors. Click here to access the full publication.

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