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Videos, parent resources for Injury Prevention Month
Head o; sports injuries during Child Injury
Prevention Month with AAP resources.
Air videos in your practice waiting rooms to
educate parents about sports injuries and tram-
poline injuries. Sarah A. Denny, M.D., FAAP, a
member of the Council on Injury, Violence and
Poison Prevention, explains how to help chil-
dren avoid sports injuries with proper technique,
training and coaching. As a pediatric emergency
medicine specialist, Dr. Denny also has seen her
fair share of trampoline injuries. Play her video
on Safety Tips about Trampolines, which warns
parents against using home trampolines and ex-
plains why families should allow children to use
trampolines only with supervision from a trainer.
Share these videos and others from the AAP You
Tube Channel, http://bit.ly/AAPvideos.
Post free patient safety information on your
practice social media pages and website from AAP
News Parent Plus at http://www.aappublications.
org/collection/parent-plus; share child product
Health Alerts from http://www.aappublications.
org/collection/health-alerts; and visit Healthy
Children.org and click on Safety & Prevention.
Plan for disasters
the National Pre-
theme is “Disasters
Don’t Plan Ahead,
Find out how to
take action in your of-
fice and help families be ready for emergencies
and disasters at www.aap.org/disasters/prepared
nessmonth. Among steps highlighted are AAP
calls to action, including details about signing
up for the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) Health Advisory Network
urgent public health message system. You’ll also
find influenza prevention and control measures
and personal preparedness planning details.
Next, check out the CDC website for the
Ready Wrigley activity book series, http://bit.
ly/2ur2vic, for children 2-8 years old. Each
book is AAP-reviewed and endorsed, including
the new activity book that helps children
prepare for influenza season. Print copies to
share with families and children.
Questions about pediatric disaster preparedness? Email DisasterReady@aap.org.
AAP child abuse groups merge
About one in four children experiences some form of child
abuse and neglect in their lifetime, costing an estimated $124
billion annually. Now, a single access point in the Academy
aims to improve their care and outcomes. The AAP Council on
Child Abuse and Neglect is the result of a merge between the
committee and section.
The council aims to address policy, build partnerships, educate the pediatric community and advocate on behalf of AAP
members, children and families. It also will help members look
at policy development and education in a seamless fashion,
consistent with the AAP strategic plan, involving members from
Section members will transition automatically to council
members. Membership is open to all AAP members. Learn more
or join at www.aap.org/council/childabuse.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders tools
Can you recognize the signs of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs)? As many
as 5% of children are born with preventable
birth defects and developmental disabili-ties related to alcohol exposure in utero.
;e AAP advises pregnant women that no
amount of alcohol intake is safe, and there
is no safe trimester to drink alcohol.
On International FASD Day, Sept. 9, the
Academy joins the National Organization
on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other partner organizations in rais-
ing awareness about risks of prenatal alcohol consumption. Several
tools can help pediatricians recognize and prevent FASD, including:
• a free AAP webinar for members: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Dis-
orders — Recognizing Behavioral E;ects of Prenatal Alcohol
• AAP toolkit, http://bit.ly/FASDAAPtoolkit;
• AAP clinical report, http://bit.ly/1My W6TY;
• AAP webinar series, http://bit.ly/2o5um4x;
• a Twitter chat at 2 p.m. ET Sept. 6, at http://twitter.com/
NOFAS_USA or follow #FASDMonth; and
• the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
treatment locator, http://bit.ly/2u8a4uF.
;e Got Transition website, http://www.gottran
sition.org/, provides health care clinicians with resources to transition pediatric patients to adult care.
Free, customizable tools are available related to
transition policy, tracking/monitoring, readiness,
planning, transfer of care, and transfer completion
and measurement. A chart of the Six Core Elements
of Health Care Transition o;ers an outline for pediatricians, med-peds and family medicine physicians
to assist in transitioning youths to adult care providers. ;e resource was developed by the Maternal
and Child Health Bureau and National Alliance to
Advance Adolescent Health.
Is your practice implementing the pediatric medical
home? Showcase your work
through the AAP National
Center for Medical Home
by completing an application
for innovative and promising
All pediatric medical home
stakeholders are eligible to
apply. A panel reviews applications on an ongoing basis,
and those selected will be
published on the NCMHI
Complete an electronic
submission at https://www.
novativepractices or email
receive an application.