The recent tragic news in Minnesota that two young lives were lost in separate accidental firearm deaths underscores the importance of discussing safety with patients and families. MNAAP has long advocated for firearm violence prevention measures, and while some progress is being made at the legislative level, much of the prevention and awareness begins at home. The American […]
Category: "Child Safety"
Suicide prevention and firearm violence prevention are among the top concerns and areas of interest for MNAAP pediatricians, according to the results of last year’s member survey. An upcoming project through a coalition that includes the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and Protect Minnesota offers pediatricians an opportunity to examine the role that firearms play in […]
MNAAP is collaborating with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to promote safe gun storage and reduce child gun deaths as part of Moms Demand Action’s Be SMART campaign. Be SMART is a non-judgmental approach that encourages families with firearms to Secure all guns in their home, Model responsible behavior around guns, Ask about their presence of unsecured […]
In the summer of 2019, the pulmonologists at Children’s Minnesota treated and reported the first cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) in Minnesota. By the beginning of December 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had received more than 2,290 reports of EVALI (including 34 deaths) from all state […]
October 6-12 is observed as Infant Safe Sleep Week, but MNAAP’s Child Safety Work Group is reminding members that pediatricians play a role every day in helping parents understand the importance of safe sleep. An analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) found that of the 90 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) in 2016 and 2017, […]