Pediatric Collections offers what you need to know - original, focused research in a snapshot approach.
The number of children and adolescents affected by firearm violence are staggering. This print compendium of AAP editor-curated articles provides quick access to the latest, most salient studies to give a better understanding of the public health impact of firearm injuries.
Gunfire kills or injures more than 7,000 children per year. About 19 children per day are killed by or receive emergency treatment for gunshot wounds in the U.S. Among the 1,300 children who die each year from firearm-related injuries, 53% are homicides, 38% are suicides and 6% are unintentional. Children who are in their teens, male, or black are most likely to be victims.
This limited-edition print collection can help to build a clinical reference library, augment training and academic activities, launch new public health initiatives and research endeavors, or implement prevention strategies in the community. A free "Firearm Safety Facts and Myths" infographic poster is included as a bonus to ordering this print collection.
High-impact collection topics include:
- Preventing Gun Injuries in Children
- Firearm-Related Injuries in the Pediatric Population
- Firearms Prevention and Safety Counseling
- Pragmatic Firearm Advocacy for Pediatricians
- Hospitalizations Due to Firearm Injuries
- Characteristics of Youth Seeking Emergency Care for Assault Injuries
- Weapon Involvement in the Victimization of Children
- Firearm Violence & Possession Among High-Risk Emergency Department Youth
- Children and Gun Storage
- Gun Control Views
- Firearm Injuries and Mental Illness
- Gun Violence Trends in Movies