This is the companion post to the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast episode that I recently produced with Libby Ireson, Pediatric Resident at Cincinnati Children’s. The goals of this episode are to:

  1. Report statistics of pediatric firearm-related injuries/deaths in the United States 
  2. Review the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations on firearm safety 
  3. Discuss strategies for counseling your patients and families on firearm safety
  4. Talk about how we can support patients and families who are victim or survivors of gun violence 

A full transcript of the episode is below:


The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Gun Safety Campaign Toolkit

The Brady Center’s ASK Campaign

The Everytown for Gun Safety BeSMART Campaign

If you or anyone you know is considering suicide, please reach out for help. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline via phone at 1-800-273-6255 or by texting 741-741. 


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