Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute

Research

KPTI Has Officially Launched the Hap Gerrish Injury Prevention Research Portal

The Hap Gerrish Injury Prevention Resarch Portal (HGIPRP) serves as an injury prevention research hub for medical providers to conduct, promote and share injury prevention research studies.

The portal is meant for use by medical providers, researchers and injury prevention program coordinators to:
  • Communicate and share strategies, study methods and research study tools (e.g., surveys) for the conduct of research studies.
  • Identify injury prevention studies conducted by other researchers in order to replicate them in an individual’s community, or expand them to different populations/injury prevention topics. 

Click here: www.hapsinjuryprevention.com to register. 

Student research

Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute (KPTI) partners with graduate students at Tufts University School of Medicine Public Health and Professional Degree programs during their Applied Learning Experience. This experience provides the students with an opportunity to conduct research on pediatric injury. Our goal is to identify injury prevention measures that can be utilized by our program in order to more effectively help parents/caregivers keep their children safe from traumatic injury.  

Northeastern University student Aashka Shah ’19 displayed a poster of her recent research study, Impact of Socioeconomic Status/Race on Preventable Fall Injuries in Pediatric Patients. Aashka conducted this study through in-person interviews with parents of Tufts Children's Hospital pediatric patients. Aashka was selected to present her poster at the Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE) ‘19 at Northeastern University.

Pictured from left are Leslie Rideout, FNP, PhD Pediatric Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Anne Keliher, MMHS, KPTI Project Specialist, and Aashka Shah, BS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured from left are Leslie Rideout, FNP, PhD Pediatric Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Anne Keliher, MMHS, KPTI Project Specialist, and Aashka Shah, BS.

 

During the winter and spring of 2017, graduate student Yasmina Samaha conducted a survey with parents/caregivers about the use of safety interventions for their children. This KPTI quality improvement initiative was completed to determine how best the KPTI program can support and help parents/caregivers keep children safe from injury. The pen and paper survey was conducted with parents/caregivers in the waiting rooms of the Pediatric Surgery, Endocrinology and Gastrointestinal clinics. 

Read the summarized survey results by Ms. Samaha. We are very grateful for Ms. Samaha’s fine work and for the opportunity to partner with Tufts University School of Medicine to evaluate and improve our programs.