Firearm screening in the outpatient setting

Sarah Hayden, Colony Fugate

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Introduction: The AAP recommends that pediatricians incorporate questions about the presence and availability of firearms into their patient history taking and urge parents who possess guns to prevent access by their children.1 Studies show that parents who are counseled are more likely to adopt responsible gun storage practices.2 Implementation of this approach could result in a significant reduction in firearm related injury each year.3

Design: Randomized retrospective chart review

Methods: Well child checks for children aged 3-17 from January 2016 – December 2016.

Results: Of the 600 charts reviewed, the presence of firearms within the home was asked 71% of the time. Of those, 18.3% stated yes but education regarding AAP recommendations was not documented.||Conclusion: OSU Pediatrics needs further training on firearm screening, safety, and appropriate documentation.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2020
EventOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, TULSA, United States
Duration: 21 Feb 201922 Feb 2019


ConferenceOklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Research Day 2019
Abbreviated titleResearch Day 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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