Crozer Pediatric Residents Take Part in Pediatric Day of Action - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on June 07, 2016

Crozer Pediatric Residents Take Part in Pediatric Day of Action

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Residents and faculty from the Pediatric Residency Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center gathered for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Day of Action.

Residents and faculty from the Pediatric Residency Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center gathered for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Day of Action.

Today, residents of the Pediatric Residency Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center participated in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Day of Action by taking part in the #PassOnPackets social media campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with commercially available detergent packets.

“We felt this campaign was important because the incidence of toxic exposures to laundry detergent has risen dramatically since the introduction of detergent pods. These items put children at risk of severe injury,” said Allison L. Schuessler, D.O., chief resident of the Crozer Pediatric Residency. “We believe in striving for a world where children are free from dangers within their own homes.”

This campaign encourages families with children under the age of six to use standard laundry detergent rather than detergent packets. Laundry detergent packets are small, colorful and attractive to children. This puts children at increased risk of exposure to or ingestion of these packets, which can result in serious effect, including coma, respiratory arrest, pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest, and death.

The #PassOnPackets campaign was developed by the Section on Medical Students, Residents, Fellows and Trainees of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Pediatric Residency Program at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is a three-year program with six residents per year of training. Its mission is to give residents a strong foundation in pediatrics on which they can build a career in primary care or in a pediatric subspecialty. The program includes experiences at Crozer and its surrounding community and at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.​

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