Important survey on child maltreatment toolkit in Emergency Departments in Europe
There is a need for improving recognition of child maltreatment in the emergency department (ED). Recently, a study performed by the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital and Augeo Foundation in collaboration with the EUSEM, REPEM and EuSEN (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246361) showed that only 25.6% (34/133) of the EDs in Europe follow most of the NICE guideline recommendations on child abuse & neglect.
As a follow-up, this survey aims to study barriers and facilitators for the implementation of a child maltreatment toolkit, consisting of a screening checklist, training and a strategy for adequate hospital policy, at EDs in Europe.
Can we do better? Do you want to help in the battle against child maltreatment?
Go to the survey: https://bit.ly/3l4cqX8