Dr. Ben Hoffman on Home Injuries Surge with COVID-19
As schools and offices are closed to promote social distancing, many parents are juggling remote work and childcare. OPS Member Ben Hoffman, MD, was quoted in a recent New York Times article about an expected surge of pediatric home injuries during COVID-19.
He said he is most concerned about window falls, furniture tip-overs, and ingestions.
OHSU’s Tom Sargent Safety Center can get window stops and guards to interested clinics.
Dr. Hoffman is a professor of pediatrics at OHSU and chair of the AAAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention. He is also the medical director at Tom Sargent Safety Center.