Nichole L. Michaels

Nichole L. Michaels
Nationwide Children's Hospital · Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP)

PhD

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Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Position
  • Senior Researcher
February 2017 - present
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Position
  • Professor
November 2016 - February 2019
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2010 - August 2016
The Ohio State University
Field of study
  • Public Health
August 2003 - December 2005
The Ohio State University
Field of study
  • Public Health

Publications

Publications (44)
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Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this study is to epidemiologically describe firearms injuries treated at a Level 1 pediatric trauma center occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic and compare them to injuries seen in the year prior. Methods: This is a retrospective chart review of patients seen by pediatric trauma surgery for a firearm injury be...
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Risk factors for child maltreatment are well-described, but clinicians may overlook these risk factors. The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model is an evidence-based approach to identifying psychosocial risk factors for child maltreatment. This article describes a quality improvement initiative to implement the SEEK model in a unique pediatr...
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Objective: To investigate characteristics of cocaine exposures reported to US Poison Control Centers.Methods: Data from the National Poison Data System regarding cocaine-related calls to regional poison control centers from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2020 were analyzed.Results: There were 59,466 first-ranked cocaine-related calls managed by po...
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Context/objective: This study investigates characteristics of suspected suicides and nonfatal suicide attempts involving antidepressants among individuals 13 years and older reported to US poison control centers from 2000-2020. Methods: Data from the National Poison Data System were retrospectively analyzed. Results/discussion: There were 744,...
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Objective: The increase in the use of opioids in Ohio is believed to have contributed to a crisis within county child welfare agencies throughout the state. Prior research has found a connection between opioid use and child abuse and neglect, but no previous studies have examined the relationship between opioid overdoses and child maltreatment rat...
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Background. In this study we used public observations of Santa lines or return lines during the winter shopping season to examine child behaviors and parent responses. Unlike previous research on more child-friendly spaces, we are thus able to analyze the extent of distracted and potentially negative parenting in public spaces where parents are lik...
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Background Child maltreatment-related fatalities occur among children of all ages. However, few published studies have examined child abuse and neglect deaths among older children and adolescents. Objective To epidemiologically describe child maltreatment-related fatalities among children in the United States 5−17 years old. Participants and sett...
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Benzodiazepines, often used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions, are prescribed more frequently to women than men, and emergency department visits and overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines have increased significantly among women in recent years. This study describes characteristics and trends associated with benzodiazepine exposur...
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Statement of purpose One in eight children is estimated to experience child abuse and neglect (CAN) before 18 years of age. Ohio has a drug overdose death rate nearly twice that of the United States (19.8 per 100,00). Prior research demonstrates that parents who misuse substances are more likely to engage in abusive and neglectful parenting. Howeve...
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Statement of purpose Family treatment courts (FTC) are specialized courts that are meant to increase family reunification and treat substance use disorders. This intervention is targeted for parents/caregivers with child welfare cases of abuse and neglect in which substance use has been identified as a contributing factor. Although there are over 3...
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Purpose To investigate suicide‐related over‐the‐counter (OTC) analgesic medication exposures among individuals ≥6 years old reported to United States (US) poison control centers. Methods Data from the National Poison Data System for the years 2000‐2018 were retrospectively analyzed. Results From 2000 to 2018, US poison control centers recorded 54...
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This study investigated characteristics and trends associated with sports- and recreation-related dental injuries among children <18 years old treated in US emergency departments using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for 2000 to 2017. There were an estimated 198 787 (95% confidence interval = 162 216-235 358) injuries d...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of nonfatal consumer product- and sports and recreational activity-related injuries among US children. Methods: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data regarding children younger than 18 years who were treated in US emergency departments (EDs) for nonfatal consumer...
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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the epidemiologic characteristics of infant walker–related injuries among children <15 months old who were treated in US emergency departments and to evaluate the effect of the 2010 federal mandatory safety standard on these injuries. METHODS: National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data from 1990 to 2014 were ana...
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Objectives The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the infant safe sleep beliefs and occupational practices of lactation consultants and to determine if lactation consultants give advice to clients that is consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations on this topic. Methods Focus groups were conducted with certifi...
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Obstetricians may be a pregnant woman’s primary professional source of information about her infant prior to the birth, but infant safe sleep knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of this population are unknown. This study explores obstetric physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and infant safe sleep a...
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Methods: National Poison Data System data from 2000 through 2014 were retrospectively analyzed to examine pediatric ADHD medication exposures. Results: From 2000 through 2014, there were 156 365 exposures reported to US poison control centers related to ADHD medications. The overall rate of reported exposures increased 71.2% from 2000 to 2011, f...
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Introduction: Little is known about the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of certified nurse-midwives related to sudden infant death syndrome and infant safe sleep. However, this population is an important and trusted source of information for pregnant women and may provide guidance on infant care. We explored these topics with certified nurse-m...
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The opioid crisis has become far more serious than some of the other epidemics the country has faced. This collection of timely AAP journal articles, blog posts, and policy explores the risks and possible solutions. https://shop.aap.org/pediatric-collections-opioid-epidemic-paperback/
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Objectives: To provide an epidemiologic description of fatal and nonfatal window blind-related injuries among US children younger than 6 years of age. Methods: Data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and In-Depth Investigation (IDI) databases were retrospectively analyzed. Results: From...
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This study analyzed pediatric playground-related injuries data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. An estimated 5 025 440 children <18 years were treated in US emergency departments for playground-related injuries during 1990-2012, averaging 218 497 children annually. The average patient age was 6.5 years. The overall annual in...
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IntroductionHormones and hormone antagonists are frequently associated with medication errors and may result in important adverse outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate non-health care facility (non-HCF) medication errors associated with hormones and hormone antagonists in the United States (US). MethodsA retrospective analysis of Na...
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Objective: To investigate the characteristics of stair-related injuries among individuals of all ages and estimate national injury frequencies and rates using a representative sample of patients treated in United States emergency departments. Methods: Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System were analyzed for patients treated...
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Introduction: This study provides an epidemiological description of non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant drugs. Methods: A retrospective analysis of National Poison Data System data was conducted on non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant drugs reported to US Poison Control Centers from...
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Introduction: The objective of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of dietary supplement exposures in the USA. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted of out-of-hospital dietary supplement exposures reported to the National Poison Data System from 2000 through 2012. Results: There were 274,998 dietary supplement exposures fr...
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Objective: The objective of this study is to provide an epidemiologic analysis of medication errors occurring outside of health care facilities that result in serious medical outcomes (defined by the National Poison Database System as “moderate effect,” “major effect,” “death,” or “death, indirect report”). Methods: National Poison Database System...
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Background: Prior studies have not examined national trends and characteristics of unintentional non-health care facility (HCF) medication errors associated with cardiovascular drugs. Objective: To investigate non-HCF medication errors associated with cardiovascular drugs reported to poison control centers in the United States. Methods: A retr...
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Objectives: This study analyzes and compares exposures to prescription opioids among children and adolescents younger than 20 years old in the United States. Methods: Data from the National Poison Data System for 2000 through 2015 were analyzed. Results: Poison control centers received reports of 188 468 prescription opioid exposures among chi...
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This study used the National Poison Data System database to retrospectively analyze the characteristics and medical outcomes of exposures to antipyretic medications involving children younger than 6 years in the United States. From 2000 through 2015, United States Poison Control Centers recorded an average of 74 387 antipyretic exposures annually a...
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Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates remain low, especially among low-income populations. Objective: To determine if a CRC screening intervention (video, brochure) improves knowledge about CRC and CRC screening, attitudes toward screening, and intention to complete CRC screening among average-risk adults with different health lite...
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Foreign-body ingestions are common among children and usually resolve with limited, if any, treatment. The ingestion of rare-earth magnets, however, commonly results in serious injury or death. These dangerous high-powered magnets can be found in the United States in a variety of consumer products, including magnetic toy sets designed for children...
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Choking is a preventable, but common cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population, with children younger than 3 years at greatest risk. A number of factors place children at higher risk for choking, including narrower airways, immature dentition, underdeveloped chewing and swallowing ability, and high levels of activity and distract...
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• On the basis of strong research evidence, motor vehicle-related crashes are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among children and teens in the United States. (1)(2)(3)(4) • On the basis of strong research evidence, child passenger safety can be viewed as consisting of 4 steps, with each transition resulting in a reduction in protectio...
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The importance of play for the healthy development of children is clear. Safe and accessible playgrounds give children the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop physically, mentally, and socially. In the article by Allen et al1 in the current issue of Pediatrics, the authors assessed more than 450 playgrounds in Chicago to identify hazar...
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This is the first study to provide national estimates of pediatric door-related injuries in the United States. Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System were analyzed for patients ≤17 years who were treated in US emergency departments for a door-related injury from 1999 through 2008. An estimated 1 392 451 US children ≤17 years r...
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The objective was to describe the epidemiology of tree house-related injuries in the United States among children and adolescents. The authors conducted a retrospective analysis using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for patients < or =19 years who were treated in an emergency department (ED) for a tree house-related inj...
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Through a partnership and funding from a national insurance company, we developed, evaluated, and disseminated an innovative educational tool, using the Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM), to guide families toward correct and consistent booster seat use until their children can safely use an adult restraint system. The goal of the Safety Boos...

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