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February 23, 2016

TREKK E-update: February 23rd, 2016

New resources now available, including our interactive croup page and story book, a new EM Cases podcast on procedural sedation, and Bottom Line Recommendations for intussusception in French.  Have you heard of OUTCH?  Join the conversation now!

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Podcast: Pediatric Procedural Sedation

TREKK croup story book

OUTCH Study

New resources on TREKK.ca

Podcast: Pediatric Procedural Sedation

EM Cases releases its latest podcast, "Pediatric Procedural Sedation."

Join Dr. Amy Drendel, a world leader in pediatric pain management and procedural sedation research, as she discusses how best to manage pain and anxiety in three situations in the ED: the child with a painful fracture, the child who requires imaging in the radiology department and the child who requires a lumbar puncture.

Dr. Drendel answers such questions as:

  • What are the risk factors for a failed pediatric procedural sedation?
  • Why is IV Ketamine preferred over IM Ketamine?
  • In what situations is Nitrous Oxide an ideal sedative?
  • How long does a child need to be observed in the ED after procedural sedation?
  • Do children need to have fasted before procedural sedation?
  • What is the anxiolytic of choice for children requiring a CT scan?
  • and many more…

Listen to the podcast and read the written summary here.

Dr. Amy Drendel is the TREKK co-content advisor for pediatric pain, including presenting pain and procedural pain.

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TREKK croup story book

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airway. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this illness is most common in children aged birth to 6 years, peaking at 2 years of age. Find out about Michael and his parents' experience with croup through an interactive story book. Browse through the interactive croup page for information on the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of croup and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with croup.

Visit the page and storybook to find out more!

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OUTCH Study

Are you a parent or a caregiver of a child (0-17 years old) who has had an illness that affected their breathing?

The OUTCH (outcomes in child health) study at the University of Alberta hopes to learn what's important to parents and caregivers when their child is, or has been, sick with an acute respiratory infection (including illnesses like bronchiolitis, croup, strep throat or tonsillitis, a sinus infection, wheezing, the flu, pneumonia, or acute asthma). 

The information gained through this study will be used to help answer the following questions:

  1. What is most important to parents when their child is sick?
  2. How can we use this information to help provide the best possible care to kids?
  3. Can we use social media to connect with parents to help us answer important health care questions?

Join the conversation on facebook today and/or share within your network.

Visit the OUTCH discussion board.

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New resources on TREKK.ca

New Bottom Line Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of Intussusception by content advisors Dr. Blake Bulloch and Dr. Zebulon Timmons of the Phoenix Children's Hospital are now available in both English and French!

Download these from our evidence repository on trekk.ca.

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Contact Us

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Contact the Central Admin Team at trekk@chrim.ca or  call (204) 975 7744.  Or send your comments via the feedback tab on our website.

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