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Patients and Families

There is so much health information on the internet that it can be a challenge to know who to trust. The following organizations provide trusted, accurate health information for families.  We've also included resources about children's emergency care that are created by experts and based on evidence.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to expand this Patients and Families section of our website. Please click here if you'd like to know more about our Parent Advisory Group.

The information provided on TREKK.ca is not meant to replace the advice of a health professional. The information provided on TREKK.ca is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their own physician or healthcare provider.

Croup


This is a short, animated video about what to do when your child has croup, a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. Funded by CIHR Knowledge to Action Grant (KAL 135777). Research Team: Shannon Scott (PI), Lisa Hartling, Terry Klassen (Knowledge User), Michele Dyson and Lisa Knisley (Knowledge User). Project Coordinator & Graduate Trainee: Lauren Albrecht.




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.




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.Created by a team at the University of Alberta & Stollery Children's Hospital, this storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes medical information, examples and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.




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.Created by a team at the University of Alberta & Stollery Children's Hospital, this storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes medical information, examples and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.




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.Created by a team at the University of Alberta & Stollery Children's Hospital, this storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes medical information, examples and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.