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Learning to Live With Chronic Pain

Know pain - know gain. Parents, check out this storybook on chronic pain in children and how to manage the daily challenges that come with chronic pain. The book was created through a collaboration of researchers from ECHO, Stollery Children's Hospital, and the Women and Children's Health Research Institute. You can read the book here.
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Dr. Terry Klassen on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg

On March 10th, our Network Director, Dr. Terry Klassen, was on CTV Morning Live talking about croup and the important work we are doing pediatric for emergency medicine.
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TREKK on Global Morning Live

Dr. Terry Klassen was on Global Morning Live in Winnipeg this week talking about TREKK and our current and upcoming parent tools. If you haven't seen the interview yet, watch it here.
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TREKK featured in WAVE Magazine

“Kids coming here are doing a lot better, and I think TREKK has a lot to do with that” - Dr. David Pontin, Clinical Director of the Emergency Department, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife Last month we were featured in WAVE magazine! Check out the article here and read about how TREKK was started and how we're helping staff in the emergency department.
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New video tells parents what to do about croup

The Winnipeg Free Press recently featured our croup video, saying it should be on every parents' "must-watch list". Click here to watch the video, which talks about the symptoms and treatments of croup, including what you can do at home, and when you need to go to the emergency room. Read the article here.
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TREKK Needs Assessment publication in CJEM

The results from our Needs Assessment on health care professionals pediatric preferences in the emergency department have now been published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJME). See the full publication here.
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Gastroenteritis video wins runner-up prize

We're happy to announce that our gastroenteritis video won second place in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research IHDCYH Video Talks contest. This is a team success, as we partnered with the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE) and Evidence in Child Health to enhance Outcomes (ECHO) to produce it. Congratulations to all involved.
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CanadiEM blog: TREKK Series | Bronchiolitis

TREKK and CanadiEM have come together to translate the latest PEM guidelines on bronchiolitis.
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Bronchiolitis resources

Bronchiolitis season is in full effect. See our resources for managing and treating bronchiolitis here.
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Croup video

We have a new resource available for parents! Watch our new video about croup to learn about symptoms to watch for, ways to manage croup at home and when you need to seek medical attention. Please feel free to share the video with colleagues and parents. Watch the croup video here and check out our other parent tools here.
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Gastroenteritis video for parents

Vote now for our latest parent resource! We are thrilled to have supported ECHO and ARCHE on the creation of this whiteboard video called "My Child is Vomiting and Has Diarrhea." This tool is for parents to help them decide when to take their child to the emergency department with gastroenteritis.
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New Bottom Line Recommendation: Procedural Pain

Minimizing procedure-related pain should be a routine part of emergency department care for children. Our new Bottom Line Recommendation on procedural pain was produced by TREKK content advisors Dr. Samina Ali and Dr. Amy Drendel and is available here. French version coming soon!
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Knowledge Nudge: How does TREKK transform the latest evidence into useful tools?

We translate the latest evidence in pediatric emergency care into tools for healthcare professionals, patients and families. How? TREKK Knowledge Broker Leah Crockett breaks our process down into 7 steps. To read the full article on how we do it, click here.
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New Evidence Repository

Our new Evidence Repository is acute otitis media — a common, symptomatic infection of the middle ear. Bottom Line Recommendations are coming soon, thanks to our content adviser, Dr. Nicole Le Saux, from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
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Outstanding Mentor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Plint, TREKK content advisor for bronchiolitis and TREKK Board of Directors member, for winning the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. Find out more about Dr. Plint's award here.
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New Bottom Line Recommendation: Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. Our new Bottom Line Recommendation on asthma is now available in English!
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Updated gastroenteritis bottom line recommendation

The TREKK gastroenteritis bottom line recommendations have undergone their 2 year review with content advisor Stephen Freedman and the TREKK Steering committee. See the updated recommendations here. The updated French translation will be available soon.
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New website helps parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries

A new resource to help parents manage common childhood illnesses and injuries that don’t require emergency department (ED) treatment is available online. Created by a team of emergency doctors and clinicians from Alberta Children's Hospital and Stollery Children's Hospital, Health Education and Learning (HEAL) aims to provide families across Alberta with easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illnesses and injuries in children.
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CanadiEM Blog: TREKK Series | Multisystem Trauma

TREKK and CanadiEM have come together to translate the latest guidelines in pediatric emergency medicine. The second post in this blog series is on multisystem trauma. Join Drs. Ashley Lubberdink, Kaif Pardhan & Sue Beno, as they translate the TREKK Bottom Line Recommendation and run through the case - a 10 year old boy brought into the Pediatric ED after he has been in a collision on an ATV. Read the blog here.
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New topic: febrile status epilepticus

Read up on our latest topic, febrile status epilepticus. The new resources, compiled by TREKK content advisor Dr. Lawrence Richer, include bottom line recommendations, clinical guidelines, systematic reviews, systematic review summaries and key studies.
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Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI)

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) is an e-Learning and patient safety educational project aimed at improving the safety of patients of all ages by developing tools and learning modules for health care providers to recognize, assess, and manage acute and chronic pain in acute care settings.
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Mona Jabbour receives the Michel Weber Education Award

Congratulations to TREKK co-director, Dr. Mona Jabbour, who received the Michel Weber Education Award for her significant and positive impact on learners in child and youth health.
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Federal Government Renews Support for TREKK

TREKK renewed by the Government of Canada
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TREKK croup story book

New tools for parents and families: find out about Michael and his parents' experience with croup through an interactive story book.
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Dr. Kathy Boutis and Dr. Amy Plint with landmark study on ankle injuries

Is it a fracture or a sprain? Boutis and colleagues debunk common presumptive diagnosis of SH1DF in children with lateral ankle injuries.
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Useful tips for parents this holiday season

When to take your child to the ED and when to stay home? TREKK's Stephen Porter outlines helpful tips for parents this holiday season.
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EM Cases - Emergency management of pediatric seizures

Drs. Lawrence Richer and Angelo Mikrogianakis discuss the emergency management of pediatric seizures in this new podcast by EM Cases.
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Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure (PRAM) App

New App now available for iPhone and Android to facilitate the use of the PRAM tool for the assessment and management of acute asthma.
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TREKK e-update: November 13th 2015

Get up to date on new TREKK resources and upcoming blog topics. Read our latest e-update!
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New Resources on trekk.ca!

5 new evidence repositories and 1 bottom line recommendation now live on trekk.ca!
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TREKK 2014-2015 Annual Report Highlights

TREKK 2014-2015 Annual Report Highlights - now available!
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TREKK co-director earns Royal Society honours

Dr. Shannon Scott, TREKK co-director, inducted into Canada's oldest and most prestigious scholarly institute.
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TREKK featured on CTV Winnipeg

TREKK featured on CTV Winnipeg's monthly segment: Small Wonders
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New resources available on trekk.ca!

July 2015 - New resources are available on trekk.ca, including bottom line recommendations for procedural sedation (French), severe head trauma, and an evidence repository on thoracoabdominal trauma. Also, check out the new podcast by Dr. Samina Ali and Dr. Anthony Crocco on Pediatric Pain Management.
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New Resource - Bottom Line Recommendations for Procedural Sedation

June 2015- TREKK's bottom line recommendations for procedural sedation are now available on trekk.ca. Created by content advisors Dr. Lisa Evered & Dr. Maala Bhatt, this two page summary outlines key facts and recommendations for procedural sedation in children.
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Building a connection: TREKK and NENA

June 2015 - Read the latest TREKK blog about connections made at this years NENA conference. Written by Manitoba Coordinator Laura Ebenspanger
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Podcast: Emergency Medicine Cases and The Neonatal Lazy Feeder

June 2015 - Join Dr. Anthony Crocco as he discusses an approach to the neonatal lazy feeder and why we should abandon the use of codeine in pediatrics as well as in breastfeeding mothers on this episode of Emergency Medicine Cases - Best Case Ever.
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DKA Podcast on Emergency Medicine Cases

May 1st 2015 - Join TREKK content advisors Drs. Sarah Reid and Sarah Curtis as they discuss the treatment and management of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis in the emergency department with Dr. Anton Helman and Emergency Medicine Cases.
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Crisis Interventions for Pediatric Mental Health Presentations in the Emergency Department

May 25, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about ED-based interventions for mental health presentations.
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TREKK Promotional Posters

Want to promote TREKK in your community emergency department? Read more to download an 8.5 x 11 or 11x17 poster.
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Dr. Marilyn Li Pediatric Emergency Medicine Leadership Award

June 2015 - Dr. Terry Klassen is this year's recipient of the inaugural Dr. Marilyn Li Pediatric Emergency Medicine Leadership Award from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. Congratulations Dr. Klassen!
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CMAJ: Ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide peripheral intravenous catheterization in children

May 2015: This months Canadian Medical Association Journal features TREKK meningitis content advisor Dr. Sarah Curtis and TREKK Director Dr. Terry Klassen and their study on ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide peripheral intravenous catheterization in children.
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Identifying kids at high risk for diabetic ketoacidosis

May 18, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about identifying kids at high risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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To CT, or not to CT? Clinical Decision Rules for Concussion

May 11, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about clinical decision rules for concussion.
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Crisis Interventions in the Emergency Department | Cochrane Child Health Twitter Journal Club – #CochraneChild

The #CochraneChild Twitter Journal Club on crisis interventions for pediatric mental health in the ED was hosted by Dr. Terry Klassen & Dr. Amanda Newton.
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Does a child's cough sound like a barking seal? Could be croup

May 4, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about managing croup.
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Evidence-Based Treatments for Acute Otitis Media

April 27, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about treating acute otitis media (middle ear infection).
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Making Medical Procedures Less Painful for Kids - Evidence for Clinicians

April 20, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about making medical procedures less painful.
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Treating Gastroenteritis: Evidence for Clinicians

April 13, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about treatments for gastroenteritis.
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New! Multisystem Trauma Bottom Line Recommendations

April 7th, 2015 - bottom line recommendations for multisystem trauma are now available on trekk.ca
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Bicycle helmets – now that’s using your head!

April 6, 2015 - This week's blog is contributed from the Cochrane Child Health Field and is about bicycle helmet safety for children.
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Canadian Children Need Improved Pain Management in Emergency Departments

Young patients across the country are being undertreated for pain, according to a study by University of Alberta pediatrics researcher Dr. Samina Ali.
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Emergency Medicine Cases Bronchiolitis Podcast

February 2015- Check out the latest pediatric podcast on the treatment and management of bronchiolitis from Emergency Medicine Cases as well as a bonus mini-podcast with Dr. Amy Plint.
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French Bottom Line Recommendations

March 25th, 2015 - Bottom line recommendations for DKA, bronchiolitis and concussion are now available in French!
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New bottom line recommendations for concussion on trekk.ca

January 20, 2015 - Check out our newest bottom line recommendations for treating and managing pediatric concussion.
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Alberta Provincial Pediatric EnTeric Infection TEam - APPETITE

November 2014 - Led by Dr. Stephen Freedman, the APPETITE research team is receiving $5M from Alberta Innovates- Health Solutions to study severe intestinal infections.
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TREKK Talk - Pediatric Gastroenteritis with Dr. Stephen Freedman

Join TREKK content advisor Dr. Stephen Freedman, as he discusses the management and treatment of pediatric gastroenteritis in the emergency department.
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Maternal, Infant, Child & Youth Research Network update

Click here to view the summer newsletter of TREKK partner the Maternal, Infant, Child & Youth Research Network, which highlights updates and recent accomplishments
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Predicting the duration of post-concussion symptoms

New study in JAMA by TREKK content advisor Dr. Roger Zemek reports a derived and validated clinical prediction score to stratify the risk for post-concussion symptoms among children and adolescents presenting to the ED with acute concussion.
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