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2018/19 Annual Report Summary
Posted by TREKK member on August 20, 2019

Children are not small adults – they have unique differences that need specialized knowledge and care. In an effort to close critical knowledge gaps and improve emergency care for children across Canada, TREKK provides instant access to information for those who need it most. Looking back on the highlights of 2018-19 in our Annual Report Summary...

Constipation Resources in French
Posted by TREKK member on August 20, 2019

The prevalence of functional constipation (FC) in infants and toddlers is approximately 20 per cent. The diagnosis of FC requires a history of straining or pain with defecation, hard or large stools that may obstruct the toilet, infrequent bowel movements (BMs), retentive behaviors, and/or encopresis. Often, the chief complaint is colicky abdomi...


Most acutely ill and injured children in Canada are managed within emergency departments that are not part of a children’s hospital. Difficulties in getting the right resources and training have been cited as barriers to providing the best possible care in these settings. This has resulted in variable levels of emergency care for children within Canada.