Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids

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Parent tools - UTI and Bronchiolitis
Posted by TREKK member on October 21, 2019

We have a variety of knowledge translation tools for parents and caregivers on common acute pediatric conditions. These tools are designed to provide evidence-based health information to parents and families to aid them in caring for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when emergency department care should appropriately...

Constipation Resources in French
Posted by TREKK member on October 03, 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.