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New study: Do IV Fluids affect risk of Cerebral Edema in DKA?
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A new study by Dr. Nathan Kupperman and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) will change the standard of practice for the management of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Through a randomized controlled trial across 13 centers, the study found that neither the rate of administration nor the sodium chloride content o...

New Bottom Line Recommendation: Pain Treatment
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We have a new Bottom Line Recommendation for the treatment and management of pediatric pain in the Emergency Department (ED)! Created by Dr. Samina Ali and Amy Drendel, the Bottom Line includes a pain scale to measure the child's pain and outlines the physical, psychological, and pharmacological ways to treat pain. Find the Bottom Line Recomm...


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.