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December 16, 2015

TREKK E-update: December 16th, 2015

Happy holidays from the TREKK team!

As we wrap up the 2015 year, have a look at our newest bottom line recommendations and this week's Doctors' Note column in the Toronto Star, written by TREKKs Dr. Stephen Porter.

We thank you all for your continued support and dedication to TREKK and look forward to working with you in 2016 as we continue to strive towards improving the emergency care of children across Canada.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.   

In This Issue...

Useful tips for parents this holiday season

Tissue adhesives for traumatic lacerations

New Bottom Line Recommendations: Intussusception

Useful tips for parents this holiday season

When to take your child to the ED and when to stay home? Stephen Porter outlines helpful tips for parents this holiday season in this Doctors' Notes op-ed in the Toronto Star. From fever, to breathing, to vomiting and injuries, Porter outlines tell-tale signs that your child may need to seek medical attention and when it may be okay to skip a visit to the ED.

Stephen Porter, an emergency room physician at the Hospital for Sick Children and associate professor in U of T's Department of Paediatrics, is the Ontario Nodal Leader for TREKK and a member of the TREKK Steering Committee.

View the article here.

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Tissue adhesives for traumatic lacerations

Blogging #PEM Evidence this week, our social media team highlights a Cochrane summary on tissue adhesives.  The author concludes that tissue adhesives are an acceptable alternative to standard wound closure for repairing simple traumatic lacerations, offering the benefit of decreased procedure time and less pain, when compared to standard wound closure.

Read the full blog here.

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New Bottom Line Recommendations: Intussusception

Intussusception is one of the most common abdominal emergencies affecting children under 2 and involves the enfolding of one segment of the intestine into another. Content Advisors Dr. Zebulon Timmons & Dr. Blake Bulloch of Pheonix Children's Hospital summarize what health professionals need to know about identifying and managing intussusception when a child presents to the emergency department.

Click to view the Bottom Line Recommendations and Evidence Repository.



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