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September 13, 2016

TREKK E-update: September 9, 2016

With summer winding down, TREKK is gearing up for an exciting fall! In this issue learn about a CBC Child Health radio series, our latest blog collaboration with CanadiEM, and a new toolkit on acute procedural pain.

In This Issue...

CanadiEM Blog: TREKK Series | Multisystem Trauma

CBC Radio Active Child Health Series

Acute Procedural Pain Toolkits

National Sepsis Awareness Month

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 and TREKK trauma content advisor Dr. 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.


CBC Radio Active Child Health Series

Lauren Albrecht, a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, has produced a seven-part radio series about child health research and resources. Under the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Media Fellowship Program, Albrecht is working with CBC Edmonton and CBC Radio Active.

The radio series features short segments covering topics such as mental health, digital tools, and includes an interview with TREKK content adviser, Dr. Samina Ali.

Listen to the series here.

Acute Procedural Pain Toolkits

The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centers (CAPHC) has launched the CAPHC Pain Community of Practice - Acute Procedural Pain Toolkits. The Toolkits bring together evidence-based recommendations, clinical and family resources, policy examples, power point templates, videos, and articles based on the best research evidence and clinical practice. 


You can choose from eight toolkits:



Intranasal fentanyl

Breast feeding, non-nutritive sucking, and positioning

Oral sucrose

Pain with suturing

Topical anesthetics (venipuncture)

Implementation strategies

Find the Toolkits here.

National Sepsis Awareness Month

September is national Sepsis Awareness Month, with National Sepsis Awareness Day on September 13. See TREKKs resources for diagnosing and managing sepsis here.

For more sepsis related content, check out the upcoming CAPHC webinar on paediatric sepsis - The Importance of Data as a Foundation for Improvement. Register for the webinar here.

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