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Patients and Families

Our tools for parents and caregivers are based on the latest evidence and cover many common childhood illnesses. These tools are designed to help parents and families care for their sick children at home and understand when to seek medical care. We work with healthcare providers, parents and caregivers from start to finish during our tool development process

The information provided on TREKK.ca is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their own physician or healthcare provider.

Acute Otitis Media

Acute otitis media (or middle ear infections)  are infections caused by viruses or bacteria, and are very common in children. This infographic provides useful information for parents and families with a child who has an ear infection. Browse through to learn about common symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care.   This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.




Acute otitis media (or middle ear infections) are infections caused by viruses or bacteria and are very common in children. This video provides useful information for parents and families about symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care for a child who has an ear infection. This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.




Acute otitis media (or middle ear infections)  are infections caused by viruses or bacteria, and are very common in children. This infographic provides useful information for parents and families with a child who has an ear infection. Browse through to learn about common symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care.   This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.




Acute otitis media (or middle ear infections) are infections caused by viruses or bacteria and are very common in children. This video provides useful information for parents and families about symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care for a child who has an ear infection. This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.