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Rapid Review Series: DKA

In Emergency Medicine Cases new Rapid Review Video, get the key take home points from the original pediatric DKA podcast. Learning Objectives include: Review diagnostic pearls for DKA. Review definition and classification of DKA in pediatrics. Review general approach to pediatric DKA management. Watch the Rapid Review Video here.

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IWK implements TREKK sepsis PedsPac

Last week the IWK Health Centre in Halifax announced that they’re implementing the TREKK sepsis PedsPac in their ED. As sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in children worldwide, early recognition is critical. “It’s really important for people in the healthcare world to have early recognition of sepsis, so that we can save lives,” said Dr. Shannon MacPhee, the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at IWK. Watch the video and read more about IWK's implementation plan via Metro News and Global News.

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Sick All Night - A storybook on gastroenteritis

Learn about Salima and Ali's experiences with gastroenteritis through an interactive story book, created in partnership with Evidence in Child Health to Enhance Outcomes (ECHO) & Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence. Browse through the interactive gastroenteritis page for information on the signs, symptoms, treatment, and management of gastroenteritis and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with gastroenteritis. Read the storybook here.

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New resources

Have you heard? We have some new resources available for you in the Evidence Repository. As part of our two year review process, the concussion Evidence Repository was updated. The Bottom Line Recommendation for concussion is also being updated and will be up soon. Check out the new resources for concussion here. We have also added a new Evidence Repository for constipation. Bottom Line Recommendations in both French and English will be available soon. See the new resources for constipation here.

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Why should Canada invest in the emergency care for children:

Are we ready to commit nationally to emergency care for children? When a child is sick or injured, our health system usually delivers excellent care. That’s good news. Yet the adage that “children are not small adults” – and have specific medical needs – reflects the challenge still facing most Canadian emergency departments. Check out the TREKK opinion piece that was published in Policy Options. Written by TREKK Network Director, Dr. Terry Klassen, and KT Coordinator, Leah Crockett, the piece discusses the gaps in children's emergency care and the importance of funding. Read the rest of the article here. (Currently only available in French)

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WHA and WHO Name Sepsis a Global Priority

On May 26, 2017, the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) established Sepsis as a global priority. The executive Board of the WHO unanimously recommended the resolution adopted by the WHA to improve, prevent, diagnose, and manage sepsis through a series of measures directed at developed and developing countries around the world. This comes at a crucial time, as TREKK is in the final stages of completing the Sepsis PedsPac, a bundle of tools (posters, pocket cards, drug calculator, etc) specifically designed for health care professionals working in general emergency departments/health centres. Read the official announcement from the WHO and WHA here.

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New Evidence Repositories

There are three new Evidence Repositories on trekk.ca. Check them out by clicking the links below

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Bronchiolitis Bottom Line: Two Year Review

As part of our process, we review our resources every two years and update them based on any new evidence. The two year review of our bronchiolitis bottom line is now complete. Dr. Amy Plint, the content adviser for bronchiolitis, is based at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and her research is focused on managing bronchiolitis and adverse events in the emergency department.

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Learning to Live With Chronic Pain

Know pain - know gain. Parents, check out this storybook on chronic pain in children and how to manage the daily challenges that come with chronic pain. The book was created through a collaboration of researchers from ECHO, Stollery Children's Hospital, and the Women and Children's Health Research Institute. You can read the book here.

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Dr. Terry Klassen on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg

On March 10th, our Network Director, Dr. Terry Klassen, was on CTV Morning Live talking about croup and the important work we are doing pediatric for emergency medicine.

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TREKK on Global Morning Live

Dr. Terry Klassen was on Global Morning Live in Winnipeg this week talking about TREKK and our current and upcoming parent tools. If you haven't seen the interview yet, watch it here.

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TREKK featured in WAVE Magazine

“Kids coming here are doing a lot better, and I think TREKK has a lot to do with that” - Dr. David Pontin, Clinical Director of the Emergency Department, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife Last month we were featured in WAVE magazine! Check out the article here and read about how TREKK was started and how we're helping staff in the emergency department.

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New video tells parents what to do about croup

The Winnipeg Free Press recently featured our croup video, saying it should be on every parents' "must-watch list". Click here to watch the video, which talks about the symptoms and treatments of croup, including what you can do at home, and when you need to go to the emergency room. Read the article here.

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TREKK Needs Assessment publication in CJEM

The results from our Needs Assessment on health care professionals pediatric preferences in the emergency department have now been published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJME). See the full publication here.

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Gastroenteritis video wins runner-up prize

We're happy to announce that our gastroenteritis video won second place in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research IHDCYH Video Talks contest. This is a team success, as we partnered with the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE) and Evidence in Child Health to enhance Outcomes (ECHO) to produce it. Congratulations to all involved.

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