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Parent tools - UTI and Bronchiolitis

We have a variety of knowledge translation tools for parents and caregivers on common acute pediatric conditions. These tools are designed to provide evidence-based health information to parents and families to aid them in caring for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when emergency department care should appropriately be sought. We work hard to engage health care pro...

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Updated Bottom Line Recommendations: Acute Otitis Media

We know that health information and evidence changes rapidly. We work with child health experts to make sure our resources for each condition have been updated a minimum of 2 years. Our Bottom Line Recommendations for pediatric acute otitis media have recently been updated based on the latest evidence. Check them out here.

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NEW Parent Tools!

We have a variety of knowledge translation tools for parents and caregivers on common acute pediatric conditions. These tools are designed to provide evidence-based health information to parents and families to aid them in caring for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when emergency department care should appropriately be sought. We work hard to engage health care ...

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2018/19 Annual Report Summary

Children are not small adults – they have unique differences that need specialized knowledge and care. In an effort to close critical knowledge gaps and improve emergency care for children across Canada, TREKK provides instant access to information for those who need it most. Looking back on the highlights of 2018-19 in our Annual Report Summary, it’s easy to see that the past year was full of ...

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New Bottom Line Recommendations: Urinary Tract Information

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is among the most common serious bacterial infections seen in infants and children. UTI with fever indicates an upper tract infection/pyelonephritis, as opposed to afebrile cystitis. It is important to diagnose and empirically treat febrile UTIs in infants and children, as delayed treatment may increase the risk of bacteremia. There are a number of risk factors a...

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New Bottom Line Recommendation: Fever in Young Infants

Neonates and young infants with fever account for a significant number of emergency department visits. Most of these infants have self-limited viral illnesses, however up to 10-13% of febrile young infants have a serious bacterial infection. Our Bottom Line Recommendations (BLR) for fever in young infants are now available in English and French! See our BLR for key facts and management reco...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM)! BIAM is all about raising awareness about the prevalence of acquired brain injury, the impact on individuals and families, the ways we can make changes and do better, and how everyone can support a person in their community. Our evidence repository is full of resources for treating and managing pediatric concussion and severe head trauma in the ED. ...

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TREKK Board Announcement

On behalf of Dr. Terry Klassen, Network Director, Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), we are pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Sinclair took on the role of Chair, Board of Directors for the TREKK Network, starting January 2019.

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UPDATE: Asthma Pocket Card

It has come to our attention that there was a discrepancy in the PRAM score between the pocket card in our asthma Pediatric Packages (PedsPacs) and the algorithm poster. Please discard the asthma pocket card and refer to the algorithm. The asthma pocket card is being updated and will be available shortly. If you have downloaded the TREKK app, please make sure you have the most up-to-date res...

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Updated resource - Gastroenteritis Bottom Line Recommendations

Our Bottom Line Recommendations for gastroenteritis have recently gone through their two-year review and update. As a part of our resource development process, all of our TREKK resources are reviewed and updated based on the latest evidence every two years. Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is ...

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Updated resource - Croup Bottom Line Recommendations

Our Bottom Line Recommendations for croup have recently gone through their two year review and update. As a part of our resource development process, all of our TREKK resources are reviewed and updated based on the latest evidence every two years. Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airway. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this i...

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Brain Awareness Week

March 11-17 is Brain Awareness Week (BAW)! BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Concussion is “a traumatic brain injury, induced by biomechanical forces”. Concussion results from acceleration and deceleration forces which may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with an 'impulsive' ...

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Canadian Anaphylaxis Action Plan for Kids

The Canadian Anaphylaxis Action Plan for Kids (Kids’ CAP) is a tool to educate children and caregivers about anaphylaxis. The main focus of this tool is to answer two questions: 1) How to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis; 2) What are the appropriate treatment steps of a child experiencing an anaphylactic reaction.

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New PedsPac!

We have a new Pediatric Pack (PedsPac) available: Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a complication of new or existing Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatric DKA may be complicated by cerebral edema and due to this risk, is treated differently than adult DKA. Health care providers must follow a published pediatric-specific protocol when treating pediatric DKA. Early communication with the diabetes specialist at y...

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Publication highlight: Creation of an Integrated Knowledge Translation Process to Improve Pediatric Emergency Care in Canada

Can an integrated KT process address an information gap in healthcare practice? Check out this TREKK publication describing the methods for developing and disseminating the TREKK Evidence Repository to improve pediatric emergency care in Canada. Learn more about our process here.

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