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Developing Educational Tools & Resources

The needs assessment revealed that emergency healthcare professionals primarily want to receive new information through summary documents and professional development opportunities. As a result, TREKK is creating a suite of instantly accessible, easy-to-use educational tools and sharing them through teaching sessions and conferences.

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Tools for healthcare professionals

TREKK Co-Directors Dr. Mona Jabbour and Dr. David Johnson lead the development of the following tools for general emergency healthcare professionals: 

Bottom Line Recommendations 

Short summaries of the latest knowledge related to the diagnosis and management of pediatric emergency conditions that can be readily accessed by ED staff in time-sensitive situations. These resources are not intended to be used as step-by-step guides, they are ideal for educational purposes and to summarize existing evidence on a given topic in pediatric emergency care. To date, TREKK has created Bottom Line Recommendations for 18 priority conditions in both French and English. 

Pediatric podcasts 

We partnered with Emergency Medicine Cases to develop podcasts for pediatric-specific conditions. Completed podcasts include asthma, trauma, congenital heart defect emergencies, identifying physical child abuse and more. 

Pediatric Packs (PedsPacs) 

Pediatric Packages (PedsPacs) are intended to be used as step-by-step guides for managing critically ill children. PedsPacs come as comprehensive bundles of practical tools to support emergency teams to competently manage a child with certain conditions. PedsPacs are now available for sepsis, status epilepticus, anaphylaxis, DKA, severe asthma, and the critically ill neonate. A PedsPac for multiple trauma is in development. 

 

Tools for parents and families

TREKK Co-Directors, Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling are developing decision-making tools for parents and families. They have developed tools for six different topics, including gastroenteritis, needle pain, fever, ear infection, and are in the process of developing tools for more conditions. You can find the completed tools for caregivers on our parents and families page.

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