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New Bottom Line Recommendations: Urinary Tract Information
Posted by TREKK member on July 16, 2019

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 o...

Heart Month
Posted by TREKK member on February 14, 2019

February is Heart Month and the 7th-14th is Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week. CHD Awareness Week is an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about congenital heart defects.


Most acutely ill and injured children in Canada are managed within emergency departments that are not part of a children’s hospital. Difficulties in getting the right resources and training have been cited as barriers to providing the best possible care in these settings. This has resulted in variable levels of emergency care for children within Canada.