Each TREKK emergency department (ED) is partnered with a Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) site. Together, they conducted a needs assessment to collect data on the information needs and preferences of the health providers and the families they care for. In addition, they connect to share resources and educational opportunities in order to improve emergency care for children.
The care of children in emergency departments has changed rapidly over the last 25 years. Clinical expertise and research in this area are growing, giving us better information on the best care. However, children are mainly cared for in emergency departments that are not part of a children’s hospital and may not have easy access to this new information.
We want to improve how knowledge is shared between health professionals in the general emergency departments and the specialists and researchers within children’s hospitals and universities.