The Stollery Children’s Hospital Emergency entrance, in Edmonton Alta. File photo. DAVID BLOOM/Postmedia Dr. Shannon Scott, Dr. Lisa Hartling, Hannah M. Brooks Edmonton Journal The outbreak of COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on how health information is communicated, how individuals seek health information and services, and how these services are delivered. There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of children and families seeking health care, as well as delays in seeking health care. Visiting the emergency department (ED) can be scary Continue reading →
Did you know our child health videos have won national awards?! Every year, the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) holds an annual video competition. The competition aims to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s strategic research priorities, and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada. The following videos were awarded prizes in IHDCYH Talks competitions: Cough, Cold, and Wheeze: Continue reading →
The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is dedicated to developmental, physical and mental well-being throughout the life cycle from a population perspective. Their annual video competition, called IHDCYH Talks, is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s strategic research priorities, and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada. We are thrilled to announce that our video on bronchiolitis was awarded a Special Commendation Prize in Continue reading →
Featured in the University of Alberta Folio, Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling talk about their research programs and the health resources we have developed. The best way to inform parents of the latest evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses is to tell them a story, according to the researchers behind an innovative program at the University of Alberta. “In Canada, one in five kids who go to the emergency room department don’t need to be there and could be treated elsewhere,” Continue reading →
Featured in the University of Alberta Quad, our Stakeholder Engagement and Research Coordinator Michelle Chan writes about our research. If you have, or have ever taken care of, a young child, you might have experienced an unsettling panic when they start to exhibit symptoms of being unwell. Is that cough normal? Is it a cold? Is it croup? And what do you do about it? Instead of scrolling through websites with complex and confusing information, you could instead look through a simple and engaging infographic Continue reading →
*This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who helped us by voting for our video! We are thrilled to be in this year’s CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition! We entered one of our newest videos – Cough, Cold, and Wheeze: How to help manage your child’s bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that affects our breathing. It is most common in children under 2 years, and can be stressful for families and caregivers. Our video provides health information based on the Continue reading →
Each year, over 2.3 million children visit hospital emergency departments in Canada. Many of these visits are for minor conditions that could be treated at home or in other settings. Closing the research-practice gap is fundamental to improving the efficiency of health care delivery to children and their families. Dr. Shannon Scott and Dr. Lisa Hartling are working together to improve health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through knowledge translation. Dr. Scott directs a research program called translating Evidence in Child Health Continue reading →
Dr. Shannon Scott uses the power of stories to ensure that up-to-date research on child health is placed in the hands of parents, families, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers. Parents want to be involved in their children’s healthcare, and in order to be included, access to the latest research that is easy to understand has to be readily available. Unfortunately, in Canada, this isn’t always the case. Dr. Shannon Scott—Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Continue reading →
Congratulations to Chentel Cunningham on being awarded a WCHRI 2019 Graduate Studentship!! Chentel is a doctoral student with ECHO and a Nurse Practitioner at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on knowledge translation in relation to pediatric heart failure. We are so proud of you Chentel! See the WCHRI announcement to find a full list of awarded applicants.
Did you know ear infections are very common in children, and often occur after a child has had a head cold? The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority published an article written by Dr. Darcy Beer, highlighting our video’s key messages for parents of children with ear infections. The full article can be viewed here.