Tag Archives: child health

Child health settings are unique, multidisciplinary settings encompassing a wide-range of healthcare professionals. Previous research points to the unique challenges of child health settings including higher emotional investment from health care professionals, the expectation of family-centered care, and unique ethical situations.

What to do when your child has croup

  Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. Croup can cause swelling of the upper airways, including the windpipe (trachea), voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. This swelling can lead to a hoarse voice, barky cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. Infections are common in babies and children up to 2 years of age because their airways are smaller, but older children can also get group. Croup is especially common in the fall and winter months, but children can get infected  any time Continue reading →

When to go to the hospital with childhood vomiting and diarrhea

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children, and can cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration). Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through this interactive story book. Throughout the book you can find information on the signs, symptoms, treatment and management of gastroenteritis and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with gastroenteritis. This eBook was created by Continue reading →

Do you know a child dealing with chronic pain?

While acute pain is our body’s way of letting us know something is wrong, chronic pain is very different, and can persist for months or years. This eBook shares Megan and her family’s experiences dealing with chronic pain, the struggle to achieve daily activities, and how the family learned to manage and cope with Megan’s pain. This tool is also available as an audiobook with breathing exercises, and as a videobook. These resources were created through a collaboration between ECHO Research, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Women Continue reading →

Chronic Pain Book Review

“Over a concise but powerful 48 pages, a team of researchers and clinicians from the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta manage to convey a simple but outstandingly relatable narrative full of educational content for both children experiencing chronic pain and their parents.” Do you know a child who may be experiencing chronic pain? Our eBook “One family’s story: Learning to live with chronic pain” may help guide families as they take the initial steps needed to access care for children living with Continue reading →

Knowledge translation – using what we know!

“The purpose of knowledge translation in children’s health care is to make sure that the decisions that are being made are informed by the latest research.” – Dr. Shannon Scott Using what we know: bringing evidence and practice to parents.   This article was featured in the winter 2009–2010 edition of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing magazine following Dr. Shannon Scott’s Avenue Magazine award as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40.