Tools

In collaboration with our partners and funders, we have created a variety of knowledge translation tools (health resources) for families and caregivers to learn about common acute pediatric conditions.

We work hard to engage health care providers, families and caregivers throughout our tool development process. Our goals are to improve how research based knowledge about children’s healthcare is developed and shared with families, to help them care for their sick children at home, and to help them understand when to seek emergency care.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this video/multimedia content (the “Multimedia”) is provided on an “as is” basis and is offered for general information and educational purposes only; it is not offered as and does not constitute professional advice. There is no guarantee about the accuracy, applicability, fitness or completeness of the information found in the Multimedia. This information is provided without warranty of any kind, and the University of Alberta, its agents, employees, and students disclaim responsibility to any party for any loss or damage of any kind that may arise directly or indirectly as a result of the use of or reliance on the information contained in the Multimedia

© ECHO Research and ARCHE, 2019. These resources may not be modified, reproduced or distributed without prior written consent of ECHO Research and ARCHE. Contact shannon.scott@ualberta.ca.

 

 

How to Help When Your Child Needs a Needle Poke – Video (Procedural Pain, 2018)

Needle pokes are one of the most common sources of pain for children seeking emergency medical care. Needle pokes may be used during healthcare visits to collect blood, deliver medication and fluids, or to numb certain body parts while stitching, for example. This video provides information about needle pokes and useful tips for parents and families who have a child that may require a needle poke.

This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

How to Help When Your Child Needs to Get a Needle Poke – Infographic (Procedural Pain, 2018)

Needle pokes are one of the most common sources of pain for children seeking emergency medical care. Needle pokes may be used during healthcare visits to collect blood, deliver medication and fluids, or to numb certain body parts while stitching, for example. This interactive infographic provides useful age-specific tips for parents and families who have a child that may require a needle poke.

This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

How to Manage Your Child’s Fever – Video (Fever, 2018)

Fevers are the body’s natural response to infection. It can be scary when your child has a fever, but fevers will not hurt your child. This video provides information about how to take your child’s temperature, how to manage their symptoms, and when to seek health care.

This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

How to Manage Your Child’s Fever – Infographic (Fever, 2018)

Fevers are the body’s natural response to infection. It can be scary when your child has a fever, but fevers will not hurt your child. This infographic provides information about how to take your child’s temperature, how to manage their symptoms, and when to seek health care.

This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

How to Manage Your Child’s Ear Infection – Video (Acute Otitis Media, 2018)

Acute otitis media (or middle ear infections) are infections caused by viruses or bacteria and are very common in children. This video provides useful information for parents and families about symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care for a child who has an ear infection.

This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

How to Manage Your Child’s Ear Infection – Infographic (Acute Otitis Media, 2018)

Acute otitis media (or middle ear infections) are infections caused by viruses or bacteria and are very common in children. This infographic provides useful information for parents and families about symptoms, how to manage symptoms, and when to seek care for a child who has an ear infection.

This infographic was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

Learning to Live with Chronic Pain – eBook (Chronic Pain, 2017)

This eBook follows a teenager and her family’s experiences dealing with chronic pain, sharing the struggle to achieve daily activities and how the family learned to cope with and manage her pain.This tool is also available as an audiobook with breathing excercises, and as a videobook.

This eBook and associated breathing exercises were created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. Funding was provided by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

 

 

Sick All Night: When to go to the Hospital with Childhood Vomiting and Diarrhea – eBook (Gastroenteritis, 2016)

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 lead to dehydration. Browse through this eBook for 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 ECHO Research (University of Alberta), ARCHE (University of Alberta), and TREKK. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

 

Croup – Video (Croup, 2016)

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airways. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this illness is most common in children from birth to 6 years of age, peaking at 2 years of age. This is a short, animated video about signs and symptoms of croup, and what to do if you are a parent or a family dealing with a child who has croup.

This video was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

Croup – eBook (2015)

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airways. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this illness is most common in children from birth to 6 years of age, peaking at 2 years of age. Browse through this interactive eBook for information on the signs, symptoms, treatment, and management of croup and what to do if you are a parent or family dealing with croup.

This eBook was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research (University of Alberta), TREKK, and ARCHE (University of Alberta). Funding was provided by the Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE).

 

Things We Take for Granted: Severe Croup – eBook (Severe Croup, 2012)

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airways. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this illness is most common in children from birth to 6 years of age, peaking at 2 years of age. This storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes their experiences, health information, and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.

This eBook was created by ECHO Research (University of Alberta) and ARCHE (University of Alberta) in collaboration with Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

A Late Night Trip to the Emergency Department: Moderate Croup – eBook (Moderate Croup, 2012)

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airways. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this illness is most common in children from birth to 6 years of age, peaking at 2 years of age. This storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes their experiences, health information, and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.

This eBook was created by ECHO Research (University of Alberta) and ARCHE (University of Alberta) in collaboration with Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

Managing Croup at Home: Mild Croup – eBook (Mild Croup, 2012)

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airways. Accompanied by a barky cough and respiratory distress, this illness is most common in children from birth to 6 years of age, peaking at 2 years of age. This storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes their experiences, health information, and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.

This eBook was created by ECHO Research (University of Alberta) and ARCHE (University of Alberta) in collaboration with Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone and the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).