Tools

In collaboration with our partners and funders, we have created a variety of knowledge translation tools for parents and caregivers on common acute pediatric conditions. We work hard to engage health care providers, parents 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 parents and families, to aid them in caring for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when emergency department care should appropriately be sought.

 

Disclaimer: The information contained in these video/multimedia contents (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, express or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular purpose. The TREKK network members, including the University of Alberta, The University of Manitoba, and each of their 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. 

 

 

Sick All Night: When to go to the Hospital with Childhood Vomiting and Diarrhea (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 cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration). Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through an interactive story book. Browse through the interactive gastroenteritis page 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.

 

 

 

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

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 eBook and breathing exercises were created through a collaboration between ECHO Research, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI).

 

 

 

 

Croup Whiteboard Animation (Croup, 2015)

This is a short, animated video about what to do when your child has croup, a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection. Funded by CIHR Knowledge to Action Grant (KAL 135777). Research Team: Shannon Scott (PI), Lisa Hartling, Terry Klassen (Knowledge User), Michele Dyson and Lisa Knisley (Knowledge User). Project Coordinator & Graduate Trainee: Lauren Albrecht.

 

 

 

Croup eBook (2015)

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airway. 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. Find out about Michael and his parents’ experience with croup through an interactive story book. Browse through the interactive croup page 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.

 

 

 

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

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airway. 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. Created by ECHO Research and the Stollery Children’s Hospital, this storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes medical information, examples and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.

 

 

 

 

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

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airway. 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. Created by ECHO Research and the Stollery Children’s Hospital, this storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes medical information, examples and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.

 

 

 

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

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airway. 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. Created by ECHO Research and the Stollery Children’s Hospital, this storybook is told through the eyes of parents and includes medical information, examples and recommendations for parents and families dealing with croup.