Reducing childhood needle poke distress and pain: development and evaluation of novel KT tools for parents

For more details, read our technical report on this project here. To read more about the qualitative component of this research, click here. To read the systematic review, click here. View infographic and video We have also developed KT tools for parents and families about common childhood illnesses. These are all freely available on our website! View all KT tools

Help us win the 2021 CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

This competition is now closed. Thank you for all your votes!   We are thrilled to be in this year’s CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition! We entered one of our newest videos – What to expect when visiting the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Visiting the emergency department (ED) with a child can be overwhelming, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. ECHO and ARCHE have created a video with support from TREKK to help families prepare for their child’s next ED visit.   You Continue reading →

Opinion: Don’t let pandemic deter taking your sick child to emergency

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 →

Parents Needed for COVID-19 Study

Has your child tested positive for COVID-19? We want to understand parent experiences and information needs!   We are interviewing Canadian parents of children who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our goal is to understand parent experiences and information needs. Interviews will be 30-60 minutes, and all information gathered will be kept confidential and private. Participants will receive a $25 Superstore giftcard. Please contact us or email echokt@ualberta.ca for more information about participating in this study. This study is being conducted at Continue reading →

Award-Winning Videos!

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 →

Undergraduate Nursing Leaders

From left to right: Eugini Ann Tolentino, Rabail Shahid, Rachel Joffe, Rebecca Campbell   This semester we have been delighted to have 4 students from the after-degree BScN program join our ECHO Team through a Nursing Leadership Course! These 4 students are participating in a new leadership course, designed to provide opportunities to consolidate prior learning and develop confidence while preparing to transition into the role of Registered Nurse. The course focus is on collaboration with interprofessional teams, systems thinking, and healthcare system change. Students Continue reading →

Specially Commended – 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

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 →

Videos, ebooks help parents decide when children need to go to ER

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 →