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,” said nursing professor Shannon Scott, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation in Child Health.
The ECHO research program is focused on improving health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through the application of the best available evidence — a process known as knowledge translation (KT).