TREKK Resource Repository Update

This is a guest post from Carly Leggett, a Knowledge Broker for TREKK and a Knowledge Translation Coordinator for CHI. 

The first hour is the most important in saving lives and changing how a child lives after emergency care.Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) was established in 2011 to ensure the latest research in pediatric emergency medicine is applied within general emergency departments.  TREKK connects 12 pediatric centres/teaching institutions, 37 general emergency departments, and 24 other organizations across Canada to assist general emergency departments in the access, adaptation and implementation of new knowledge. 

TREKK works with leading researchers and emergency specialists to provide the latest tools, resources and evidence to front line, health care professionals in emergency departments across Canada. These resources can be found in the Resources section of our open access and publicly available website, trekk.ca. These include:

1) Bottom Line Recommendations that give key facts in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Croup (English & French)
  • Gastroenteritis (English & French)
  • Bronchiolitis (English & French)
  • Concussion (English &
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (English & French)
  • Multisystem Trauma (English)
  • With recommendations in process for procedural sedation, sepsis and status epilepticus

2) Evidence summaries of systematic reviews for:

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Croup 
  • Gastroenteritis
  • With summaries in process for helmet use, sore throat, pain and pneumonia

3) Full Evidence Repositories (including clinical guidelines, systematic reviews & key studies) for:

  • Bronchiolitis
  • Croup 
  • Gastroenteritis
  • DKA
  • Concussion
  • Sepsis
  • Severe Head Injury
  • Asthma
  • Fractures
  • With repositories in process for status epilepticus, procedural sedation & meningitis

4) A full database of over 400 Cochrane Systematic Reviews related to pediatric emergency medicine, sorted and searchable by condition.

5) Links to podcasts on pediatric emergency topics such as pain, appendicitis, bronchiolitis, concussion, fever, fractures, gastroenteritis, head injury, sepsis and more.

6) A growing set of learning tools including apps and videos related to concussion, gastroenteritis and antimicrobial agents.

Please visit trekk.ca for more information or send any questions, comments, feedback to the Central 

Admin Team at trekk@chrim.ca or via the feedback tab on our website.

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