Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department

Each year, Saskatchewan's General Emergency Departments see 85% of our province's ill and injured children. Our goal is to ensure these tiny patients receive evidence-based, high-quality, safe care in every emergency department visit.

Our goal is to ensure these tiny patients receive evidence-based, high-quality, safe care at every ED visit.

Education

CME Events

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Jun

19

2024

Jun

24

Conference

23rd International Conference on Emergency Medicine

Jun

19

2024

Provincial EM Grand Rounds

The EM:POWER Project: Slaying Canada’s Healthcare Hydra

Nov

21

2024

Nov

23

Conference

International EM CASES SUMMIT

Sep

26

2024

Sep

29

Conference

22nd Annual St. Paul’s Emergency Medicine Update

Jun

7

2024

Jun

10

Course

CAEP Pre-conference Courses (no membership required)

Mar

13

2024

Mar

13

Conference

Hope or Hype? Realizing the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Canadian Emergency Departments

Jun

8

2024

Jun

8

Conference

Women in EM – Gender Equity Pre-conference Workshop

Nov

15

2023

Nov

15

Provincial EM Grand Rounds

Upping Our Game in the Evidence-Based Management of Alcohol Withdrawal

Oct

18

2023

Oct

18

Provincial EM Grand Rounds

“Micro-Dosing on Toxicology”: Short Snapper Updates on Three Common Toxins (Carbon Monoxide, Serotonergic Agents, and Wellbutrin)

Looking for fast access to high-quality, evidence-based pediatric emergency medicine resources?

Check out the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids website!

 

http://www.trekk.ca

TREKK is a pan-Canadian knowledge mobilization organization working to ensure every child seen in a Canadian emergency department receives the highest standard of emergency care.

They have created nearly 200 evidence-based and practice-informed resources, focused on managing common conditions that bring children to the emergency department. Their resources range from managing acute anaphylaxis to vomiting and dehydration. Resources such as their bottom-line recommendations, treatment algorithms, and fully developed pre-printed order-sheets allow any ED practitioner to immediately refresh their PEM knowledge and provide expert level management.

Is your emergency department prepared to provide care to a critically ill or injured child?

Under the direction of Dr. James Stempien, Saskatchewan’s emergency departments are about to embark on a Pediatric Readiness Survey.

 

The Mission: To collect validated data from every emergency department in Saskatchewan related to their ability to safely manage care of a critically ill or injured child. More information about the survey can be found here: Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department.

 

The Survey: Department leads will be asked to complete a detailed survey, starting on March 21, 2024. The survey will be open for eight weeks.

 

The Data: Information collected will be used to calculate every department’s “Pediatric Readiness Score”, a nationally and internationally validated tool correlated with ED pediatric morbidity and mortality.

 

The Goal: Departments will receive a report of their results, which can be used internally for driving positive QI projects. The collective data will be used to recognize areas of strength in pediatric emergency care, while also determining ways to build enhanced infrastructure, improve access to PEM training, and grow care of ill and injured children in Saskatchewan.

 

Learn more: To find out more about the project, please contact Dr. Sey Shwetz at shwetz@ualberta.ca.

Pediatric Patients - they're more than just little adults!"

— every Pediatrician

Are you interested in hosting a TREKK Roadshow at your hospital?

What? The Saskatchewan TREKK Roadshow is a day-long continuing medical education opportunity for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics, and any other health care professionals who treat critically unwell children. This day of learning focuses on providing care to the critically unwell children who present to your emergency departments, with each Roadshow delivering a combination of didactic classroom learning, procedural skills development, and SIM practice. Attendees will be given a collection of expert-reviewed resources, as well as a certificate of attendance. Physicians are eligible for MOC credits.

 

Why? We know that 85% of children experiencing a medical emergency present to a general emergency department, and we want to share TREKK’s evidence-based clinical practice guidelines with the care practitioners who are managing these sick kids. Our goal is to share relevant practice tips for any health care professional who treats children, including physicians, nurses, RTs, and paramedics.

 

Who? This hands-on learning opportunity was developed in collaboration between the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Department of Pediatrics.

 

Where: Your local emergency department

 

How: The Saskatchewan TREKK Roadshow is generously funded by the Saskatchewan Medical Association. The event is provided free of charge to learners.

 

If your department is interested in hosting a TREKK Roadshow, please reach out to Sey at shwetz@ualberta.ca. We can’t wait to hit the road and visit you!

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Saskatchewan TREKK Roadshow Testimonials

 

“As someone who works with children in the ER, and feel unprepared to help patient & families, I feel better after the Roadshow! We will do better! “

–  Registered Nurse; Shellbrook

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Saskatchewan TREKK Roadshow Testimonials

 

“The simulations were very well done. Great takeaway tips. The interdisciplinary simulation practice was excellent.”

– Medical Doctor; La Ronge

 

 

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Saskatchewan TREKK Roadshow Testimonials

 

“Very comfortable atmosphere. Instructors had great attitudes. Great hands on SIMS and feedback after each session.”

– Paramedic, La Ronge

Upcoming TREKK Roadshows:

Humboldt on April 11, 2024

 

Kindersley on April 23, 2024

 

Melfort on May 9, 2024

Parent Resources

See www.trekk.ca for excellent parent education resources!