More and more often, children are receiving sedation and/or analgesia for procedures outside of the operating room. Healthcare providers caring for these children must be aware of the important aspects of administering these medications, including both the benefits and associated risks related to the medications being used. The purpose of this self-directed learning package is […]
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of Diabetes. This edition focuses on DKA recognition and management in the paediatric patient. Knowing the signs of DKA and providing quick intervention are essential to a positive outcome. Remember to speak to your local tertiary care centre for additional support.
Constipation is a topic of concern for many parents, some of which seek medical advice. The causes of childhood constipation are multi-factorial and rarely due to an organic etiology. This edition of The Paediatric Review will look at functional constipation and the treatment options available for children.
Acute gastroenteritis and dehydration can go hand-in-hand. This edition of The Paediatric Review looks at oral rehydration therapy as well as oral Ondansetron as first line treatment options. December 2018: The Paediatric Review
TREKK is hosting a competency-based learning tool which aims to assist healthcare professionals to improve their diagnostic knowledge and interpretation of medical images. The course in an online competency-based course available 24/7. To find out more, please visit TREKK at: ImageSim Registration
Early recognition and intervention of a child in status epilepticus is critical to stopping the seizure. The November edition of The Paediatric Review addressing both febrile seizures and status epilepticus, including the Canadian Paediatric Society’s recommended treatment algorithm. As well, TREKK has a new Status Epilepticus PedsPac with a recommended order set and a Bottom Line […]
Respiratory season usually begins in Fall and carries on through to early Spring and this year is no except. Just a few days into Fall and children are already coming to our emergency departments with both viral and bacterial illnesses. The October Edition of The Paediatric Review provides information about some of the more common respiratory illnesses […]
TREKK has recently released three updated Bottom Line Recommendations: Sepsis (2018), Suspected Physical Child Maltreatment (2018) and Anaphylaxis (2018). TREKK resources are evidence-based tools meant to address existing knowledge gaps and improve emergency care for children across Canada. Bottom Line Recommendation: Sepsis 2018 Bottom Line Recommendation: Suspected Physical Child Maltreatment 2018 Bottom Line Recommendation: Anaphylaxis […]
Concussions can significantly impact how a person thinks, feels and behaves. When a child suffers a concussion, their entire world can shift. There are many different resources available for families and healthcare providers alike, however it can be overwhelming to navigate through all the information. The September Edition of The Paediatric Review lists many reputable websites to […]
Infants and children are special and have an array of unique anatomical and physiological differences from adults. Healthcare providers must understand that children not only behave differently than adults, they also require specific testing and medical techniques which correspond to their size and developmental stage. Children are not just tiny adults in the medical world. […]