Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids: Part 2 -  Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

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Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) is a Knowledge Mobilization Initiative funded by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence. It brings together pediatric and general emergency health care providers, researchers, parents and knowledge mobilization experts from across Canada to find better ways to share the latest knowledge, bridge the ‘research to practice’ gap and raise the overall standard of care in pediatric emergency medicine.

The first TREKK webinar in February told the story of TREKK – why the Network was started and the results of our first phase – the Needs Assessment – which included a national iPad survey of over 2850 health providers and consumers at 32 general emergency departments to determine their knowledge needs and preferences. This webinar will focus on how we are using the needs assessment results to help general emergency departments across Canada better access, adapt and implement new knowledge in pediatric emergency care.  The clinical conditions and resources we are focusing on will be discussed as well as lessons learned from other implementation projects.


Click here to view Part I



Dr. Mona Jabbour 

Mona Jabbour is a Pediatric Emergentologist, Vice-Chair and Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, with cross appointments to the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Mona has extensive experience in the development and use of clinical pathways for various clinical problems in the Emergency Department. Her research interests are in the field of knowledge translation and implementation strategies to get pathways into practice. She has led an Emergency Department (ED) Outreach initiative to share CHEO clinical pathways and other best practice tools with emergency departments in eastern Ontario. She currently chairs the development and implementation of provincial ED-based clinical pathways that address pediatric and adult asthma, as well as child and youth mental health concerns.


Dr. David Johnson

David Johnson is a pediatric emergency physician, medical toxicologist, a Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology and Pharmacology, and a Theme Lead, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine. His primary research interests focus on the management of common respiratory illnesses (croup, bronchiolitis, and asthma), and ensuring primary health care professionals utilize ‘best evidence’ in managing these diseases. David has published several large multi-centre randomized controlled trials assessing the benefit of corticosteroids for both croup and bronchiolitis in the New England Journal of Medicine. More recently, he has become interested in determining how best to translate knowledge into practice, and has completed several large multi-centre studies assessing different strategies for implementing clinical practice guidelines and clinical pathways in Alberta.

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