TREKK: Translating emergency knowledge for kids


Project OverviewProject TeamPublications

Project Overview

In Canada, the majority of children requiring emergency care are treated in general emergency departments (EDs). Evidence shows however that as many as 40% of children cared for in general EDs do not receive treatments for which clear evidence exists, and up to 20% of these children receive a treatment which has been shown to provide no benefit or in some cases even harm. Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) is a Pan-Canadian initiative aimed at ensuring that the latest research in pediatric emergency medicine is applied within general EDs. TREKK’s long term vision is to efficiently and effectively improve the outcomes of acutely ill and injured children cared for in all Canadian EDs.

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Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE), Knowledge Mobilization. $1.6 Million CDN.

Project Team

Lisa GivenLisa Given, Co-Investigator

Professor Lisa Given is Professor of Information Studies (School of Information Studies) and Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education at Charles Sturt University, Australia. A former member of the College of the Australian Research Council and is an Adjunct Professor in Humanities Computing, Faculty of Arts and in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, Canada.

scottShannon Scott, Co-Investigator

Dr. Shannon Scott is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for knowledge translation in child health and an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Population Health Investigator award. Shannon led the TREKK team at the University of Alberta in designing and implementing a needs assessment to understand the knowledge needs and preferences of health care professionals and health consumers.

Selected Publications

Conference Proceedings (Refereed Papers)

Scott, Shannon, Lisa M. Given, Lauren Albrecht, Lisa Hartling, David W. Johnson, Mona Jabbour, and Terry P. Klassen. 2014. “Information needs and preferences of health care providers and health care consumers in 32 general emergency departments in Canada: Findings from the Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK) Knowledge Mobilization Initiative (abstract).” Academic Emergency Medicine 21(supplement s1), 196. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Dallas TX, USA, May.


Journal Articles (Non-refereed)

Scott, Shannon D., Lauren Albrecht, Liza Bialy, Stephen Freedman, Lisa M. Given, Lisa Hartling, David Johnson, Mona Jabbour, Terry Klassen. 2012. “Letter to the Editor.” Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada) 17(9): 508.