Advancing Concussion Assessment in Pediatrics (A-CAP): This Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) study aims to more accurately identify mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion, and to predict its long-term outcomes by studying a broad pool of neurological and psychosocial markers used in diagnosing mTBI.
The Built Environment and Active Transportation in Children and Youth – Project 2D (BIKE Study): this PERC multi-centre study aims to interviewing children who sustained cycling injuries severe enough to report to the hospital in order to assess the association between features of the built environment and cycling injury risk.
Bronchiolitis Pediatric Emergency Department management adherence to national guidelines and impact on ED utilization: Via retrospective chart review, this study aims to review clinical management and discharge instructions provided to patients with bronchiolitis at the BCCH PED to assess if they are in line with national guidelines, and if they influenced rates of return visits to the emergency department.
Long-term neurodevelopment effect of corticosteroids in term infants (CanBEST Phase 2): This is a follow up study to the Canadian Bronchiolitis Epinephrine Steroid Trial (CanBEST) conducted between 2004 and 2007. The study will assess the cognitive outcomes of corticosteroid exposure in term infants by conducting neurodevelopmental assessments of children 11-14 years old who were previously enrolled as infants in the original CanBEST study.
The Incidence of Suicide Completion Among Patients Seeking Mental Health Care at a Pediatric Emergency Department: Via retrospective administrative database review, this study aims to examine patient outcomes in regards to suicide completion among youth seeking mental health care at BC Children’s Hospital PED.
Management and disposition of severe croup in the emergency department: Via retrospective chart review, this study aims to describe practice pattern variation and outcomes for patients visiting the BCCH pediatric emergency department with severe croup.
A National Biobank and Database for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (CanTBI): This multi-centre study aims to develop a national biobank and database for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), which will enable biomarker research and help improve TBI patient quality of care and outcomes.
Point of Care Group A Streptococcal Testing in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial: This randomized controlled trial aims to compare point of care testing versus the standard culture-based approach for children with suspected streptococcal pharyngitis with respect to symptom duration and resource utilization.
Predicting Severe Pneumonia in Children: A global study of the pediatric emergency research network (PERN): This international, multi-centre study of over 100 emergency departments aims to create a model to accurately identify children with community acquired pneumonia who are at risk for low, moderate, or severe disease.
The Use of a Discrete Event Simulation Model to Evaluate the Impact of a Quality Improvement Initiative on Patient Flow in a Pediatric Emergency Department: This project aims to build and validate a discrete event simulation model to evaluate the impact of a quality improvement protocol on emergency department flow for a small patient population that is typically challenging to look at in a real-world system.
Pediatric Emergency Departments: How busy is too busy?: Analyzing administrative databases, this study is using levels of length of stay among high and low acuity pediatric emergency department (PED) visits from eight Canadian PEDs as measures of PED overcrowding to determine their association with adverse patient outcomes.