Sharing Research Knowledge through Social Media: the Fall 2016 Child Health Emergency Medicine Campaign

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Child Health Emergency Medicine Social Media Campaign. Building on a partnership between Cochrane Child Health and TRanslating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), the 16-week campaign aims to promote the highest quality of health care for children and families by disseminating Cochrane evidence for pediatric emergency medicine.

Each week, we will be sharing blog posts featuring plain language summaries of selected Cochrane systematic reviews. We will also be sharing Twitter messages promoting these summaries and associated TREKK evidence products suitable for families, health professionals and researchers. Our focus topics for this campaign include: fractures, intussusception, multisystem trauma, gastroenteritis, and croup.

Cochrane authors have collaborated globally to identify and synthesize evidence to answer pertinent questions about pediatric emergency medicine. Our aim is to expand the reach of these works by using social media as a platform to share key messages. Be sure to check back each Monday from September 5th to December 19th for a new blog post. Also consider following our tweets from @Cochrane_Child and @TREKKca, and checking out the selected evidence products that we will be sharing from TREKK.

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Crisis Intervention in the Emergency Department | Cochrane Child Health Twitter Journal Club – #CochraneChild

Thanks to everyone for joining the #CochraneChild Twitter journal club on May 27th, 2015 with Dr. Terry Klassen and Dr. Amanda Newton. The archived discussion is at: http://bit.ly/JC5Crisis

What: Twitter journal club on crisis interventions for pediatric mental health in the emergency department

When: Wednesday, May 27th, 1:00pm Vancouver | 2:00pm Edmonton & Calgary | 3:00pm Winnipeg | 4:00pm Toronto | 8:00pm United Kingdom | 6:00am Thursday March 26th, Melbourne, Australia

Where: Follow #CochraneChild on Twitter and join in the discussion by including #CochraneChild in all your posts. See these tips for participating in a Twitter chat.

Link to paper: A systematic review of crisis interventions used in the emergency department: recommendations for pediatric care and research

Questions we will be addressing: 

1. How often do Emergency Department (ED) clinicians see a patient for mental health care? Have visit trends changed over time?

2. Based on the 2010 review, what interventions have been tested for pediatric crisis care in the ED?

3. The studies included in the review were all observational studies. What are the challenges with this? Would other study designs have worked in this context?

4. What care do children and youth currently receiving in EDs for mental health emergencies?

5. Have new studies of ED-based crisis care been published since the 2010 review highlighted today?

Dr. Terry Klassen

Dr. Terry Klassen

Bio-sketch:

Dr. Klassen graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba in 1982 and completed his Pediatric Residency training at the University of Manitoba in 1986.  He completed M.Sc. in Epidemiology at McMaster University in 1994.  He has served as CEO and Scientific Director for the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and Associate Dean, Academic in the College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and Director of the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation since returning to Manitoba in September, 2010.  Since the commencement of his new role as Head of the Department of Pediatrics, he has stepped down from the Associate Dean, Academic position but continues to serve both the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and CHI roles.

From 1999 to 2009 Dr. Klassen was Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta; Director of the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence and Director of the Evidence-based Practice Center at the University of Alberta. He is a clinician scientist focused on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and has been active in Pediatric Emergency Research Canada collaborating on a national research program involving randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and knowledge translation. He has a consistent record of national and international peer reviewed funding, along with a publication record that has included many articles in the highest impact medical journals.

In 2009, Dr. Klassen co-founded StaR Child Health, an international group aimed at improving the design, conduct and publication of randomized controlled trials in children. In recognition for his lifetime contributions, he was elected into the Institute of Medicine in 2010 in the foreign associate category. He is also a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Klassen’s research has had a large impact on the practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, which was recognized when he received a 2011 Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Canadian Medical Association Journal Top Achievements in Health Research Award. In 2011 he was also awarded the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) grant, entitled TRanslating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK). In 2012 Dr. Klassen was appointed to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Amanda Newton

Dr. Amanda Newton

Bio-sketch:

Dr. Newton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) and clinician scientist affiliated with the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. Her research aims to improve mental health care and outcomes for children and youth who are acutely mentally ill.