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.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatric Utilization of Canadian EDs: This multi-centre study aims to quantify and characterize the use of EDs by children and to collect data on ED utilization by children through Canada, in the periods before, during, and after the pandemic.

Exploring The Interrater Reliability of Billing Code and The Association Between Billing Code and Workload Intensity at a Pediatric Emergency Department: This study explores the association between billing codes and the workload intensity in the pediatric emergency department, which will be carried out in two phases. In phase I, the inter-rater reliability of billing code assignment will be assessed and in phase II, the billing code’s content validity will be assessed.

The Impact of Covid-19 On Mental-Health Related Pediatric Emergency Department Visits in British Columbia: This study will characterize the impact of the Coronavirus Disease on mental-health related pediatric emergency department visits at a tertiary pediatric hospital in British Columbia. This knowledge will be used to guide resource allocation for emergency mental health management.

A Multi-Center Evaluation of Buccal Swabs with the Abbott ID NOWTM COVID-19 for Point-of-Care Detection SARS-CoV-2 in Pediatric Emergency Departments: This Pediatric Emergency Research Canada (PERC) study aims to determine if a swab from the inside of the cheek can detect COVID-19 with the same level of accuracy as standard nose and throat swabs in children. 

Ketamine Infusion for Rapid Reduction of Suicidality in Pediatrics: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial: This pilot study aims to provide preliminary information which can later be used to design a larger-scale study to examine the effectiveness, overall safety, and practicality of administering ketamine in the pediatric emergency department for reducing suicidal thoughts.

Intranasal Dexmedetomidine Plus Ketamine For Procedural Sedation in Children: An Adaptive Randomized Controlled Non-Inferiority Multicentre Trial (Ketodex)
This study will determine the optimal combination for intranasal Ketodex and whether intranasal Ketodex is non-inferior to intravenous ketamine for children undergoing procedural sedation and analgesia for orthopedic injuries, requiring a closed reduction.