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.
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.
Intranasal Lidocaine in acute management of pediatric migraine and migraine-like headache: a randomized controlled trial: This randomized control trial aims to measure the effectiveness of intranasal lidocaine as a pain management option for children who present to the emergency department with migraines or post-traumatic headaches with migraine-like features.
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.
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.