The goal of the Implementation of the MNCY Clinical Pathway for Acute Care of Pediatric Concussion (Uptake, Outcomes and Health Care Impacts) project S is to conduct an expanded evaluation of the implementation and impact of a clinical pathway (CP) for acute care of pediatric concussion across four sites in both Calgary and Edmonton. Participants at each site will include acute care physicians and nurses, as well as hospital administrators with responsibility for the acute care settings. The first objective is to develop an implementation strategy that maximizes uptake of the CP at each site. We will conduct focus groups and one-on-one interviews with physicians and nurses at all the sites, to facilitate the development of the implementation strategy. Our second objective is to implement the CP in a stepped wedge randomized controlled trial across the four sites, and evaluate its effect on clinical outcomes and economic impact.
Funding: Alberta Health Services Healthy Outcomes Improvement Fund (HOIF)
Amount of grant awarded: $375,000
Funding: Brain Canada
Amount awarded: $463,784
Coordinator: Heather Godfrey