Co-designing discharge communication strategies for paediatric minor head injuries.
Emma Tavender/Franz Babl
Study Co-ordinator ANZ
Emma Tavender/Cate Wilson
To improve discharge communication currently provided to children presenting to the ED with mild to moderate head injuries (concussion). Specifically, adolescents who have an increased risk of post-concussion symptoms (PCS).
Mixed Methods: stepped co-design method to engage consumers (parents and youths) and clinicians in the development of head injury discharge communication strategies.
Co-designed discharge communication strategies for adolescents with mild to moderate head injuries (concussion) with parents, youths and clinicians.
- Training materials that can be used for future co-design efforts
- Advancement in the science of implementation and contribution to future discharge communication strategy development for other common paediatric ED presentations.
- Ethics received from RCH and Western Health.
- Recruited four parents, four clinicians and three youths to participate.
- Orientation/training session plus three meetings held.
- Priorities for improvement have been determined.
- List of priorities reduced to two key areas for improvement: Head injury: what to expect in the ED and Concussion discharge information.
- Prototype to address the two key priorities that have been developed and updated in response to new International Sports-related Concussion guidance (Amsterdam 2023)
- Plan to start usability testing end 2023/early 2024.