P3 PECARN app

One of the gold standard for building and sustaining collaborative, multi-institutional research networks in medicine is the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) organization. Their efforts on studying pediatric emergency care has resulted some of our specialty’s landmark papers in Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Pediatrics, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. Although we are not officially affiliated with them, we fully support their efforts and wanted to help disseminate their evidence-based findings with an educations. Thus was born the PECARN Publication Prospectus (P3) app project [download free P3 app].

The P3 Project and Team

As with many of our ALiEM initiatives, the P3 project arose from a collaborative sprint effort over a 4 week period in 2019 with prehospital educators, emergency medicine (EM) residents, budding and current pediatric EM fellows, and EM/PEM attending physicians. This app plans to be a “living” catalog of PECARN publications which is updated as their prolific research team continues to publish.

  • Phase 1: Extracting the clinically-relevant educational pearls and a brief study summary from each of their 140+ peer-reviewed papers
  • Phase 2: Feature expert peer-reviewer commentaries from one of the paper’s authors
  • Phase 3: Link high-quality online resources which review or highlight these papers
P3 Team MemberAffiliation
Jessica Chow, MDEmergency Medicine Resident, UC San Francisco
Lamarr Echols, MDEmergency physician, Northbay Medical Center
James Gray, MDFellow, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Ryan Hunter, BS NRP FP-CParamedic/ Firefighter, Montgomery Co. Fire-EMS; Critical Care Flight Paramedic, U.S. Army National Guard
Ginger Locke, BA NRPAssociate Professor of EMS Professions, Austin Community College
Floyd Miracle, BS NRPClinical Manager, Jessamine County EMS
Damian Roland, BMedSci, BMBS, PhDHonorary Associate Professor and Consultant in Paediatric EM
Jason Woods, MDAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Children’s Hospital of Colorado
Michelle Lin, MDALiEM Founder; Professor of EM, UC San Franciscomichelle lin

P3 App

The P3 app, which is compatible with iOS and Android devices, summarizes each of the 140+ PECARN publications. These papers are subcategorized into learner groups (physicians/advanced practice providers, pharmacists, triage nurses, prehospital providers, and administrators) as well as organ system groups.

PECARN P3 app screenshots

Want to help?

We are always looking for more volunteers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, paramedics) who support this exciting initiative. Contact us at [email protected]. Specifically, we need assistance with:

  • Designing a P3 logo
  • Identifying high-quality online resources that discuss the PECARN publications as part of Phase 3
Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD

@M_Lin

Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Founder of ALiEM @aliemteam #PostitPearls https://t.co/7v7cgJqNEn
Michelle Lin, MD