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CWSF 2014 - Windsor, Ontario

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I was inspired to create the Pediatric Electronic Board (Ped-E-Board) after reading a validation study showing the Broselow Tape (BT) was not accurate and under-estimated the weight of children. This could lead to the under resuscitation of critically ill or injured children. I thought, why not just weigh the child rather than estimating it based on their length? To do this I created a pediatric spine board (Ped-E-Board) which could safely determine the actual weight of a child. I hope to obtain a patent. The next step will be to construct a waterproof model out of plastic and test it in the emergency department. I plan on becoming a doctor and also doing medical research. My favourite things to do are: Watching The Simpsons and Doctor Who, playing on my iPad, and reading books by Richard Dawkins, J.K. Rowling, and Douglas Adams. I play the violin and the guitar, as well as taking musical theory lessons. I am currently advanced 1 grade in both math and english at my school. Some advice for future people doing science fair is this: Don’t panic, have fun.

Ethan Milne

Region:Avon Maitland-Huron Perth
City:Goderich, ON
School:Goderich District Collegiate Institute
Abstract:An accurate weight of a child can be of critical importance for paediatric resuscitations. A study showed the gold standard Broselow Tape (BT) had >10% error more than half the time. I created a spine board with a digital scale (Ped-E-Board). My validation study demonstrated it was just as accurate as a pediatrician’s scale and more accurate than the weight estimated by the BT.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Intermediate
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$1 100.00