For Patients/Families

Resources and Educational Materials

Patient/Family Education Materials by Category

This section contains broad-ranging information Children's Hospitals & Clinics has developed about pediatric medicine. Here you will find plain talk about medical conditions or procedures, first aid, and the like. Many topics have illustrations and detailed instructions about how to provide care at home, and when to call for medical advice. Some topics offer links to Hmong, Somali, and Spanish versions.

The information in this section duplicates information given to the parents of Children's patients during their child's care in one of the hospitals or clinics.

This section has medical information, not medical advice. If you or your child has a health problem, contact your clinic. Use these materials only under the guidance of your child's health care provider.

Child Development

Chest Physiotherapy (Age 2 and Older)  
Chest Physiotherapy (Birth to 2 Years)  
Chest Physiotherapy (Using Trendelenberg)  
Infant Behavior Cues  
Medical Record Access  
Mobility Changes: Helping Children Cope  
NICU Follow-Up (1 month)  
NICU Follow-Up (10 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (11 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (12 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (15 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (18 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (2 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (24 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (3 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (4 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (5 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (6 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (7 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (8 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (9 months)  
NICU Follow-Up (Kindergarten)  
NICU Follow-Up (Suggested Reading)  

Conditions and Illness

Adrenal Insufficiency: Hormone Replacement Therapy  
Asthma  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Action Plan  (Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Bleeding Disorders: Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia  
Bleeding Disorders: Iliopsoas Bleed  
Blood Clot Prevention  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention  (Somali, Spanish)  
Chlamydia in Newborns  
Chylothorax: Fat Free Diet   
Clavicle Fracture  
Comforting your baby during procedures  
Congestive Heart Failure  (Somali, Spanish)  
Constipation  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Diarrhea  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Diarrhea Reference Chart  
Digoxin (Lanoxin)  
Down Syndrome  (Somali)  
Febrile Seizures  (Spanish)  
Fever  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Gastroesophageal Reflux  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Genetic Conditions  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome  
Immune Globulin - Intramuscular (IMIG)   
Imperforate Anus  
Infant Pulmonary Function Test  
Influenza (Flu) (MN Dept of Health)  
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) in Premature Infants  
Jaundice in Newborns  (Spanish)  
Kawasaki Disease  
Kinesio Tape  
Latex Allergy  
Meningitis  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO)  
Necrotizing Enterocolitis  (Spanish)  
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Care at Home  
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment  
Neurofibromatosis Type 1  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Otitis Media  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Pain after Tonsillectomy  
Pain in Children and Adolescents  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Pain in Infants  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Patent Ductus Arteriosus  (Spanish)  
Pneumonia  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Infant)  
Respiratory Syncytial Virus  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Retinopathy of Prematurity  (Spanish)  
Seizures  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Sickle Cell Pain Control  
Sprains and Strains  
Sturge-Weber Syndrome  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis  (Spanish)  
Supraventricular Tachycardia  
Thrush  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Tracheoesophageal Fistula  
Tuberculosis  (Somali)  
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds)  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Vesicoureteral Reflux  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Vomiting  (Hmong, Spanish)  

First Aid

Bleeding Disorders: Allergic Reaction to Factor  
Bleeding Disorders: Emergencies in Hemophilia  
Bleeding Disorders: First Aid for the Child in School  
Choking (Age 1 and Older)  (Spanish)  
Choking Infant (Up to 1 Year)  (Hmong, Spanish)  
CPR (all ages)  
Head Injury with Bleeding Disorder  (Spanish)  
Skin Care for a Child with Limited Mobility  
Wound Care  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  

Home Care Procedures

Asthma Booklet  (Spanish)  
Asthma Inhalers  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Inhalers Video  (Spanish)  
Asthma Nebulizer  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Poster  (Somali, Spanish)  
Bleeding Disorder: Nosebleed Treatment  (Spanish)  
Blood Glucose Testing  
Blood Pressure Measurement  
BMI - Body Mass Index: Tips for Healthier Living  (Spanish)  
Cardiac Home Monitoring Program  
Cardiac Surgery Care at Home - Activity Limitations and Lift (Video)  
Cardiac Surgery Care at Home - Incision (Video)  
Catheterizing a Boy (Intermittent)  (Spanish)  
Catheterizing a Girl (Intermittent)  (Spanish)  
Central Venous Catheter: Care at Home  
Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Cyclophosphamide  
Chemotherapy at Home (IV push)  (Spanish)  
Colostomy: Care at Home  
Cystic Fibrosis: Huff-Cough  
Cystic Fibrosis: Nebulizer Treatments  
Dental Care with a Bleeding Disorder  
EZ-On Modified Vest Model #101M2 (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)  
EZ-On Modified Vest Model #M203 (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)  
Factor Concentrate at Home  (Spanish)  
Fall Prevention at Children's  
Fall Prevention at Home  
Fecal Pouch Emptying  
Foley Catheter - Preventing CAUTIs  
Gastrostomy Care: G-J tube  
Gastrostomy Care: G-tube  
Ileostomy: Care at Home  
Immunizations for Children with Bleeding Disorders  
Implanted Port: Care at Home  
Inhalers  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Injections (intramuscular)  
Injections (subcutaneous)  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Insuflon (indwelling subcutaneous catheter) at home  
IV Medicines at Home: Eclipse Homepump  
IV Medicines at Home: Excelsior Syringe Pump  
IV Medicines at Home: IV Push Method  
IV Medicines: Preparing at Home  
Medicine - Infant Tips Video  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Medicine - Toddler Tips Video  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Mouth Bleeding with a Bleeding Disorder  (Spanish)  
Nasal Bridle Education Tool  
Nasal Tube Retaining Device  
Nasogastric Tube Feeding  (Spanish)  
Nebulizer Treatments  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Oncology Caregiver Education Tool  
Oxygen Safety at Home  (Spanish)  
Peak Flow Meter  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Peripheral IV: Care at Home  
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Care at Home  
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Insertion Information  
Pouch Change: One Piece  
Pouch Change: Two Piece (Using Newborn Pouch and Wafer)  
Pressure Sores: Prevention  
Smoking - Quitting Tobacco Products  
Spica Cast  
Suctioning  (Spanish)  
Total Parenteral Nutrition at Home using the CADD Pump  
Tracheostomy: A Guide for Care at Home  
Urinary Catheter (Indwelling): Care at Home  (Spanish)  
Urinary Catheter (Indwelling): Preventing CAUTIs  
Urinary Catheter Irrigation  (Spanish)  
Urostomy: Care at Home  
Vest Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis bronchiectasis  


Acetaminophen dosage chart  (Spanish)  
ACTH for Infantile Spasms  (Hmong)  
Advil dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Alpha Interferon  (Somali, Spanish, Spanish)  
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors  (Spanish, Spanish)  
Asthma Medicines  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Bleomycin (Blenoxane)  (Spanish)  
Bortezomib (Velcade)  
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)  
Buspirone (Buspar)  
Caffeine (Cafcit)  
Calcium Channel Blockers  
Carboplatin (Paraplatin, CBDCA)  (Spanish)  
Carmustine (BiCNU, BCNU)  (Spanish)  
Cast Care and Mobility Changes  
Caudal Block  
Cephalosporin Antibiotics (IV or IM)  
CH. 14.18 Monoclonal Antibody (MAB Ch. 14.18, Anti-GD2)  (Spanish)  
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)  
Cisplatin (Platinol, CDPP)  (Spanish)  
Clonidine (Catapres)  
Clopidogrel (Plavix)  
Clostridium Difficile (CDC)  (Spanish)  
Corticosteroids (Inhaled)  (Spanish)  
Corticosteroids and Nutrition  
Corticosteroids for Asthma (Oral)  (Spanish)  
Corticosteroids for Chemotherapy  (Spanish)  
Corticosteroids for Immune Disorders  
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)  (Spanish)  
Cystic Fibrosis Medicines  
Cystic Fibrosis: Hypertonic Saline Nebulization  
Cytarabine (Ara-C, Cytosar-U)  (Spanish)  
Dacarbazine (DTIC, DIC, imidazole carboxamide)  (Spanish)  
Dactinomycin (Actinomycin-D, AMD, Cosmegen)  (Spanish)  
Dalteparin (Fragmin)  
Daunorubicin (Daunomycin, Cerubidine)  (Spanish)  
Deferoxamine (Desferal)  
Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bedwetting  
Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders  
Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Diabetes Insipidus  
Desmopressin (Stimate)  
Dexrazoxane (Zinecard)  (Spanish)  
Diazepam (Valium) Rectal  
Diuretics (Thiazide-type)  
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, adria, ADR, DOXO)  (Spanish)  
Ear Drops  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Enoxaparin (Lovenox)  
Epidural Analgesia  
Etoposide (VePesid)  (Spanish)  
Eye Drops  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Eye Ointment  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Fludarabine (Fludara)  (Spanish)  
Fludrocortisone (Florinef)  
Fluorouricil (Adrucil)  
Furosemide (Lasix) or Bumetanide (Bumex)  
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)  
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate  
Granulocyte Stimulation Factor (Neupogen, Filgrastim)  (Spanish)  
Guanfacine (Tenex)  
H-2 Blockers  
Hormone Therapy for Young Women  
Hydroxyurea (Hydrea)  
Ibuprofen dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Idarubicin (Idamycin)  (Spanish)  
Ifosfamide (Ifex)  (Spanish)  
Imatinib (Gleevec)  (Spanish)  
Immune Globulin  
Immunizations: Care at home  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Implanted Port  
Infliximab (Remicade)  
Irinotecan (Camptosar)  (Spanish)  
Leucovorin (Citrovorim factor, Folinic acid)  
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists  
Lomustine (CCNU, CeeNu)  (Spanish)  
Medicine - Helping Children Take Oral Medicines  
Medicine Safety  (Spanish)  
Melphalan (Alkeran)  
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol)  (Spanish)  
Mesna (Mesnex)  (Spanish)  
Methotrexate (for Chemotherapy)  (Spanish)  
Metoclopramide (Reglan)  
Mitoxantrone (Novoantrone)  (Spanish)  
Motrin dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Nitric Oxide (Inhaled)  
Nitrous Oxide for Sedation  (Spanish)  
Olanzapine (Zyprexa)  
Ondansetron (Zofran)  
Patient-controlled Analgesia  
Pegaspargase (Oncaspar)  
Phenytoin (Dilantin)  
Procarbazine (Matulane)  (Spanish)  
Propofol (Dipravin) for sedation  (Spanish)  
Propranolol for Hemangioma  
Proton-pump Inhibitors  
Retinoic Acid (for cancer therapy)  (Spanish)  
Risperidone (Risperdal)  
Rituximab (Rituxan)  (Spanish)  
Safe handling of hazardous drugs  
Sedation for a Procedure  (Spanish)  
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors  
Sotalol (Betapace)  
Spironolactone (Aldactone)  
Stimulants for Attention Disorders  (Spanish)  
Surgical Site Infections (CDC)  (Spanish)  
Synagis (palivizumab)  
Temozolomide (Temodar)  (Spanish)  
Thalidomide (Thalomid)  (Spanish)  
Thioguanine  (Spanish)  
Thiotepa (TESPA, TSPA)  (Spanish)  
Tobramycin (TOBI)  
Topotecan (Hycamtin)  (Spanish)  
Tranexamic Acid  
Trastuzumab (Herceptin)  (Spanish)  
Trazodone (Oleptro, Desyrel)  
Tylenol Dosage Chart  (Spanish)  
Vest Therapy  
Vinblastine (Velban)  (Spanish)  
Vincristine (Oncovin)  (Spanish)  
Vinorelbine (Navelbine)  
Warfarin (Coumadin)  
Win Rho  


Blenderizing Guidelines  
Breast Milk: Banked Donor Milk  
Breast Milk: Fortified (using 20 cal/oz Standard Formula)  (Spanish)  
Breast Milk: Fortified (Using Enfacare Formula)  (Spanish)  
Breast Milk: Fortified (using NeoSure Formula)  (Spanish)  
Breast Milk: Fortified (using Standard 19 cal/oz Formula)  
Breast Pumping When Your Baby is in the Hospital  (Spanish)  
Breastfeeding an infant with cleft lip  
Breastfeeding an Infant with Down Syndrome  
Breastfeeding an Infant with Neurological Problems  
Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized baby  (Spanish)  
Breastfeeding: Weaning  (Spanish)  
Breastfeeding: Weaning After Infant Loss  
Breastfeeding: Weaning from pumping  
Cleft Palate Repair: Feeding Your Child  
Feeding Children Ages 1 to 3  
Formula Adjustment (Elecare)  
Formula Adjustment (Enfacare)  
Formula Adjustment (Enfaport)  
Formula Adjustment (NeoCate)  
Formula Adjustment (NeoSure)  
Formula Adjustment (Nutramigen® or Nutramigen® with Enflora LGG)  
Formula Adjustment (Pregestimil)  
Formula Adjustment (Special)  
Formula Adjustment (Standard 19 cal/oz)  
Formula Adjustment (Standard 20 cal/oz)  
Gluten-Free / Casein-Free Diet for Autism Spectrum Disorder  
Weight Gain Tips  (Spanish)  


Aerobic Exercise  
Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play  (Somali, Spanish)  
Battery Safety Sheet  
Bilateral Coordination  
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER or ABR)  
Cleft Palate - Infant Feeding  
Cleft Palate - Speech Development  
Cleft Palate - Speech Glossary  
Cleft Palate - Transitioning to Cup Drinking  
Coughing Exercise  
Crutches  (Spanish)  
Cystic Fibrosis Exercises  
Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 1-3  
Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 13 and older  
Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 4-6  
Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 7 -12  
Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Infant  
Developmental Milestones 12-18 Months  
Developmental Milestones 18-24 Months  
Developmental Milestones 2-3 Years  
Developmental Milestones 3-5 years  
Developmental Milestones 6-12 Months  
Developmental Milestones Birth - 6 Months  
Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise  
Hearing and Speech Development  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation  
Passy-Muir Valve  
Playing with Sounds  
Resonance Disorders  
Serial Casting  
Sign language for hearing children  
Speech and Language Development: 12 to 18 Months  
Speech and Language Development: 18 to 24 Months  
Speech and Language Development: 24 to 30 Months  
Speech and Language Development: 30 to 36 Months  
Speech and Language Development: Birth to 12 Months  
Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on Speech  
Video Fluoroscopic Swallow  
Voice Disorders  
Word Finding  

Rehabilitation (Staff Only)

Abdominal Binder  
Arm and Hand Strengthening  
Aspiration: Feeding Plan - No Recipe  
Aspiration: Feeding Plan - Recipe  
BAER - Unsedated  
Body Awareness  
Breathing Exercises  
Calming Activities: Home Program  
Calming an Infant: Home Program  
Chest Expansions: Lower  
Chest Expansions: Middle  
Chest Expansions: Upper  
Chest Stretches: Prolonged  
Classroom Accommodations  
Classroom Accommodations for Language Disorders  
Concentration - Calming Space  
Concentration - Personal Cues  
Craniosacral Therapy  
Deep Pressure Touch and Joint Compression  
Developmental Milestones (Cardiac-Neuro) 4-6 years   
Expanding Food Tastes  
Eye-Hand Coordination Level I  
Eye-Hand Coordination Level II  
Handwriting Warm-Ups  
Motor Planning Activities  
Myofascial Release  
Ocular Motor Activities  
Oral Sensorimotor Activities   
Oral Stimulation  
Passive Range of Motion for Children: Lower  
Passive Range of Motion for Children: Upper  
Passive Range of Motion for Infants: Lower  
Passive Range of Motion for Infants: Upper  
Preparing Your Baby for Feeding  
Proprioceptive Activities  
Self Feeding: Home Program  
Sensory Diet  
Sensory Processing Disorder  
Sleep and Self-regulation  
Smell Sensitivity  
Sound Sensitivity  
Splint Use: Home Program  
Stoplight Program  
Tactile Activities with Food  
Tactile Activities: Daily Care  
Tactile Activities: Indoor Outdoor Play  
Tactile Discrimination  
The Listening Program - Home Program  
The Listening Program - Introduction  
Therapeutic Listening  
Therapy Meal  
Thin Liquids Feeding Plan  
Thumb Splint: Care at Home  
Toe Walking  
Torticollis: Left  
Torticollis: Right  
TOT Collar  
Unsedated BAER  
Vestibular Activities Level I  
Vestibular Activities Level II  


Adenoidectomy: Discharge Instructions  
Bowel Preparation in the Hospital Before Surgery  
Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home - Adolescent  (Spanish)  
Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home - Infant/Child  (Spanish)  
Cardiac Surgery: Care in the hospital  
CHG Bath - 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths  
Circumcision: Care at Home  (Somali, Spanish)  
Cleft Lip  
Cleft Palate  
Cochlear Implant  
Dental Surgery: Discharge Instructions  (Spanish)  
Ear Surgery: Care at Home  (Spanish, Hmong, Somali)  
Ear Tube Surgery: Discharge Instructions  
Hernia and/or Hydrocele  
Hypospadias  (Spanish)  
Laser Treatment of the Skin: Care at Home  
Liver Biopsy  
Mitrofanoff (Continent Urinary Diversion)  
Nasal Surgery  
Nephrostomy Tube: Care at Home  
Nissen Fundoplication  
Orchiopexy  (Spanish)  
Pacemaker: Care at Home  
Pulmonary Stents  
Pyloric Stenosis  
Strabismus Repair: Discharge Instructions  
Tear Duct Probe  
Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy (with a Bleeding Disorder)  (Spanish)  
Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Tracheostomy: Pre-operative Information  
Ureteral Reimplant  

Test and Procedures

Blood Transfusion Identification  (Hmong, Spanish, Hmong, Spanish)  
Blood Transfusion Information Video  
Blood Transfusion: Care at Home  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Body Cooling  
Bone Marrow Test  (Spanish)  
Bone Scan  
Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity  
Breast Milk Supply FAQs  
Breast pumping shouldn't hurt  
Breastfeeding: solving early problems  
Bronchoscopy - Laryngoscopy: Discharge Instructions  
Car Seat Evaluation Results  
Cardiac Catheterization: Care at Home  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Cardiac Stress Test  
Cardiac Telemetry  
Celecoxib (Celebrex)  
Cold Air Challenge  
Colonoscopy: Care at Home  (Spanish)  
Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan)  
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Care at Home  
Cystoscopy: Care at Home  
Directed blood donations  
Eating and drinking before anesthesia or sedation  (Somali, Spanish)  
Electroencephalogram (ambulatory)  
Electroencephalogram (Ambulatory): Instructions  
Electroencephalogram (Video - inpatient)  
Electroencephalogram (Video)  
Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)  
Emergency Mental Health Care  
Endocrine Testing  
Endoscopy: Care at Home  (Spanish)  
EZ-On Modified Vest Video (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)  
Gastric Empty Scan  
Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan  
Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures  
Intravenous Therapy  
Keeping Your Child Safe at Children's  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Lumbar Puncture  
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)  
Medela Quick Clean Microwave Bag Instructions (Medela)  
Memory Monitor Unit  
Methacholine Challenge  
Moving Patients Safely  
Nerve Block - Care at Home  
Newborn Pulse Oximetry Screening  
Precautions - Airborne  
Precautions - Airborne and Contact  
Precautions - Contact  
Precautions - Contact and Droplet  
Precautions - Droplet  
Precautions - Enteric  
Precautions - Special Airborne  
Pregnancy testing before a procedure  
Pulmonary Function Test  
Radionuclide Cystogram (RNC)  
Renal Scan or DMSA Scan  
Renogram with Lasix  
Renogram with Vasotec  
Safe Patient Handling  
Safe Room Care  
Sedation: Extended Observation  
Skin biopsy (punch type)  
Stool Sample Collection at Home  (Spanish)  
Submaximal Exercise Test  
Tuberculosis Skin Test  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Upper Gastrointestinal Series  
Urine Collection (Timed)  
Urodynamic Studies  (Spanish)  
Voiding Cystourethrogram for Boys  
Voiding Cystourethrogram for Girls  

Ways to Wellness

ePrescribe patient handout  
Healing Touch  
Herbal Medicine  
Integrative Cancer Care  
Integrative Medicine  
Mental Imagery  
Spirituality and Healing  
Stress Management  
Teach back checklist  
Traditional Chinese Medicine