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.

Conditions and Illness

Adrenal Insufficiency: Hormone Replacement Therapy  
Apnea of prematurity  
Appendicitis (Possible)  
Asthma  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Action Plan  (Spanish)  
Asthma trigger control  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Autonomic Dysreflexia  
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)  
Chiari I Malformation  
Chickenpox  (Spanish)  
Chlamydia in Newborns  
Chylothorax: Fat Free Diet   
Clavicle Fracture  
Comforting your baby during procedures  
Congestive Heart Failure  (Somali, Spanish)  
Conjunctivitis  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Constipation  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Cradle Cap  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Croup  (Spanish)  
Diaper Rash  (Spanish)  
Diarrhea  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Diarrhea Reference Chart  
Digoxin (Lanoxin)  
Down Syndrome  (Somali)  
Eczema  (Hmong, Spanish)  
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  
Impetigo  (Hmong, Spanish)  
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  
Lice  (Hmong, Spanish)  
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)  
Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)  
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)  
Pinworms  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Pneumonia  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Infant)  
Respiratory Syncytial Virus  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Retinopathy of Prematurity  (Spanish)  
Ringworm of the Scalp  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Ringworm of the Skin  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Rotavirus  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Scabies  (Spanish)  
Seizures  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Sickle Cell Pain Control  
Sore Throat  (Spanish)  
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)  
Urinary Tract Infection  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Vesicoureteral Reflux  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Vomiting  (Hmong, Spanish)