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.


Medicines

Acetaminophen dosage chart  (Spanish)  
ACTH for Infantile Spasms  (Hmong)  
Advil dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Aldesleukin (Interleukin-2, Proleukin®)  
Alemtuzumab (Campath)  
Allergy Medicines  
Alpha Interferon  
Amifostine (Ethyol)  
Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar)  
Amiodarone (Cordarone)  
Anesthesia: Questions and Answers  (Somali, Spanish)  
Anesthetic Cream: 4% Lidocaine (LMX4, Curacaine)  (Spanish)  
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors  
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers  
Asparaginase (Elspar, Erwinase)  (Spanish)  
Aspirin  (Spanish)  
Asthma Medicines  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Atomoxetine (Strattera)  
Atypical Antipsychotics  
Behavior Regulators  
Beta Blockers  
Bleomycin (Blenoxane)  (Spanish)  
Bortezomib (Velcade)  
Bronchodilators (Long-acting Inhaled)  (Spanish)  
Bronchodilators (Quick-acting Inhaled)  
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)  
Cyclosporine  
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)  
DIASTAT AcuDial (Valeant Pharmaceuticals - English, Spanish)  
Diazepam (Valium) Rectal  
Diuretics (Thiazide-type)  
Dornase Alfa (Pulmozyme)  
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  
Lithium  
Lomustine (CCNU, CeeNu)  (Spanish)  
Lovenox  
Medicine - Helping Children Take Oral Medicines  
Medicine Safety  (Spanish)  
Melphalan (Alkeran)  
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol)  (Spanish)  
Mesna (Mesnex)  (Spanish)  
Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA colonization  
Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA infection (MDH)  
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)  (Spanish)  
Phenobarbital  
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)  
Surfactant  
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)  
Vitamin D  
Warfarin (Coumadin)  
Win Rho