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.

Test and Procedures

Barium Exam: Care at Home  
Blood Transfusion Identification  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Blood Transfusion Information  (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  
Bronchiolitis  (Spanish)  
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  
Patient Safety: Keeping Your Child Safe at Children's  
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