Patient/Family Education Materials A-Z

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.

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Acetaminophen dosage chart    Translations: (Spanish)
ACTH for Infantile Spasms    Translations: (Hmong)
Adenoidectomy: Discharge Instructions
Adrenal Insufficiency: Hormone Replacement Therapy
Advil dosage chart    Translations: (Spanish)
Aerobic Exercise
Aldesleukin (Interleukin-2, Proleukin®)
Alemtuzumab (Campath)
Alpha Interferon
Amifostine (Ethyol)
Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar)
Amiodarone (Cordarone)
Anesthesia: Questions and Answers    Translations: (Somali), (Spanish)
Anesthetic Cream: 4% Lidocaine (LMX4, Curacaine)    Translations: (Spanish)
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE): Irrigation
Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE): Surgery
Apnea of prematurity
Appendectomy (CPN link)
Asparaginase (Elspar, Erwinase)    Translations: (Spanish)
Aspirin    Translations: (Spanish)
Asthma    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Asthma Action Plan    Translations: (Spanish)
Asthma Booklet    Translations: (Spanish)
Asthma Inhalers    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Asthma Inhalers Video    Translations: (Spanish)
Asthma Medicines    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Asthma Nebulizer    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Asthma Poster    Translations: (Somali), (Spanish)
Asthma trigger control    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Atomoxetine (Strattera)
Atypical Antipsychotics
Autonomic Dysreflexia

Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play
Barium Exam: Care at Home
Battery Safety Sheet
Behavior Regulators
Beta Blockers
Bilateral Coordination
Bladder Augmentation
Bleeding Disorder: Nosebleed Treatment
Bleeding Disorders: Allergic Reaction to Factor
Bleeding Disorders: Emergencies in Hemophilia
Bleeding Disorders: First Aid for the Child in School
Bleeding Disorders: Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia
Bleeding Disorders: Iliopsoas Bleed    Translations: (Spanish)
Blenderizing Guidelines
Bleomycin (Blenoxane)    Translations: (Spanish)
Blood Clot Prevention
Blood Glucose Testing
Blood Pressure Measurement
Blood Transfusion Identification    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Blood Transfusion Information    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Blood Transfusion Information Video
Blood Transfusion: Care at Home    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
BMI - Body Mass Index: Tips for Healthier Living    Translations: (Spanish)
Body Cooling
Bone Marrow Test    Translations: (Spanish)
Bone Scan
Bortezomib (Velcade)
Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity
Bowel Preparation in the Hospital Before Surgery
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER or ABR)
Breast Milk Supply FAQs
Breast Milk: Banked Donor Milk
Breast Milk: Fortified (using 20 cal/oz Standard Formula)    Translations: (Spanish)
Breast Milk: Fortified (Using Enfacare Formula)    Translations: (Spanish)
Breast Milk: Fortified (using NeoSure Formula)    Translations: (Spanish)
Breast Milk: Fortified (using Standard 19 cal/oz Formula)
Breast pumping shouldn't hurt
Breast Pumping When Your Baby is in the Hospital    Translations: (Spanish)
Breastfeeding an infant with cleft lip
Breastfeeding an Infant with Down Syndrome
Breastfeeding an Infant with Neurological Problems
Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized baby    Translations: (Spanish)
Breastfeeding: solving early problems
Breastfeeding: Weaning    Translations: (Spanish)
Breastfeeding: Weaning After Infant Loss
Breastfeeding: Weaning from pumping
Bronchoscopy - Laryngoscopy: Discharge Instructions
Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
Buspirone (Buspar)

Caffeine (Cafcit)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Car Seat Evaluation Results
Carboplatin (Paraplatin, CBDCA)    Translations: (Spanish)
Cardiac Catheterization: Care at Home    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Cardiac Home Monitoring Program
Cardiac Stress Test
Cardiac Surgery Care at Home - Activity Limitations and Lift (Video)
Cardiac Surgery Care at Home - Incision (Video)
Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home - Adolescent    Translations: (Spanish)
Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home - Infant/Child    Translations: (Spanish)
Cardiac Surgery: Care in the hospital
Cardiac Telemetry
Carmustine (BiCNU, BCNU)    Translations: (Spanish)
Cast Care and Mobility Changes
Catheterizing a Boy (Intermittent)    Translations: (Spanish)
Catheterizing a Girl (Intermittent)    Translations: (Spanish)
Caudal Block
Celecoxib (Celebrex)
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention    Translations: (Somali), (Spanish)
Central Venous Catheter: Care at Home
Cephalosporin Antibiotics (IV or IM)
CH. 14.18 Monoclonal Antibody (MAB Ch. 14.18, Anti-GD2)    Translations: (Spanish)
Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Cyclophosphamide
Chemotherapy at Home (IV push)    Translations: (Spanish)
Chest Physiotherapy (Age 2 and Older)
Chest Physiotherapy (Birth to 2 Years)
Chest Physiotherapy (Using Trendelenberg)
CHG Bath - 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths
Chlamydia in Newborns
Choking (Age 1 and Older)    Translations: (Spanish)
Choking Infant (Up to 1 Year)    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Chylothorax: Fat Free Diet
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
Circumcision: Care at Home    Translations: (Somali), (Spanish)
Cisplatin (Platinol, CDPP)    Translations: (Spanish)
Clavicle Fracture
Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Cleft Palate - Infant Feeding
Cleft Palate - Speech Development
Cleft Palate - Speech Glossary
Cleft Palate - Transitioning to Cup Drinking
Cleft Palate Repair: Feeding Your Child
Clonidine (Catapres)
Clopidogrel (Plavix)
Clostridium Difficile (CDC)    Translations: (Spanish)
Cochlear Implant
Cold Air Challenge
Colonoscopy: Care at Home    Translations: (Spanish)
Colostomy: Care at Home
Comforting your baby during procedures
Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan)
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Care at Home
Congestive Heart Failure    Translations: (Somali), (Spanish)
Constipation    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Corticosteroids (Inhaled)    Translations: (Spanish)
Corticosteroids and Nutrition
Corticosteroids for Asthma (Oral)    Translations: (Spanish)
Corticosteroids for Chemotherapy    Translations: (Spanish)
Corticosteroids for Immune Disorders
Coughing Exercise
CPR (all ages)
Crutches    Translations: (Spanish)
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)    Translations: (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
Cystic Fibrosis Medicines
Cystic Fibrosis: Huff-Cough
Cystic Fibrosis: Hypertonic Saline Nebulization
Cystic Fibrosis: Nebulizer Treatments
Cystoscopy: Care at Home
Cytarabine (Ara-C, Cytosar-U)    Translations: (Spanish)

Dacarbazine (DTIC, DIC, imidazole carboxamide)    Translations: (Spanish)
Dactinomycin (Actinomycin-D, AMD, Cosmegen)    Translations: (Spanish)
Dalteparin (Fragmin)
Daunorubicin (Daunomycin, Cerubidine)    Translations: (Spanish)
Deferoxamine (Desferal)
Deflux Implant Procedure
Dental Care with a Bleeding Disorder
Dental Surgery: Discharge Instructions    Translations: (Spanish)
Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bedwetting
Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders
Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Diabetes Insipidus
Desmopressin (Stimate)
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
Dexrazoxane (Zinecard)    Translations: (Spanish)
Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise
Diarrhea    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Diarrhea Reference Chart
DIASTAT AcuDial (Valeant Pharmaceuticals - English, Spanish)
Diazepam (Valium) Rectal
Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Directed blood donations
Diuretics (Thiazide-type)
Dornase Alfa (Pulmozyme)
Down Syndrome    Translations: (Somali)
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, adria, ADR, DOXO)    Translations: (Spanish)
Drinking liquids: Helpful Hints for You and Your Child
DualCap - Use at Home

Ear Drops    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Ear Surgery: Care at Home    Translations: (Spanish), (Hmong), (Somali)
Ear Tube Surgery: Discharge Instructions
Eating and drinking before anesthesia or sedation    Translations: (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    Translations: (Spanish)
Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
Epidural Analgesia
ePrescribe patient handout
Etoposide (VePesid)    Translations: (Spanish)
Eye Drops    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Eye Ointment    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
EZ-On Modified Vest Model #101M2 (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)
EZ-On Modified Vest Model #M203 (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)
EZ-On Modified Vest Video (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)

Factor Concentrate at Home    Translations: (Spanish)
Fall Prevention at Children's
Fall Prevention at Home
Febrile Seizures    Translations: (Spanish)
Fecal Pouch Emptying
Feeding Children Ages 1 to 3
Fever    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Fludarabine (Fludara)    Translations: (Spanish)
Fludrocortisone (Florinef)
Fluorouricil (Adrucil)
Foley Catheter - Preventing CAUTIs
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)
Furosemide (Lasix) or Bumetanide (Bumex)

Gastric Empty Scan
Gastroesophageal Reflux    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan
Gastrostomy Care: G-J tube
Gastrostomy Care: G-tube
Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
Genetic Conditions    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate
Gluten-Free / Casein-Free Diet for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Granulocyte Stimulation Factor (Neupogen, Filgrastim)    Translations: (Spanish)
Guanfacine (Tenex)

H-2 Blockers
Head Injury with Bleeding Disorder    Translations: (Spanish)
Healing Touch
Hearing and Speech Development    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Herbal Medicine
Hernia and/or Hydrocele
Hormone Therapy for Young Women
Hydroxyurea (Hydrea)
Hypospadias    Translations: (Spanish)

Ibuprofen dosage chart    Translations: (Spanish)
Idarubicin (Idamycin)    Translations: (Spanish)
Ifosfamide (Ifex)    Translations: (Spanish)
Ileostomy: Care at Home
Imatinib (Gleevec)    Translations: (Spanish)
Immune Globulin
Immune Globulin - Intramuscular (IMIG)
Immunizations for Children with Bleeding Disorders
Immunizations: Care at home    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Imperforate Anus
Implanted Port
Implanted Port: Care at Home
Infant Behavior Cues
Infant Pulmonary Function Test
Infliximab (Remicade)
Influenza (Flu) (MN Dept of Health)
Inhalers    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Injections (intramuscular)
Injections (subcutaneous)    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Insuflon (indwelling subcutaneous catheter) at home
Integrative Cancer Care
Integrative Medicine
Intravenous Therapy
Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) in Premature Infants
Irinotecan (Camptosar)    Translations: (Spanish)
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

Jaundice in Newborns    Translations: (Spanish)

Kawasaki Disease    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Kinesio Tape

Laser Treatment of the Skin: Care at Home
Latex Allergy
Leucovorin (Citrovorim factor, Folinic acid)
Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists
Liver Biopsy
Lomustine (CCNU, CeeNu)    Translations: (Spanish)
Lumbar Puncture

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Medela Quick Clean Microwave Bag Instructions (Medela)
Medical Record Access
Medicine - Helping Children Take Oral Medicines
Medicine - Infant Tips Video    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Medicine - Toddler Tips Video    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Medicine Safety    Translations: (Spanish)
Melphalan (Alkeran)
Memory Monitor Unit
Meningitis    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Mental Imagery
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol)    Translations: (Spanish)
Mesna (Mesnex)    Translations: (Spanish)
Methacholine Challenge
Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA colonization
Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus auerus - MRSA infection (MDH)
Methotrexate (for Chemotherapy)    Translations: (Spanish)
Metoclopramide (Reglan)
Mineral Oil for Ear Cleaning
Mitoxantrone (Novoantrone)    Translations: (Spanish)
Mitrofanoff (Continent Urinary Diversion)
Mobility Changes: Helping Children Cope
Motrin dosage chart    Translations: (Spanish)
Mouth Bleeding with a Bleeding Disorder    Translations: (Spanish)
Moving Patients Safely
Multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO)

Nasal Bridle Education Tool
Nasal Surgery
Nasal Tube Retaining Device
Nasogastric Tube Feeding    Translations: (Spanish)
Nebulizer Treatments    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Necrotizing Enterocolitis    Translations: (Spanish)
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Care at Home
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
Nephrostomy Tube: Care at Home
Nerve Block - Care at Home
Neurofibromatosis Type 1    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Newborn Pulse Oximetry Screening
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)
Nissen Fundoplication
Nitric Oxide (Inhaled)
Nitrous Oxide for Sedation    Translations: (Spanish)

Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
Oncology Caregiver Education Tool
Ondansetron (Zofran)
Orchiopexy    Translations: (Spanish)
Otitis Media    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Oxygen Safety at Home    Translations: (Spanish)

Pacemaker: Care at Home
Pain after Tonsillectomy
Pain in Children and Adolescents    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Pain in Infants    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Passy-Muir Valve
Patent Ductus Arteriosus    Translations: (Spanish)
Patient Safety: Keeping Your Child Safe at Children's
Patient-controlled Analgesia
Peak Flow Meter    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Pegaspargase (Oncaspar)    Translations: (Spanish)
Peripheral IV: Care at Home
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Care at Home
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Insertion Information
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Playing with Sounds
Pneumonia    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Pouch Change: One Piece
Pouch Change: Two Piece (Using Newborn Pouch and Wafer)
Precautions - Airborne
Precautions - Airborne and Contact
Precautions - Contact
Precautions - Contact and Droplet
Precautions - Droplet
Precautions - Enteric
Precautions - Special Airborne
Pregnancy testing before a procedure
Pressure Sores: Prevention
Procarbazine (Matulane)    Translations: (Spanish)
Propofol (Dipravin) for sedation    Translations: (Spanish)
Propranolol for Hemangioma
Proton-pump Inhibitors
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary Stents
Pyloric Stenosis

Radionuclide Cystogram (RNC)
Renal Scan or DMSA Scan
Renogram with Lasix
Renogram with Vasotec
Resonance Disorders
Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Infant)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Retinoic Acid (for cancer therapy)    Translations: (Spanish)
Retinopathy of Prematurity    Translations: (Spanish)
Risperidone (Risperdal)
Rituximab (Rituxan)    Translations: (Spanish)

Safe handling of hazardous drugs
Safe Patient Handling
Safe Room Care
Sedation for a Procedure    Translations: (Spanish)
Sedation: Extended Observation
Seizures    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors
Serial Casting
Sickle Cell Pain Control
Sign language for hearing children
Skin biopsy (punch type)
Skin Care for a Child with Limited Mobility
Smoking - Quitting Tobacco Products
Sotalol (Betapace)
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
Spica Cast
Spirituality and Healing
Spironolactone (Aldactone)
Sprains and Strains
Stimulants for Attention Disorders    Translations: (Spanish)
Stool Sample Collection at Home    Translations: (Spanish)
Strabismus Repair: Discharge Instructions
Stress Management
Sturge-Weber Syndrome    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis    Translations: (Spanish)
Submaximal Exercise Test
Suctioning    Translations: (Spanish)
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Surgical Site Infections (CDC)    Translations: (Spanish)
Synagis (palivizumab)

Teach back checklist
Tear Duct Probe
Temozolomide (Temodar)    Translations: (Spanish)
Thalidomide (Thalomid)    Translations: (Spanish)
Thioguanine    Translations: (Spanish)
Thiotepa (TESPA, TSPA)    Translations: (Spanish)
Thrush    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Tobramycin (TOBI)
Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy (with a Bleeding Disorder)    Translations: (Spanish)
Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Topotecan (Hycamtin)    Translations: (Spanish)
Total Parenteral Nutrition at Home using the CADD Pump
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Tracheostomy: A Guide for Care at Home
Tracheostomy: Pre-operative Information
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Tranexamic Acid
Trastuzumab (Herceptin)    Translations: (Spanish)
Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on Speech
Trazodone (Oleptro, Desyrel)
Tuberculosis    Translations: (Somali)
Tuberculosis Skin Test    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Tylenol Dosage Chart    Translations: (Spanish)

Upper Gastrointestinal Series
Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds)    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)
Ureteral Reimplant
Urinary Catheter (Indwelling): Care at Home    Translations: (Spanish)
Urinary Catheter (Indwelling): Preventing CAUTIs
Urinary Catheter Irrigation    Translations: (Spanish)
Urine Collection (Timed)
Urodynamic Studies
Urostomy: Care at Home

Vesicoureteral Reflux    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)
Vest Therapy
Vest Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis bronchiectasis
Video Fluoroscopic Swallow    Translations: (Spanish)
Vinblastine (Velban)    Translations: (Spanish)
Vincristine (Oncovin)    Translations: (Spanish)
Vinorelbine (Navelbine)
Voice Disorders
Voiding Cystourethrogram for Boys
Voiding Cystourethrogram for Girls
Vomiting    Translations: (Hmong), (Spanish)

Warfarin (Coumadin)
Weight Gain Tips    Translations: (Spanish)
Win Rho
Word Finding
Wound Care    Translations: (Hmong), (Somali), (Spanish)