Airborne and Contact Precautions: Hospital procedures to prevent the spread of germs.

Barium Exam: Care at Home: Barium, a type of contrast fluid, is put into a part of the body so it can be seen on the X-rays. How to help your child get rid of the barium, and what to watch for. See also: Video Fluoroscopic Swallow, Enema: Barium

Blood Transfusion Identification: Hmong, Spanish An ID band safely identifies your child when blood samples are given. See also: Blood Transfusion Information, Blood Transfusion: Care at Home

Blood Transfusion Information: Hmong, Spanish Explains "whole-blood" and blood-component transfusions: purposes and risks. See also: Blood Transfusion Identification, Blood Transfusion: Care at Home

Blood Transfusion: Care at Home: Hmong, Spanish What to watch for after your child's transfusion of blood or blood products. See also: Blood Transfusion Information, Blood Transfusion Identification

Body Cooling: Description of body cooling therapy. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child.

Bone Marrow Test: Spanish Tests a sample of marrow (a substance inside the bone) for certain diseases. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Pain in Infants, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Bone Scan: An X-ray test to examine the bones. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Helping Children Cope With Medical Procedures

Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity: Sometimes used to treat certain muscle groups: what to expect, possible side effects. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Sedation for a Procedure, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER or ABR): Spanish Measures how the ear receives sound and sends it to the brain. See also: Auditory Evoked Potential (for neurological assessment purposes), Hearing and Speech Development, Sedation for a Procedure, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Breast Pumping Shouldn't Hurt: Treatments for mothers who pump breast milk.

Breastfeeding: Solving early problems: General care, treatment and prevention.

Bronchiolitis: Hmong, Spanish Infection and swelling of the bronchioles (small airways in the lungs), which makes it hard to breathe. See also: Nebulizer Treatments, Secondhand Smoke: Protecting Your Family

Bronchoscopy: Care at Home: Examination of the respiratory tract including the trachea, larynx, and bronchial tubes. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Pain in Infants, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Car Seat Evaluation Results: Safety best practices.

Cardiac Catheterization: Care at Home: Hmong, Spanish A tube is threaded through a vein or artery into the heart: how to care for your child after the procedure. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Pain in Infants, Pulmonary Stents, Sedation for a Procedure, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Cardiac Stress Test: This test measures heart function during exercise.

Cardiac Telemetry: A system to continuously measure heart rhythm and rate while your child is a patient at the hospital.

Cold Air Challenge: A breathing test to check for asthma or exercise-induced asthma. See also: Asthma, Asthma Trigger Control, Bronchodilators (quick-acting inhaled), Inhalers

Colonoscopy: Care at Home: Spanish Home care after an examination of the inside of the colon (large intestine). See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan): A CT scanner makes cross-sectional images (pictures) of body tissues. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Sedation for a Procedure, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Care at Home: Caring for an infant who has had surgery to close an opening in the diaphragm. See also: Pain in Infants, Anesthesia: Questions and Answers, Post-anesthesia Care Unit

Contact and Droplet Precautions: Hospital procedures to prevent the spread of germs.

Contact Precautions: Hospital procedures to prevent the spread of germs.

Cystoscopy: Care at Home: Caring for your child after a procedure to look at the inside of the bladder. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents

Dialysis: When the kidneys fail to cleanse the blood, dialysis serves this purpose. The three types of dialysis and how to prepare your child. See also: Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pain in Children and Adolescents, Pain in Infants, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Directed blood donations: Coordinating blood donations for your child from relatives and close friends.

Droplet Precautions: Hospital procedures to prevent the spread of germs.

Eating and drinking before anesthesia or sedation: Somali, Spanish Gives a schedule for what and when a child can eat before procedures involving anesthesia or sedation, and why this is important. See also: Anesthesia: Questions and Answers, Sedation for a Procedure

Echocardiogram: A test that uses sound waves to help identify the cause of some heart problems. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home, Sedation for a Procedure

Electrocardiogram: A test that measures the heartbeat's speed and rhythm. Helps identify the cause of some heart problems and determine the effects of heart medicines. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home

Electroencephalogram: A test that records the electrical activity of the brain. See also: Seizures, Sedation for a Procedure, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Electroencephalogram (Ambulatory): How to prepare your child for an at-home electroencephalogram, what to do and what to expect. See also: Seizures, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Electroencephalogram (Ambulatory): Instructions: Specific instructions for an electoencephalogram with your child at home. See also: Seizures

Electroencephalogram (Video - Inpatient): How to prepare your child for an electroencephalogram that records the brain's electrical activity along with a video of the child's activities. See also: Seizures

Electroencephalogram (Video): How to prepare your child for an electroencephalogram that records the brain's electrical activity along with a video of the child's activities. See also: Seizures

Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS): These two tests evaluate the causes of muscle problems such as numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, and cramping. See also: Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Emergency Mental Health Care: Emergency treatments that may be needed in the hospital to keep your child, you, other patients, and staff safe. See also: Safe Room Care

Endocrine Testing: This test will help your doctor determine how well your child's endocrine system is working. See also: Anesthetic cream (EMLA; LMX4), Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Endoscopy: Care at Home: Spanish Caring for your child after an examination of the esophagus, stomach, and/or first part of the small intestine. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents

Enema: Barium, a type of contrast fluid, is put into the colon so it can be seen on X-rays. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Barium Exam: Care at Home, Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Gastric Empty Scan: An X-ray test to see how well the stomach empties. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan: An X-ray test to check whether stomach contents back up into the esophagus or lungs. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Gastroesophageal Reflux, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures: Why and how to prepare children for medical procedures. Ideas for helping them while waiting, during the procedure, and afterwards.

Intravenous Therapy: Why an IV is needed, precautions staff take to prevent problems with the IV, and how you can help. See also: Central Venous Catheter: Care at Home, Implanted Port: Care at Home, Peripheral IV: Care at Home, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Care at Home

Keeping Your Child Safe at Children's: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Recommendations to help keep patients safe while at Children's of Minnesota

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): An MRI scanner uses a large magnet and radio waves to make three dimensional images of body tissues. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Sedation for a Procedure, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Memory Monitor Unit: An overnight recording of a baby's breathing effort, heart rate, and oxygen level, whenever they fall outside of a set range.

Methacholine Challenge: A breathing test that checks for asthma or exercise-induced asthma.

Moving Patients Safely: Explains which patients need a mechanical lift to help move them, how it works, and how it feels.

Nerve Block - Care at Home: Information on how to care for a child after a nerve block procedure. See also: Pain in InfantsPain in Children and Adolescents

Patient Safety: Keeping Your Child Safe at Children's: Recommendations to help keep patients safe while at Children's of Minnesota

Pneumogram: An overnight recording of breathing, heart rate, oxygen level, and air flow to the lungs during sleep.

Pregnancy testing before a procedure: Explains why and how pregnancy testing is done before procedures such as surgery or certain tests.

Pulmonary Function Test: A breathing test to help determine if a child's lungs are working properly. See also: Asthma, Asthma Medicines, Cold Air Challenge, Pulmonary Function Test

Radionuclide Cystogram (RNC): An X-ray test to detect urinary reflux. How to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: After a Urinary Catheter, Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Renal Scan or DMSA Scan: An X-ray test to determine how the kidneys are working. How to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Renogram: An X-ray test to determine how the kidneys are working. How to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Renogram with Lasix: An X-ray test to determine how the kidneys are working. The test uses Lasix, a medicine that helps the kidneys produce urine more quickly. How to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: After a Urinary Catheter, Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Renogram with Vasotec: An X-ray test to determine how the kidneys are working. The test uses Vasotec, a medicine that treats high blood pressure and kidney disease. How to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Routine Airborne Precautions: Hospital procedures to prevent the spread of germs.

Safe Patient Handling: Explains which patients need a mechanical lift to help move them, how it works, and how it feels. No related documents.

Safe Room Care: Children's Hospitals and Clinics takes special measures to ensure your child's safety while in the hospital. See also: Emergency Mental Health Care

Sedation: Extended Observation: Explains which patients need 12 hour observation after sedation, what will happen, and how to prepare for the stay. See also: Sedation For A Procedure

Skin Biopsy (Punch Type): Explains how a punch type skin biopsy is done, and home care of the site afterwards. See also: Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Special Airborne Precautions: Hospital procedures to prevent the spread of germs.

Stool Sample Collection at Home: Hmong, Somali, Spanish How to collect and store a sample of stool (bowel movement) for testing.

Submaximal Exercise Test: A painless, safe breathing test for exercise-induced asthma.

Tuberculosis Skin Test: Hmong, Somali, Spanish A test for exposure to the lung disease tuberculosis: why it is needed and how it is done. See also: Tuberculosis, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Ultrasound: Uses sound waves to produce pictures of body organs and tissues. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Upper Gastrointestinal Series: Your child will swallow barium, a type of contrast fluid, so the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine can be seen on X-rays. What to expect and how to prepare and support your child. See also: Barium Exam: Care at Home, Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Urine Collection (Timed): How to collect urine samples over a specified time period for testing.

Urodynamic Studies: Describes tests involved in study of the bladder function, and how to prepare your child. See also: After a Urinary Catheter, Urinary Tract Infection, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Video Fluoroscopic Swallow: Spanish A video X-ray of a child's swallowing; helps determine cause of trouble with breathing or eating. See also: Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Voiding Cystourethrogram for Boys: An X-ray test to see how the urinary system is working, and how to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: After a Urinary Catheter, Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Voiding Cystourethrogram for Girls: An X-ray test to see how the urinary system is working, and how to help your child before, during, and after the test. See also: After a Urinary Catheter, Nitrous Oxide for Sedation, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures