Pulmonary & Respiratory Program
Education materials and other resources
We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.
Patient and Family Education Materials If you need quick, clear info about a kids' health topic, we have it all!
Apnea of prematurity Learn the signs of apnea in premature babies and treatment options.
Asthma This covers what asthma is and how to recognize an asthma flare-up, with illustrations of how asthma works(Spanish translation available at the link).
Asthma action plan Your doctor will fill out this asthma treatment plan with you so you know how to keep asthma under control (Spanish translation available at link).
Asthma care at home This brochure is a guide for parents on how to help your child care for asthma during day-to-day life.
Asthma inhalers Learn the proper way to use an inhaler to ensure the medicine is delivered properly (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at link).
Asthma medicines This document describes the two types of asthma medicines (rescue medicine and control medicine) and when to use them (Somali and Spanish translations available at link).
Asthma nebulizer Step-by-step instructions teach you how to use a nebulizer to deliver asthma medication to infants and older children (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at link).
Asthma trigger control Find out how to recognize and avoid the triggers that make asthma worse (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).
Bronchiolitis If your child has bronchiolitis, an infection of the small airways in the lungs, read this guide to learn the symptoms and what to expect from treatment (Spanish translation also available at link, Hmong).
Bronch What's the Difference Between Quick-Relief and Long-Term Control Medicines? odilators (long-acting inhaled) Read this guide to medicines called bronchodilators, including how to give them and what to do if you miss a dose (also in Spanish).
Bronchodilators (quick-acting inhaled) If your child takes a quick-acting inhaled bronchodilator, this document tells you how to give the medicine, what side effects to expect, and how the medicine works.
Bronchoscopy: Care at home If your child has had a bronchoscopy procedure, learn what you need to do at home following the procedure
Chest physiotherapy Once a respiratory therapist has taught you chest physiotherapy, use this guide to remember the steps at home.
Choking (age 1 year and older) This brochure covers how to prevent choking, the signs of choking and what to do if a child older than age 1 is choking (Spanish translations available at link).
Choking Infant (up to 1 year) Learn the signs of choking in an infant and what to do if you see an infant choking (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).
Corticosteroids (inhaled) A brochure about these common asthma control medicines and how to use them (Spanish translation available at link).
Coughing exercise Your doctor may recommend this exercise to help get mucus out of the lungs.
CPR Follow these steps to give CPR to an adult or child who is not breathing and is not responsive if you have been trained in CPR.
Cystic fibrosis breathing exercises Read this guide to learn how breathing exercises help cystic fibrosis and how to do breathing exercises properly.
Cystic fibrosis medicines A chart of common medications for cystic fibrosis, how they work and the side effects you need to know.
Relaxation Exercises: Breathing Basics Your doctor may recommend using this exercise to learn the proper way to breathe.
Gastroesophageal reflux Understand the signs of gastroesophageal reflux in children and the changes that can help relieve symptoms (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).
Inhalers Follow this guide to know how to use a metered dose inhaler or dry powder inhaler (Diskus® or Flexhaler®) (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at link).
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) A brochure about this very infectious bacterial respiratory infection.
Pneumonia Learn to recognize the signs of pneumonia and when you should call a doctor (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).
Respiratory distress syndrome Read up on this lung condition that causes breathing problems in premature infants.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A guide to this viral infection that affects most children by age 3 (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).
Secondhand smoke Follow these tips to protect your family from the dangers of secondhand smoke.
Tracheostomy care at home If your child had a tracheostomy procedure in the hospital, follow these steps after discharge.
Tuberculosis Read this brochure to learn about what causes the lung infection tuberculosis and its signs and symptoms (Spanish translation available at the link).
Tuberculosis skin test How a tuberculosis skin test is performed and what your child should do to prepare for it (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at the link).
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