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.


Child Development

Medical Record Access  

Conditions and Illness

Adrenal Insufficiency: Hormone Replacement Therapy  
Asthma  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Action Plan  (Spanish)  
Asthma Trigger Control - Spanish  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Cardiomyopathy  
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention - Somali  
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention - Spanish  
Chylothorax: Fat Free Diet   
Congestive Heart Failure  (Somali, Spanish)  
Constipation - Hmong  
Constipation - Somali  
Constipation - Spanish  
Diarrhea  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Diarrhea Reference Chart  
Down Syndrome - Arabic  
Down Syndrome - Somali  
Down Syndrome - Spanish  
Febrile Seizures  (Spanish)  

Conditions and Illness

Fever - Hmong  
Fever - Somali  
Fever - Spanish  
Gastroesophageal Reflux - Hmong  
Gastroesophageal Reflux - Spanish  

Conditions and Illness

Genetic Conditions - Hmong  
Genetic Conditions - Somali  
Genetic Conditions - Spanish  
Immune Globulin - Intramuscular (IMIG)   
Kinesio Tape  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Neurofibromatosis Type 1  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Pain after Tonsillectomy  
Pain in Children and Adolescents  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Pain in Infants  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Patent Ductus Arteriosus - Spanish  
Pneumonia  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Respiratory Syncytial Virus - Hmong  
Respiratory Syncytial Virus - Spanish  
Retinopathy of Prematurity - Spanish  
Seizures  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Sprains and Strains  
Sturge-Weber Syndrome  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis  (Spanish)  
Supraventricular Tachycardia  (Somali, Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds)  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Vesicoureteral Reflux  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Vomiting  (Hmong, Spanish, Spanish, Hmong, Spanish)  

First Aid

CPR (all ages)  (Spanish)  
Skin Care for a Child with Limited Mobility  
Wound Care  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  

Home Care Procedures

Injections (subcutaneous) - Hmong  
Asthma Booklet  (Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Inhalers Video  (Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Asthma Poster  (Somali, Spanish)  
Cardiac Surgery Care at Home - Activity Limitations and Lift (Video)  
Cardiac Surgery Care at Home - Incision (Video)  
Catheterizing a boy - intermittent - Spanish  
Catheterizing a girl - intermittent - Spanish  
Chemotherapy at home by IV push - Spanish  
Cystic Fibrosis: Nebulizer Treatments  (Spanish)  
Fall Prevention at Home  
Gastrostomy Care: G-J tube  
Gastrostomy Care: G-J tube - Spanish  
Gastrostomy Care: G-tube  
Gastrostomy Care: G-tube - Spanish  
Implanted port: Care at home - Spanish  
Inhalers - Hmong  
Inhalers - Somali  
Inhalers - Spanish  
Injections (subcutaneous) - Spanish  
Medicine - Infant Tips Video  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Medicine - Toddler Tips Video  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish, Spanish)  
Nasogastric tube feeding - Spanish  
Nebulizer - Hmong  
Nebulizer - Somali  
Nebulizer - Spanish  
Nosebleed treatment with a bleeding disorder - Spanish  
Oncology Caregiver Education Tool  
Oxygen Safety at Home - Spanish  
Peak Flow Meter - Hmong  
Peak Flow Meter - Spanish  (Spanish)  
Suctioning - Spanish  
Tracheostomy: A Guide for Care at Home  
Urinary Catheter (Indwelling): Care at Home  (Spanish)  
Urinary Catheter Irrigation  (Spanish)  
Urostomy: Care at Home  
Vest Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis bronchiectasis  

Medicines

Acetaminophen dosage chart  (Spanish, Hmong)  
Advil dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Anesthesia: Questions and Answers - Somali  
Anesthesia: Questions and Answers - Spanish  
Asparaginase (Elspar, Erwinase) - Spanish  (Spanish)  
Asthma Medicines  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Bleomycin (Blenoxane) - Spanish  
Carboplatin (Paraplatin, CBDCA) - Spanish  
Carmustine (BiCNU, BCNU) - Spanish  
Cisplatin (Platinol, CDPP) - Spanish  
Corticosteroids (Inhaled) - Spanish  
Corticosteroids for Asthma (Oral) - Spanish  
Corticosteroids for Chemotherapy - Spanish  
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) - Spanish  
Cytarabine (Ara-C, Cytosar-U) - Spanish  
Dacarbazine (DTIC, DIC, imidazole carboxamide) - Spanish  
Dactinomycin (Actinomycin-D, AMD, Cosmegen) - Spanish  
Daunorubicin (Daunomycin, Cerubidine) - Spanish  
Dexrazoxane (Zinecard) - Spanish  
Dinutuximab (Unituxin) - Spanish  
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, adria, ADR, DOXO) - Spanish  
Ear Drops - Hmong  
Ear Drops - Somali  
Ear Drops - Spanish  
Etoposide (VePesid) - Spanish  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Spanish)  
Fludarabine (Fludara)  (Spanish)  
Granulocyte stimulation factor (Neupogen, Filgrastim) - Spanish  
Ibuprofen dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Idarubicin (Idamycin) - Spanish  
Ifosfamide (Ifex) - Spanish  
Imatinib (Gleevec) - Spanish  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Irinotecan (Camptosar) - Spanish  (Spanish)  
Medicine Safety   (Spanish)  
Mercaptopurine (Purinethol) - Spanish  
Mesna (Mesnex) - Spanish  
Methotrexate (for Chemotherapy) - Spanish  
Mitoxantrone (Novoantrone) - Spanish  
Motrin dosage chart  (Spanish)  
Nitrous Oxide for Sedation - Spanish  (Spanish)  
Propofol (Dipravin) for sedation - Spanish  
Retinoic Acid (for cancer therapy) - Spanish  
Rituximab (Rituxan) - Spanish  
Sedation for a Procedure - Spanish  
Stimulants for Attention Disorders - Spanish  
Temozolomide (Temodar) - Spanish  
Thalidomide (Thalomid) - Spanish  (Spanish, Spanish)  
Topotecan (Hycamtin) - Spanish  
Trastuzumab (Herceptin) - Spanish  
Tylenol Dosage Chart  (Spanish, Spanish)  
Vitamin D - Spanish  

Nutrition

Breast milk supply FAQs  
Breast Milk: Fortified (using 20 cal/oz Standard Formula)  (Spanish)  
Breast Milk: Fortified (Using Enfacare Formula)  (Spanish)  
Breast Milk: Fortified (using NeoSure Formula)  (Spanish)  
Breast Milk: Fortified (using Standard 19 cal/oz Formula)  
Breast pumping shouldn't hurt! Treatments for mothers who pump breast milk   
Breast pumping when your baby is in the hospital  
Breast pumping when your baby is in the hospital - Spanish  
Breastfeeding your hospitalized baby  
Breastfeeding your hospitalized baby - Spanish  
Breastfeeding: Weaning - Spanish  
Feeding Children Ages 1 to 3  
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)  
Weight Gain Tips - Spanish  

Rehabilitation

Aerobic Exercise  
Back to sleep, tummy to play - Spanish  
Back to sleep, tummy to play - Somali  
Battery Safety Sheet  
Bilateral Coordination  
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER or ABR)  
Cleft Palate - Infant Feeding  
Cleft Palate - Speech Development  
Cleft Palate - Speech Glossary  
Cleft Palate - Transitioning to Cup Drinking  
Crutches  (Spanish)  
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  
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  
Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise  
Hearing and Speech Development  (Hmong, Spanish)  
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation  
Passy-Muir Valve  
Playing with Sounds  
Resonance Disorders  
Serial Casting  
Sign language for hearing children  
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  
Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on Speech  
Video Fluoroscopic Swallow  
Voice Disorders  
Word Finding  

Rehabilitation (Staff Only)

Abdominal Binder  
Arm and Hand Strengthening  
Aspiration: Feeding Plan - No Recipe  (Spanish)  
Aspiration: Feeding Plan - Recipe  
BAER - Unsedated  
Body Awareness  
Breathing Exercises  
Calming Activities: Home Program  
Calming an Infant: Home Program  
Chest Expansions: Lower  
Chest Expansions: Middle  
Chest Expansions: Upper  
Chest Stretches: Prolonged  
Classroom Accommodations  
Classroom Accommodations for Language Disorders  
Concentration - Calming Space  
Concentration - Personal Cues  
Craniosacral Therapy  
Deep Pressure Touch and Joint Compression  
Developmental Milestones (Cardiac-Neuro) 4-6 years   
Expanding Food Tastes  
Eye-Hand Coordination Level I  
Eye-Hand Coordination Level II  
Handwriting Warm-Ups  
Motor Planning Activities  
Myofascial Release  
Ocular Motor Activities  
Oral Sensorimotor Activities   
Oral Stimulation  
Passive Range of Motion for Children: Lower  
Passive Range of Motion for Children: Upper  
Passive Range of Motion for Infants: Lower  
Passive Range of Motion for Infants: Upper  
Preparing Your Baby for Feeding  
Proprioceptive Activities  
Self Feeding: Home Program  
Sensory Diet  
Sensory Processing Disorder  
Sleep and Self-regulation  
Smell Sensitivity  
Sound Sensitivity  
Splint Use: Home Program  
Stoplight Program  
Tactile Activities with Food  
Tactile Activities: Daily Care  
Tactile Activities: Indoor Outdoor Play  
Tactile Discrimination  
The Listening Program - Home Program  
The Listening Program - Introduction  
Therapeutic Listening  
Therapy Meal  
Thin Liquids Feeding Plan  
Thumb Splint: Care at Home  
Toe Walking  
Torticollis: Left  
Torticollis: Right  
TOT Collar  
Unsedated BAER  
Vestibular Activities Level I  
Vestibular Activities Level II  

Surgeries

Adenoidectomy: Discharge Instructions  
Cardiac surgery: Care at home (adolescent) - Spanish  
Cardiac surgery: Care at home (infant/child) - Spanish  
Circumcision: Care at Home  (Somali, Spanish)  
Dental Surgery: Discharge Instructions  (Spanish)  
Ear Surgery - Care at Home  (Spanish)  
Ear Tube Surgery: Discharge Instructions  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Hernia and/or Hydrocele  (Spanish)  
Hypospadias  (Spanish)  
Mitrofanoff (Continent Urinary Diversion)  
Orchiopexy  (Spanish)  
Strabismus Repair: Discharge Instructions  
Tear Duct Probe  (Spanish)  
Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy  (Hmong, Somali, Spanish)  
Ureteral Reimplant  

Test and Procedures

Blood transfusion identification - Hmong  
Blood transfusion identification - Spanish  
Blood transfusion information - Hmong  
Blood transfusion information - Spanish  
Blood Transfusion Information Video  
Blood transfusion: Care at home - Hmong  
Blood transfusion: Care at home - Spanish  (Spanish)  
Bronchoscopy - Laryngoscopy: Discharge Instructions  
Car Seat Evaluation Results  
Colonoscopy: Care at Home - Spanish  
Cystoscopy: Care at Home  
Eating and drinking before anesthesia or sedation - Somali  
Eating and drinking before anesthesia or sedation -Spanish  
Endoscopy: Care at Home - Spanish  
EZ-On Modified Vest Video (E-Z-ON Products, Inc.)  
Stool Sample Collection at Home - Spanish  
Sucrose  
Tuberculosis skin test - Hmong  
Tuberculosis skin test - Somali  
Tuberculosis skin test - Spanish  
Urine Collection (Timed)  
Urodynamic Studies  (Spanish)  
Voiding Cystourethrogram for Boys  
Voiding Cystourethrogram for Girls  

Ways to Wellness

Aromatherapy  
Biofeedback  
Exercise  
Healing Touch  
Integrative Cancer Care  
Integrative Medicine  
Massage  
Mental Imagery  
Spirituality and Healing  
Stress Management  
Teach back checklist  
Traditional Chinese Medicine  
Yoga