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!

Anesthesia: Questions and answers Facts about the medicine given before surgery to help children fall deeply asleep and feel no pain (Spanish and Somali translations available at link).

Eating and drinking before anesthesia or sedation Instructions about what and when to feed a child who will be receiving anesthesia (Spanish translation is available at the link).

Epidural analgesia Facts about pain medicine that is delivered through a small tube inserted in the lower back next to the spinal cord.

Frequently asked questions Links to resources for parents and families from the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.

Nerve block: Care at home Instructions on caring for your child after an injection of anesthetic to block pain from part of the body.

Preparing your child for surgery guide. This pre-surgery guide for parents includes information about anesthesia and comes in three versions based on where your child will be having surgery: Children’s – Minneapolis, Children’s – St. Paul or Children’s – Minnetonka.

Propofol (Diprivan®) for sedation Facts about an IV medicine that helps children relax or sleep during a medical procedure (Spanish translation is available at the link).

Sweet dreams at the hospital Downloadable coloring and activity book for kids about to undergo surgery and anesthesia from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (also in Spanish).

The parent’s role: Preparing for your child’s surgery and anesthesia Brochure for parents from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

What is a pediatric anesthesiologist? Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.



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