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 This explains what apnea is and why it affects many of babies who are born premature.
Back to sleep, tummy to play Knowing when to place your child on her tummy or back will help your child sleep and play safely.
Car seat evaluation results This information will help evaluate the safety of your child’s car seat.
Choking infant (Up to 1 year) Learn how to take quick action if an infant is choking (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).
CPR (all ages) Easy-to-follow CPR instructions will help you be prepared in case of an emergency.
Gastroesophageal reflux Read up on this condition that affects all infants to some degree (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).
H-2 blockers A guide to this type of medicine that helps reduce stomach acid.
Memory monitor unit Learn everything you need to know about this feature of the monitor
Oxygen safety at home If your child uses an oxygen concentrator or a portable oxygen tank, follow these important safety tips (Spanish translation available at link).
Pain in infants Understand your child’s response to pain and what can be done to manage it (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).
Pneumogram If your child needs this test — which is an overnight recording of breathing effort, heart rate, oxygen level and air flow from the lungs during sleep — this information will help you prepare.
Pneumonia Know the signs of this respiratory infection (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).
Proton-pump inhibitors (Prevacid, Priolosec) A guide to this type of medicine that helps reduce stomach acid.
Respiratory syncytial virus This virus is a common cause of pneumonia and bronchiolitis in infants and young children. Learn the signs (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).
Secondhand smoke Secondhand smoke can cause serious health problems, especially in younger children. Take these steps to keep your environment smoke-free.
Upper respiratory infections (Colds) You recognize the signature sniffles and sore throat. Find out how to ease the symptoms of colds (Spanish translation available at link).
But wait, there’s more
In addition to handy written materials for families, Children’s and other nationally recognized organizations offer classes to help strengthen your ability to care for a baby with breathing difficulties. Here are a few:
Children’s Minnesota—CPR for Families and Friends
Other numbers to know
The Children’s apnea program team is available to take calls from families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — that’s our promise to you.
But if you have a question about the home apnea monitor, here is some quick information about the companies that provide the equipment: