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
Chiari I Malformation Learn about this condition in which part of the brain extends into the spinal canal.
Concussion, first aid and medical treatment of this common form of brain injury in children.
Electroencephalogram How to prepare your child, plus tips for keeping kids happy and relaxed during the test.
Electroencephalogram (Ambulatory) Tips to get ready for an extended EEG in which your child wears a recording device overnight.
Electroencephalogram instructions (Ambulatory) How to record your child’s activities and indicate any seizure activity during the test.
Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS) An overview of this diagnostic test which measures nerve and muscle function.
Genetic Conditions What they are and how they’re passed from parent to child (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).
Hydrocephalus Read up on a brain condition in babies that often requires surgical treatment (Spanish translation also available at this link).
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in premature infants What it is, how it’s diagnosed and its effects on babies’ development.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Why it’s done, what to expect and how to help your child before and during the procedure.
Medicine safety Ways to prevent accidental overdoses, adverse interactions and other errors (Spanish translation available at the link).
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Overview of this genetic condition, which causes skin changes and nerve tumors (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).
Phenobarbital Get the facts on this common seizure medication.
Flat Head Syndrome (Positional Plagiocephaly) Learn about the causes and treatment of skull malformation in infants.
Sedation for a procedure What it is, plus tips for caring for your child afterward.
Seizures First aid instructions, plus when to seek medical help or emergency care.
Traumatic brain injury: Effects on speech How TBI affects communication, plus tips for helping your child.
Video electroencephalogram (EEG) – Inpatient Read up on this procedure that records brain activity and physical activity at the same time.
Video electroencephalogram (EEG) – Outpatient How to prepare for a video EEG performed at the doctor’s office.
Brain and spinal cord tumor resources
Children’s brain and spinal cord tumor page is packed with useful information, including types of tumors, how they’re diagnosed and treatment options.
The epilepsy program page links to up-to-the-minute articles and lists useful community organizations.
Sports concussion resources
Children’s Concussion Clinic provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for children and young adults who have sustained mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions caused by sports. Learn more about the program or the symptoms of concussions, plus considerations for treatment.