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!
About Surgical Site Infections Advice from the Centers for Disease Control.
Anesthesia: Questions and Answers Facts about the medicine given before surgery to help children fall deeply asleep and feel no pain (Somali and Spanish translations available at this link).
Bowel Preparation in the Hospital Before Surgery Facts about cleansing the intestines to prepare for surgery.
Pain in Children and Adolescents Information about options for managing pain in children and teens (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at this link).
Pain in Infants Information about options for managing pain in babies (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at this link).
Patient-Controlled Analgesia Facts about pumps that let kids help control their own pain medicine within safe limits.
Preparing your child for surgery guide This pre-surgery guide for parents comes in three versions based on where your child will be having surgery: Children’s – Minneapolis, Children’s – St. Paul or Children’s – Minnetonka.
Preparing Children for Surgery Advice from the American Heart Association.
Wound Care Facts about caring for a surgical incision (Hmong, Somali and Spanish translations available at link).
For information on specific types of surgery, check the Health Library and Resources page for the surgical specialty that applies to your child.